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Hurricane Seasons That Changed the Insurance Industry

An examination of the meteorological conditions that contributed to the weather activity, as well as the impact on underwriting and claims adjusting practices, cat modeling and the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (FHCF).


Guy Carpenter Launches MENA Insights Interview Series

Leading market figures in MENA discuss the dynamics shaping the region's reinsurance industry. Speaking with Mahomed Akoob, Managing Director, Hannover Retakaful; Fadi AbuNahl, CEO, Trust Re. Michael Watson, CEO, Canopius, Nick Frankland, CEO – EMEA Operations, Guy Carpenter and Chris Pleasant, Managing Director, Guy Carpenter, we explore the opportunities and challenges in this diverse, complex and rapidly evolving marketplace.


2014 Tropical Cyclone Landfall Predictions

The tentative forecast suggests fewer than average tropical cyclones will make landfall in East Asia in 2014 for the months June through November.

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Uncertain Future: Evolving Terrorism Risk

Guy Carpenter’s report highlights evolving global terrorism risks and the impact these risks have on the reinsurance market. It also emphasizes the vital role the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA) plays in the United States ensuring the availability and affordability of terrorism (re)insurance capacity throughout the country.

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Guy Carpenter's Catastrophe Review: 2013 Remembered as the Year of the Flood

Following above-average losses experienced in 2011 and 2012, 2013 provided a respite for the (re)insurance industry as insured losses were considerably less than the ten-year average.

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World Economic Forum Global Risks 2014 Report

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2014 report was produced with the cooperation of Marsh & McLennan Companies. This ninth edition of the report analyzes 31 global risks over the coming decade, highlighting those with the potential for significant global impact. The risks are grouped into five classifications, economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal, and technological, and measured in terms of their likelihood, seriousness, and potential impact.

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Excess capital: a driver for new M&A trends?

Excess capital in the reinsurance sector and the growing influence of convergence market participants are challenging reinsurers to adapt their business model to maintain competitiveness and be good stewards of their shareholders capital. A new landscape is evolving, where the ingredients for more merger and acquisition activity in the insurance sector are in place.


New risks: new challenges and opportunities.

It is important that (re)insurers attempt to identify emerging risks in order to plan for the long-term. In challenging assumptions about the future risk environment, carriers can attempt to mitigate the surprise element of emerging risks and begin to understand potential growth opportunities.


Global warming reality: Greatest threat is coastal flood.

Global warming cannot be explained by statistical “noise” or natural variability. The single greatest threat under global warming is from sea level rise, which is expected to increase coastal flood frequency and severity under tropical cyclone, extratropical cyclone and tsunami events. The increasing urban footprint and population density in coastal areas amplifies the financial and societal implications of these events.


January 1, 2014 Renewals Bring Downward Pressure on Pricing

Strong capital levels and the continued influx of convergence capital spur innovation and competition in the traditional market.


Asia Pacific Catastrophe Report Executive Summary: Return of Excess Capacity

The immediate impacts of events in New Zealand, Japan and Thailand receded and excess capacity returned to the reinsurance market.


Guy Carpenter Study Challenges Views of Seismic Risk in Japan

Divergent theories regarding how the stress increase near Tokyo influences earthquake risk near the Japanese city.