Posts Tagged ‘Reinsurance’



September 27th, 2016

Longevity Risk

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The impacts to society from changes in longevity and life expectancy will be wide-ranging and incredibly difficult issues to grapple with. A 2012 International Monetary Fund (IMF) study revealed that if individuals lived three years longer than expected the cost of aging could increase by 50 percent. This translates to 50 percent of 2010 gross domestic product (GDP) in advanced economies and 25 percent of 2010 GDP in emerging economies. Globally that amounts to tens of trillions of US dollars. The United Nations expects the aggregate expenses of the elderly will double over the period between 2010 and 2050. The figure below shows the projected trend of rising life expectancy to continue in all regions of the globe regardless of economic advancement.

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September 20th, 2016

Cyber Risk: Part II

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ross_christopher-smChristopher Ross, Managing Director

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As greater understanding of the cyber peril is gained, a chief concern for (re)insurers is risk aggregation. Unlike traditional property insurance where aggregation is monitored by physical locations, insurers are exposed to the possibility of a single attack or a series of attacks either against multiple insureds or a single insured (such as a cloud provider) that could lead to substantial losses across multiple geographies. While a large systemic risk has not yet materialized, it does not mean the risk is not present. The challenging part is that there is limited history and lack of data for this emerging exposure, which makes it difficult for insurers to measure cyber risk and calculate capital needs.

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September 19th, 2016

Cyber Risk: Part I

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ross_christopher-smChristopher Ross, Managing Director

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As businesses, both large and small, throughout all sectors of industry, become more and more reliant on technology to improve service efficiencies and functionalities, cyber risk has become one of the most pressing public topics addressed in corporate boardrooms and by governments across the globe. The corresponding awareness of a business’s susceptibility to a cyber-attack has grown along with a spate of high-profile attacks. Consequently, cyber risk is now an embedded feature of the global risk landscape, not only as a privacy/network liability, which is where much of the publicity has arisen, but also as a peril affecting traditional insurance lines. Therefore, preventative and post-event remediation are gaining importance as shareholders, regulators and rating agencies are increasingly focused on enterprise risk management activities for cyber risks.

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September 12th, 2016

Managing Volatility Key To Solvency II Transition - GC@MC Commentary

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paire-eric-smEric Paire, Head of Global Partners & Strategic Advisory, EMEA

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Movement Within Capital Ratios Leading to Uncertainty Amongst Mid-Size Companies

The impact of the Solvency II capital ratio on composite life and property/casualty balance sheets is proving more substantial than some companies initially expected, according to Eric Paire, Head of Global Partners & Strategic Advisory, EMEA at Guy Carpenter. This development is due to the double impact of market volatility and volatility within the solvency ratio itself.

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September 11th, 2016

A Tale of Two ILS Quarters

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cory-anger-small2Cory Anger, Global Head of ILS Origination and Structuring, GC Securities*

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A tale of two insurance-linked securities (ILS) quarters is the theme of the first half of 2016 and highlights the divergence of the ILS market this year.

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September 11th, 2016

Disruptive Forces Redefining The Role Of Insurance - GC@MC Commentary

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vicky-carter-smVictoria Carter, Vice Chairman, International Operations

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Industry Must Adapt and Innovate to Fully Grasp Opportunities

A series of fundamental disruptive forces are driving monumental changes in the global economy at an unprecedented rate. These forces compel the (re)insurance industry to adjust to the new reality and capitalize on the opportunities created, according to Victoria Carter, Vice Chairman of International Operations at Guy Carpenter.

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September 9th, 2016

Reinsurers Standing Firm As Insurers Look To Consolidate – GC@MC Commentary

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frankland-nick-smchris-klein-sm1Nick Frankland, CEO, EMEA Operations and Chris Klein, Head of EMEA Strategy Management

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Recent Renewals Show Evidence of Changing State of Reinsurance Market

As large-scale multi-line insurers enter a period of consolidation following the significant drive to rationalize long-term strategic reinsurance purchasing, recent renewal activity suggests reinsurers are now increasingly resisting shorter-term aggressive buying strategies, according to Nick Frankland, CEO of EMEA Operations and Chris Klein, Head of EMEA Strategy Management at Guy Carpenter.

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September 9th, 2016

Expanding Range Of Capital Sources Offers Benefits – GC@MC Commentary

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priebe_david-sm1cory-anger-small1David Priebe, Vice Chairman and Cory Anger, Global Head of ILS Origination and Structuring at GC Securities*

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Industry Must Adapt to Emerging Segmentation Phase

Pricing declines continued in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) segment of alternative capital. In turn, this has prompted questions about the sustainability of lower pricing and capacity post-catastrophe event, suggesting that traditional reinsurers’ models and the traditional reinsurance and alternative capital mix of capital sources still need to evolve. Maintaining premium rate adequacy and stable capacity requires better access to the expanding sources of capital and awareness of the benefits of better risk syndication and segmentation, according to David Priebe, Vice Chairman at Guy Carpenter  and Cory Anger, Global Head of ILS Origination and Structuring at GC Securities.

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August 25th, 2016

Private Market Solutions for Public Risk Exposure

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Here we review GC Capital Ideas posts on how the private sector is exploring the development of innovative solutions for public sector risk exposures.

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August 22nd, 2016

Chart: Evolution of Market Price, Capacity, Limit for Terror Pools

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Chart shows the evolution of international reinsurance market price, capacity and limit for terror pools from 2009 to 2014.

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