1. Private Equity Responses to COVID-19: COVID-19 has infected thousands of people globally and is taking its toll on individuals, families, and economies as productivity drops and stock markets reflect increased global uncertainty. Experts are monitoring numerous items in an attempt to determine how long this could last, and how it might play out.
2. COVID-19 Perspectives Series – Q&A with David Priebe, Chairman, Guy Carpenter: David Priebe offers COVID-19 insights on investment portfolio impact on (re)insurance pricing, pricing momentum amid economic challenges, alternative capital and communicable disease exposures and exclusions in an April interview with The Insurer.
3. Estimating the Impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. Medical (Re)Insurance Market: As the COVID-19 situation is changing on a daily basis, the impact to the insurance and reinsurance markets is not yet fully known. However, given the significance of the developments, Guy Carpenter provides our view of how COVID-19 may impact the medical (re)insurance market.
4. Natural Catastrophes are Becoming More Frequent and the Intensity of Certain Perils is Estimated to Increase: Attributing a single event to climate change remains difficult at present but the long-term trend is clear: natural catastrophes are becoming more frequent and the intensity of certain perils is also estimated to increase. Guy Carpenter’s new report, Protecting our Planet and the Public Purse, highlights the expected geographic distribution of public sector risks as global temperatures increase.
5. CAT-i Report – Severe Thunderstorm Activity in the U.S. Southeast: Weekend severe thunderstorm activity has affected areas from the Southern Plains to the Atlantic Coast, with especially severe activity reported Sunday, April 12. In particular, several long-track, destructive tornadoes were reported including a confirmed EF-3 crossing portions of Monroe, Louisiana, another EF-3 near Clemson, South Carolina and two significant tornadoes reported north of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
6. Planning for the Unexpected – COVID-19 is a Dry Run for Climate Catastrophes: Around the world, central banks are scrambling to tackle the economic and financial damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, announcing interest rate cuts and asset purchase programs to shore up economies and a range of regulatory and supervisory measures to maintain financial stability and ensure liquidity, according to Rob Bailey, Director of Climate Resilience at Marsh & McLennan Advantage Insights.
7. Navigating the Pandemic’s Next Waves: Risk-based management came into its own in the 2008-2009 financial crisis, amidst huge market turbulence and massive government intervention, according to Anthony Bice and Michael Moloney, Partners in Oliver Wyman’s Financial Services group and Head of EMEA Insurance and Americas Insurance, respectively. Add fear for human life and deliberate restriction of normal societal functioning and you’ve got today’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic — negatively impairing almost all financial and operational aspects of businesses at once.
8. COVID-19 – Insurance Coverage Considerations for Health Care Organizations: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, health care organizations remain at the forefront of the fight against the virus. And many health care risk professionals are asking how their insurance policies will respond to claims related to COVID-19. This briefing from Guy Carpenter-affiliate Marsh provides an overview of several key coverages for health care organizations.
9. Month-by-Month Timeline of 2019 Cyber Highlights: Guy Carpenter’s Cyber Global Center of Excellence keeps apprised of all significant developments in the cyber risk sphere. Here we present some of the global highlights from the first part of 2019.
10. Risks, Impacts and Economic Consequences – Protecting our Planet and the Public Purse: The dynamics of climate change need to be understood and managed. Guy Carpenter’s Protecting our Planet and the Public Purse report explores a range of potential climate change scenarios and the risks they present for public sector entities.