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January 19th, 2017

Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives in Latin America: Part II

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aidan-pope-headshot-sm21Aidan Pope, Managing Director

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In response to the continued need for post-event budget allocation, the Mexican federal government established the Fund for Natural Disasters (FONDEN) in 1996 (1). It is a financial vehicle by which the federal government provides pre-event funding from tax revenues for post-disaster response and reconstruction - it has been critical in providing the government with access to international risk transfer schemes.

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January 18th, 2017

Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives in Latin America: Part I

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Globally, three of the ten most costly natural disaster events in the last 35 years occurred in total or in part in the Latin America/Caribbean region (1). As the region’s population, urbanization and gross domestic product concentration continues to grow, the effects of climate volatility are likely to further increase the impact of natural perils losses on economies that are already struggling. We are just now assessing the losses from Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean. The ultimate costs of these catastrophe event responses causes a strain on public balance sheets and an increase in public debt, ultimately burdening taxpayers.

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January 17th, 2017

Further Considerations on the Hurricane “Shield” Theory

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james-wallerJames Waller, Ph.D, Research Meteorologist

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A recent New York Times article titled “Conditions That Form More Hurricanes Also Protect U.S., Study Finds” (1) notes a hurricane “shield” for the U.S. coast during busy hurricane seasons. The article, based on recent research by James Kossin, (2) provides valuable insight, including some notes of caution from other experts in the field, but the observations should be treated with a moment of pause. Some key points to consider:

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January 16th, 2017

Chart: Top Ten Significant Insured Loss Events: 2016

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The table lists the latest estimates for the top ten significant insured loss events for 2016.

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January 12th, 2017

GC Capital Ideas Top CAT-i Stories: 2016

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Here is a look back at the top CAT-i stories for the year 2016.

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December 20th, 2016

Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives in the United States: National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP): Part II

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day-2-headshot-jonathan_clark_april-2015-crop-sm22lorenz_cheryl_sm21Jonathan Clark, Managing Director and Cheryl Lorenz, Vice President

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The new reinsurance program consists of a USD 1 million limit to protect against flood claim losses to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that exceed USD 5 million in order to test the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) ability to receive reinsurance claim payments and process reinstatement premium. Once that USD 1 million limit is exhausted, the reinsurance will be reinstated for an additional USD 1 million limit to protect against large flooding events that generate losses to the NFIP in excess of USD 5.5 billion. Given the geographic spread of NFIP policyholders, such events would most likely result from flood losses that were related to a large tropical storm or hurricane.

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December 19th, 2016

Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives in the United States: National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP): Part I

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day-2-headshot-jonathan_clark_april-2015-crop-sm21lorenz_cheryl_sm2Jonathan Clark, Managing Director and Cheryl Lorenz, Vice President

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In September 2016, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) took the historic step of purchasing reinsurance for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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December 15th, 2016

Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives in Europe/Middle East/Africa: Part IV: Closing the Protection Gap

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These trends are likely to support broader product offerings and greater market stability around which the private sector may close the protection gap in EMEA and in other regions:

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December 14th, 2016

Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives in Europe/Middle East/Africa: Part III: Highlights of Recent Public Sector Initiatives

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Following years of planning by the insurance Industry and negotiation with a wide group of stakeholders including the government, Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and others, Flood Re launched in April 2016. The overarching aim of the market-based scheme is to ensure better access to more affordable household insurance for those in high flood risk areas.

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December 13th, 2016

Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives in Europe/Middle East/Africa: Part II: Public Sector Strategic Initiatives in EMEA

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Organizations throughout EMEA have significantly increased the establishment of strategic initiatives to close the protection gap and improve society’s ability to recover from the devastating impact of natural catastrophe losses. Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Risk & Insurance Services Segment, comprised of Guy Carpenter and Marsh, have developed resources and expertise to help clients in this area.

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