Posts Tagged ‘Potter (Des)’



September 8th, 2013

Capital Stewardship

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potter_des_bioDes Potter, Head of GC Securities (EMEA)

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Faced with an abundance of excess capital, negligible growth in global reinsurance spend and the pricing outlook continuing to soften, one of the biggest challenges for reinsurers is deciding how to deploy excess capital to generate a return that meets or exceeds the expectations of shareholders.

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September 7th, 2013

Guy Carpenter Mid-Year Report Highlights Catalysts for Growth in (Re)Insurance Industry

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thumbnail-midGuy Carpenter released its mid-year market report, highlighting a time of dynamic capital growth in the reinsurance industry. As investors supply capacity through a convergence of alternative and traditional vehicles, the report details the ways in which this new supply of capital and excess capacity has changed the nature of the sector’s capital structure.

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February 20th, 2013

Adapting to an Evolving Market of More Permanent Capital Market Capacity

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ezbiansky_chris_biopotter_des_photograph1Christopher Ezbiansky, Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory - Americas and Des Potter, Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory - Europe, GC Securities*

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A new capital management paradigm is challenging the traditional reinsurance model. Historically, significant market losses from major catastrophic events and low investment yields were a catalyst for an improved rate environment. Faced with current economic conditions, reinsurers are finding it more difficult to generate adequate returns in excess of their cost of capital, and are seeing an increased competitive threat from alternative capacity from the capital markets. New money appears to be more permanent and therefore limits the firmness and duration of any improved rate environment. Catastrophe bonds, sidecars, structured industry-loss warranties and collateralized reinsurance vehicles are among the alternative market options. Hedge funds are also playing a more active role, with a couple of major names setting up reinsurance operations in Bermuda.

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January 7th, 2013

Guy Carpenter Makes Senior Appointments in GC Securities

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Guy Carpenter announced that Andrew Beecroft and Paul Rayner have been appointed as Managing Directors of GC Securities,* effective January 7, 2013.

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September 9th, 2012

Adapting to an Evolving Market of More Permanent Capital Market Capacity

Posted at 11:00 PM ET

ezbiansky_chris_biopotter_des_photograph1Christopher Ezbiansky, Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory - Americas and Des Potter, Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory - Europe, GC Securities*

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A new capital management paradigm is challenging the traditional reinsurance model. Historically, significant market losses from major catastrophic events and low investment yields were a catalyst for an improved rate environment. Faced with current economic conditions, reinsurers are finding it more difficult to generate adequate returns in excess of their cost of capital, and are seeing an increased competitive threat from alternative capacity from the capital markets. New money appears to be more permanent and therefore limits the firmness and duration of any improved rate environment. Catastrophe bonds, sidecars, structured industry-loss warranties and collateralized reinsurance vehicles are among the alternative market options. Hedge funds are also playing a more active role, with a couple of major names setting up reinsurance operations in Bermuda.

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October 21st, 2011

Des Potter Joins GC Securities*

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Guy Carpenter & Company announced the appointment of Des Potter as Managing Director and Head of GC Securities* M&A Advisory - EMEA. Based in London, Mr. Potter will report to Bill Kennedy, CEO of Global Analytics and Advisory.

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