Posts Tagged ‘profitability’



April 15th, 2019

The Transformation of Australian and New Zealand Life Insurance

Posted at 9:00 PM ET

matthew_rose_01The life insurance industry in Australia is facing unprecedented challenges from forces within and from the effects of an increasingly globalized economy. As life industry profitability has declined in Australia in recent years, the underlying manufacturing business model is rapidly changing, according to Matthew Rose, Managing Director, Guy Carpenter.

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March 27th, 2019

Chart: Global Composite Return on Average Equity, 2005-YE 2018

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Chart reports Return on Average Equity for the Guy Carpenter Global Composite compared against the five-year weighted average.

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March 14th, 2019

Chart: Global Composite Return on Average Equity, 2005-9M 2018

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An analysis of the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite through nine months of 2018 (the latest data available) shows Return on Average Equity at 7 percent, near the five-year average return of 8.1 percent.

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February 7th, 2019

Automobile Liability Segment Outlook

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In 2017, writers of automobile (auto) liability insurance continued to cope with deteriorating combined ratios, which remained above 100 percent for the seventh consecutive year. While carriers have implemented effective strategies that improved their operations and as a result are achieving improved expense ratios, evolving market and environment factors continue to challenge auto insurers. Consequently, improved expense ratios and premium increases did not rise as rapidly as claims and losses. The outlook for the sector remains negative. Continue reading…

October 30th, 2018

The Transformation of Australian and New Zealand life insurance - GC@SIRC Commentary

Posted at 8:00 PM ET

matthew_rose_01Matthew Rose, Managing Director

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  • Foreign companies are seeking the long-term growth opportunities that the Australian market offers
  • Insurers are gaining understanding of the significance of efficient and dynamic restructuring of their capital
  • Regular discussions ensure that covers are properly structured to reflect current risk/capital needs

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October 29th, 2018

As Insurance Market Cycle Evolves, Carriers Must Review Underwriting Strategies

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Guy Carpenter has completed its annual review of property & casualty (P&C) results and found that insurers’ operating environment today is very different than just a few short years ago.

Formerly stable lines produced significant volatility in 2017, while others that often struggle to produce underwriting returns enjoyed multi-decade highs in profitability. And the familiar underwriting cycle has decoupled materially across long-tail casualty lines, with profitability, growth and reserve development moving in widely different directions by line and segment. These are just a few of the findings reported in the company’s 2018 Risk Benchmarks Research Report, which focuses on the risk and performance of US P&C insurers. Continue reading…

October 29th, 2018

Solutions for Improving Profitability in the Commercial Auto Liability Line - GC@PCI Commentary

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durant_nick_photo_0088-croppedNick Durant, Managing Director

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  • Unexpected acceleration in claims frequency related to increased road mileage and congestion
  • Insurers use sophisticated models to analyze new and existing data for optimized pricing and risk selection
  • InsurTech solutions are emerging that permit insurers to price their risks with more accuracy

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October 24th, 2018

Accounting Changes Impacting the Reinsurance Landscape - GC@BB Commentary

Posted at 9:00 AM ET

achtert_blende11_s hettinger_cropped3lightfoot_david_300x300Frank Achtert, Head of Capital Optimization, EMEA; Tom Hettinger, Strategic Advisory Leader, U.S./Canada; David Lightfoot, Head of Global Strategic Advisory – Asia Pacific and Latin America

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  • With IFRS 17, reinsurance for managing capital KPIs needs to be different in type/scale
  • Users of internal capital models must ensure flexibility of underlying simulation platform
  • Accounting for reinsurance contracts separate from underlying contracts

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October 24th, 2018

A Strategy for Market Volatility: Portfolio Optimization - GC@BB Commentary

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

dhru_jay_1day_matthew_biosnyder_jack_bioJay Dhru, Global Head of Business Intelligence; Matthew Day, Managing Director; Jack Snyder, Managing Director, Ratings Advisory

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  • Rising loss costs and expenses consume an ever larger portion of reserves
  • Optimized portfolio construction as vital as upfront underwriting of a risk
  • Excess capacity is pressuring insurers’ underwriting profitability

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