First Six Months 2011: Subdued Merger and Acquisition Activity: The recent volatility in the financial markets and the difficult operating environment in general continue to stifle merger and acquisition (M&A) activity. Property/casualty (P&C) M&A activity for risk-bearing entities in the first half of 2011 was at a similar level to that seen in the past two years. ... Continue Reading »
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Guy Carpenter & Company has been named the winner of the 2011 Trading Risk Award for Derivative Initiative of the Year. ... Continue Reading »
Book Value Update: Earnings Announcement Impact: the erosion of balance sheets continues, as the effects of a global financial catastrophe spread across financial markets. Read the article >> Get Credit for Your ECM with S&P: Standard & Poor's (S&P) has released a new framework for determining whether a carrier’s own ECM can receive partial credit in the S ... Continue Reading »
By David Priebe, Chairman, Global Client Development Contact The capital models for (re)insurance risks are evolving. Over the past 15 years, alternative sources of capital have become increasingly important, particularly in the capital-constrained environments that follow major catastrophe events. As expected, capital market vehicles such as catastrophe bonds and sidecars have ... Continue Reading »
Christopher Klein, Global Head of Business Intelligence Contact The next renewal period may be four months away, but it is uppermost in everyone’s mind across the (re)insurance industry. Without a crystal ball, it is impossible to predict the market’s exact trajectory, but several trends have become evident in 2008. Absent a mega-catastrophe, rates likely will continue to trend ... Continue Reading »
Peter Zaffino, President & CEO Contact All eyes will be on January, 1 2009. As we approach the next renewal season, another round of rate decreases seems likely. The pace should be slower than it was through 2008, thanks to greater underwriter discipline than in previous downturns. Thus, even though the market has not been catastrophe-free, it has been able to absorb the ... Continue Reading »