Posts Tagged ‘profitability’



December 17th, 2015

Chart: Combined Ratio For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q3 2015

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Chart presents combined ratio for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2004 through third quarter 2015.

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December 16th, 2015

Chart: Return On Revenue For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q3 2015

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Chart presents return on revenue for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2004 through third quarter 2015.

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December 15th, 2015

Chart: Return On Equity For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q3 2015

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Chart presents return on equity for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2004 through third quarter 2015.

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October 25th, 2015

Guy Carpenter Launches GC AdvantagePoint®

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Guy Carpenter today announced the release of GC AdvantagePoint®, a pioneering portfolio and risk management platform. GC AdvantagePoint is designed to help insurance companies translate vast amounts of data to help leaders set strategy and improve underwriting profitability, understand risk concentration and make more informed risk selection and deliver real-time catastrophe tracking and improved claims management.

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October 18th, 2015

Baden-Baden Reinsurance Symposium Turns Spotlight on Recent Market Consolidation

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Guy Carpenter & Company once again hosted the Reinsurance Symposium in Baden-Baden on October 18. Focusing on the theme of “Consolidation: Who Wins in the Race for Scale?”, leading industry figures shared their views on the recent merger & acquisition activity in the insurance and reinsurance arena, commenting on its impact on market dynamics, the key drivers for consolidation and what factors will contribute to success in the push for scale.

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October 17th, 2015

Reinsurance Mergers and Acquisitions Deja-vu, Buyers Beware

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rhewitt_2015-smRichard Hewitt, Head of Business Intelligence, EMEA

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“The reinsurance market is going through a consolidation phase,” wrote Swiss Re in 1998 (1), and here we go again, or so it seems. Since 2014, there have been four mergers and acquisitions (M&As) within the reinsurance space (2) that are pure consolidations rather than transactions by an acquirer from outside the sector. To date, we estimate that this consolidation wave has affected some USD 11 billion of net premium income and 5 percent of the global reinsurance market. However, that is short of the USD 16 billion and 13 percent, respectively, for the mid-1990s. There is nothing unusual about M&A. It is a cyclical phenomenon and very much in tune with the broader financial market environment. 

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October 15th, 2015

Fifth Annual Insurance Risk Benchmarks Report from Guy Carpenter

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bench-cover-thumbnailGuy Carpenter & Company announced the release of the 2015 Insurance Risk Benchmarks Report titled, Risk and Opportunity In the year of ORSA: Annual Statistical Review. The report is produced annually through Guy Carpenter’s ongoing Insurance Risk Benchmarks research project, which focuses robust analytics on risk and performance in the U.S. property/casualty (P&C) insurance industry.

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September 30th, 2015

Disruptive Forces to M&A Activity: Soft Market Rates Have Had Limited Impact on Company Returns

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A key tenet of the anti-correlation theory is that the impact of lower (re)insurance rates will eventually be felt within carriers’ return on equity, thereby forcing action.

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September 28th, 2015

Capital With Alternative Strategic Interests Competing For Merger & Acquisition Opportunities

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While the alternative capital entering reinsurance markets has spurred transactions in accordance with the anti-correlation theory, other investors that have entered the market via acquisition of businesses have certainly blurred the theory’s parameter of the required level of underwriting margin.

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August 17th, 2015

PA/MGA Performance Management

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A carrier’s need for growth and profitability has to be closely monitored and controlled in the PA/MGA space. Every respondent in this year’s survey indicated that they had audit procedures in place to assure adherence to established risk selection and underwriting guidelines, financial billing, collection, remittance and banking guidelines, claim reporting, adjusting and settlement guidelines. Even though some changes have taken place in the number of audits conducted each year, including a notable increase in the percent of respondents doing four or more audits, rising to its highest level since 2008, this year’s results reflect the current and historical importance of the carriers’ PA/MGA management process. 

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