Posts Tagged ‘profitability’



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 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

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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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October 22nd, 2018

MGAs – Value at What Cost? - GC@BB Commentary

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carter_vicky_bio2016Vicky Carter, Vice Chairman – Global Strategic Advisory

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  • Value proposition of MGAs under increasing scrutiny
  • Automation critical to maintaining low cost base
  • Remuneration on profit vs commission fees

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September 25th, 2018

Recent Thought Leadership From Guy Carpenter - Part I

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Here we present a recap of recent thought leadership from Guy Carpenter.

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September 11th, 2018

Accounting Changes Impacting the Reinsurance Landscape - GC@MC Commentary

Posted at 1:00 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 Continue reading…
September 7th, 2018

MGAs – Value at What Cost? - GC@MC Commentary

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

carter_vicky_bio2016Vicky Carter, Vice Chairman – Global Strategic Advisory

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  • Value proposition of MGAs under increasing scrutiny
  • Automation critical to maintaining low cost base
  • Remuneration on profit vs commission fees Continue reading…
April 16th, 2018

Chart: Return on Equity for Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Year-end 2017

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Chart presents return on equity for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2005 through year-end 2017.

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April 11th, 2018

Chart: Combined Ratio for Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Year-End 2017

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Chart presents combined ratio of the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2005 through year-end 2017.

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