Posts Tagged ‘macroeconomic’



November 15th, 2016

Asia Pacific Catastrophe Report 2016: Executive Summary: Protection Gap

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bromo-volcano-east-java-indonesia-smThe gap between uninsured and insured risk continues to be an issue for the region. Insurance and reinsurance penetration rates remain low in many Asian countries. As the chart below shows, purchases in catastrophe reinsurance limit have grown, but in actual value terms the majority of growth is in territories with the highest levels of protection already.

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November 8th, 2016

Asia Pacific Catastrophe Report 2016: Executive Summary: Mergers and Acquisitions

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bromo-volcano-east-java-indonesia-smIn 2015, outbound mergers and acquisitions (M&A) abounded in the region, but a pause in transactions occurred in 2016. The flow of inbound M&A increased this year, largely caused by overseas companies making significant investments in joint ventures following recent regulatory changes in India.

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November 7th, 2016

Technology Innovation Identified as Top Growth Opportunity for (Re)insurance Industry in 2017, According to Guy Carpenter Annual Market Pulse Survey

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Technology innovation will provide the biggest growth opportunities for (re)insurers in the year ahead, according to a survey released today by Guy Carpenter & Company. Now in its fifth year, the annual survey polled executives from insurance and reinsurance companies during the 2016 Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCIAA) Annual Meeting held in Dallas, Texas. The goal of this year’s survey was to identify the top opportunities and threats to profitable growth in the year ahead, as well as examine the most significant disruptive forces impacting the industry.

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October 24th, 2016

From Public to Private

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frankland-nick-hs-smNick Frankland, CEO EMEA, Guy Carpenter

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The gap between insured losses and total economic losses remains stubbornly large - Swiss Re estimates that only 30 percent of global catastrophe losses in the ten years prior to 2015 were covered by insurance. Consequently, the remainder of the loss, USD 1.3 trillion, was borne by individuals, firms and governments, and this burden is increasing. Swiss Re estimates uninsured losses more than doubled from 0.08 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP) for the ten years from 1976 through 1985 to 0.17 percent for the years 2006 through 2015.

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October 23rd, 2016

Baden-Baden Reinsurance Symposium Explores Ways of Bridging Protection Gap

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Guy Carpenter & Company hosted the Reinsurance Symposium in Baden-Baden on October 23. The eighth year that the firm has hosted the event, the theme this year was “Bridging the Gap - Is the industry doing enough to attract risk from the public to the private sector?”

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October 23rd, 2016

Disruptive Forces Redefining the Role of Insurance

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vicky-carter-hs-3-sm1Victoria Carter, Vice Chairman, International Operations

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Fundamental disruptive forces are driving monumental changes in the global economy at an unprecedented rate. These forces compel the (re)insurance industry to adjust to the new reality and capitalize on the opportunities created.

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October 10th, 2016

GC Capital Ideas Top Chart Room Entries: Third Quarter, 2016

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From one of GC Capital Ideas’ more popular categories, we highlight the top Chart Room stories viewed during the third quarter of 2016:

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September 21st, 2016

Recognizing the Exposure Gap in Public Sector Risk

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Here we review GC Capital Ideas posts on the private sector closing the protection gap with public sector risk exposure.

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September 11th, 2016

Disruptive Forces Redefining The Role Of Insurance - GC@MC Commentary

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vicky-carter-smVictoria Carter, Vice Chairman, International Operations

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Industry Must Adapt and Innovate to Fully Grasp Opportunities

A series of fundamental disruptive forces are driving monumental changes in the global economy at an unprecedented rate. These forces compel the (re)insurance industry to adjust to the new reality and capitalize on the opportunities created, according to Victoria Carter, Vice Chairman of International Operations at Guy Carpenter.

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September 7th, 2016

Growing Public Sector Debt

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Many governments today are straining under public debt and many of the most catastrophically exposed governments are in the worst financial position. This is particularly true for countries exposed to the perils of flood, tropical cyclone and earthquake. Compounding this situation are demographic and economic trends that are adding additional pressure on already stressed balance sheets, both in emerging and developed economies.

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