Posts Tagged ‘profitability’



January 18th, 2018

Guy Carpenter Reports Capital Growth and Market Resilience Despite 2017 Losses

Posted at 2:00 AM ET

lighthouse-thumb-22Guy Carpenter has released an estimate of year-end reinsurance capital levels and results of the January 2018 reinsurance renewal.

According to the analysis, capital dedicated to reinsurance continued to grow in 2017 despite catastrophe losses. Due to ongoing excess supply and overall market resilience at January 1, rate firming was generally moderate and pricing shifts focused on client-specific justification.

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January 16th, 2018

Exploring the Excess & Surplus Industry: E&S Market Update and Projections

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

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The excess and surplus (E&S) lines segment of the insurance industry continues to be the essential market for risks for which  the standard insurance market typically does not offer coverage. From extremely hazardous conditions to highly unique business operations and unproven new products, these unconventional risks are often complex and challenging. The E&S market’s challenge is to develop products to cover these exposures utilizing its expertise and freedom of rate and form.

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January 4th, 2018

Chart: Return on Equity for Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q3, 2017

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Chart presents return on equity for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2005 through third quarter, 2017.

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December 28th, 2017

Chart: Return on Premiums for Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q3, 2017

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Chart presents return on premiums for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2005 through third quarter, 2017.

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December 26th, 2017

Chart: Combined Ratio for Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q3, 2017

Posted at 11:38 AM ET

Chart presents combined ratio of the Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, 2005 through third quarter, 2017.

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December 20th, 2017

Industry in investor “sweet spot”

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

richard-hewitt-smiling-smRichard Hewitt, Head of Business Intelligence, EMEA

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  • Insurers bucking standard competitive cycle response
  • Current dynamics look set to continue for long term in spite of recent catastrophe losses
  • Investor appeal will remain strong

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December 14th, 2017

Exploring the P&C Industry: Recent Market Dynamics and Industry Performance

Posted at 11:00 AM ET

303405_guy-carpenter_cover-2-sm1The property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry continues to face economic and market-based challenges. New risks demand coverage; catastrophes are surfacing in unexpected ways and experience shifts are driving casualty lines’ capital needs. In this current environment of disruption and dynamic innovation, managers must analyze all factors in order to adapt to changing opportunities.

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December 4th, 2017

Critical Tool for Making Strategic Enterprise Risk Management Decisions

Posted at 2:43 PM ET

hettinger_cropped-smThomas Hettinger, Managing Director, Strategic Advisory

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  • There are indications that new A.M. Best Stochastic Based BCAR factor assignments may require more capital for companies entering a new line of business than for established writers growing in that line
  • Companies will be under extra pressure to choose growth strategies carefully because of potential capital pressures from A.M. Best and their potential for low returns due to the extended soft positions of many markets
  • With current capital positions evaluated, robust and current market insight is critical to accurately assess potential growth areas

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November 9th, 2017

For MPL, Market Softening Continues in 2016—Signs of Pressure Emerge

Posted at 4:00 AM ET

Steve Underdal, Managing Director; Greg Bliss, Managing Director; Matt Walter, Senior Vice President and Blake Berman, Senior Vice President

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Since 2010, the medical professional liability (MPL) industry has been navigating a soft market, with declining profitability, diminished investment gains and rising accident year operating ratios. Yet, reserve redundancies have kept calendar year combined ratios below 100 percent, allowing carriers to pay dividends to policyholders while maintaining favorable returns on equity. Recent trends in the MPL insurance industry, including more aggressive competition among carriers and a leveling off of frequency trends, are driving accident year combined ratios higher. Without the continued tailwind of favorable reserve development, current market rates could prove unsustainable, driving market hardening in the coming years.

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