Posts Tagged ‘Regulation’



June 6th, 2018

Directors Risk Survey Report 2018

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Guy Carpenter sister company Marsh has introduced their annual Director Risk Survey Report, done in conjunction with the Institute of Directors. The results reflect changes in the evolving local and global risk landscapes - with cyber, IT, talent attraction and retention and the loss of a key person just some of the risks highlighted.

Continue reading…

June 4th, 2018

GC Securities Acts as Sole Structurer and Bookrunner on the First Ever Cat Bond Issued Under the New UK Risk Transformation Legislation

Posted at 2:00 AM ET

*GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities LLC, a U.S. registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/NFA/SIPC, today announced the placement of USD 300,000,000 Series 2018 Principal At-Risk Variable Rate Notes through a newly formed insurance special purpose vehicle domiciled in the United Kingdom, Atlas Capital UK 2018 PLC, to benefit SCOR.

Continue reading…

January 31st, 2018

Cyber Risk in an Interconnected World; Part I

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

platt-jeremyJeremy S. Platt, Managing Director and US Cyber Specialty Practice Leader

Contact

In a digital world, cyber exposure evolves every day, making it one of the most dynamic emerging risks in the industry. Just as the housing boom along the US shoreline accelerated property losses, the technological sophistication and digital connectivity of the global economy have increased the cyber threat for all sectors. As large-scale breaches become more damaging and pervasive, the (re)insurance industry needs to continue to innovate to address potential systemic events, aggregations, and modeling capabilities. As such, 2018 will be a year of product growth and new challenges. In order to advance this important market, we must develop a common analytical language, harness advanced modeling technologies and learn lessons from other lines of business.

Continue reading…

January 18th, 2018

Increasing External Demands Compel Companies to Improve Risk Management Disclosures

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Guy Carpenter released its latest Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Benchmark Review that provides an in-depth analysis of risk management practices and policies of 67 insurance and reinsurance companies located in Europe, United States, Bermuda, and Asia-Pacific. Based on publicly-available data from financial and risk reports, Guy Carpenter’s ERM Benchmark Review reveals that most (re)insurers are managing capital with metric-based frameworks and are publishing more about their risk management targets than seen in Guy Carpenter’s 2009 analysis. Capital market, legislative, and regulatory influences, such as the approaching implementation of Solvency II, are expected to further compel company managements to better recognize and analyze the risks of their enterprises.

Continue reading…

December 14th, 2017

Little-Used Retirement Option Gets a Big Boost: Part IV

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

rains_david-5-2015-sm5mparker-sm5David A. Rains, Managing Director and Healthcare and Life Specialty Leader and Michael R. Parker, Managing Director, Senior Business Development Broker

It is likely that the enduring differentiators among companies selling variable annuities will be how they access customers and the experience they provide to customers. Rapidly concentrating market shares will favor insurers with modular product design and management, with clean components that can be separately capitalized or reinsured as needed to optimize capital usage.

Continue reading…

December 13th, 2017

Little-Used Retirement Option Gets a Big Boost: Part III

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

rains_david-5-2015-sm4mparker-sm4David A. Rains, Managing Director and Healthcare and Life Specialty Leader and Michael R. Parker, Managing Director, Senior Business Development Broker

Next generation products will soon arrive to deliver the guaranteed retirement solutions today’s workforce needs and which variable annuities with guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefits currently address, albeit in overly complicated products.

Continue reading…

December 12th, 2017

Little-Used Retirement Option Gets a Big Boost: Part II

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

rains_david-5-2015-sm3mparker-sm3David A. Rains, Managing Director and Healthcare and Life Specialty Leader and Michael R. Parker, Managing Director, Senior Business Development Broker

Contact

In the meantime, this complexity and the difficulty in explaining variable annuities to consumers has heavily slanted sales toward expensive, commission-based channels more comfortable with products that are “sold, not bought.” Yet, as has been the historic trend for other financial products and services, demand for simpler, more transparent annuity products that encourage value shopping will be essential in driving future growth. This should favor easy-to-understand, fee-based product designs that investors buy rather than commission-based products agents must sell.

Continue reading…

December 11th, 2017

Little-Used Retirement Option Gets a Big Boost: Part I

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

rains_david-5-2015-sm2mparker-sm2David A. Rains, Managing Director and Healthcare and Life Specialty Leader and Michael R. Parker, Managing Director, Senior Business Development Broker

Contact

With the erosion of defined benefit pension plans and uncertainty around the future of Social Security, the current workforce must find new ways to responsibly manage their income into and through retirement.

Continue reading…

September 8th, 2017

Industry Must Develop Common Cyber Risk Currency – GC@MC Commentary

Posted at 1:30 AM ET

morley-speed-final-smc-morley-smMorley Speed, Managing Director and Carolyn Morley, Chairman, Global Casualty

Contact

  • Data integrity and availability as critical as data confidentiality
  • Limited ability to quantify dependency a major cyber inhibitor
  • Challenge to build clearly differentiated cyber portfolio

Continue reading…