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We are their antennae for emerging risks and opportunities around the world, and the analysts they rely on to distill actionable meaning from oceans of data. Guy Carpenter’s Business Intelligence unit develops the best research in our sector. From bases in London, Singapore and New York, the team maintains tireless scrutiny of global markets, the companies that inhabit them, and the governments that influence them.

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Catastrophe Bond Update: Second Quarter 2015

Despite strong activity in the second quarter of 2015, aggregate volume was lower than the previous two second quarters on record. For the second quarter of 2015, aggregate volume dropped to USD 2.453 billion, as compared with USD 3.303 billion in the second quarter of 2013 and USD 4.492 billion in the second quarter of 2014. That said, the investor base continued to embrace new sponsors and perils despite the emergence of a pricing floor, as demonstrated by the second quarter new issuances. The investor base also supported significant growth in private catastrophe bonds, as issuances rose to their highest levels ever. In total, nine such deals came to market in the second quarter, representing USD 556.32 million of risk capital and outpacing growth in the 144A catastrophe bond market.

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The (Re)insurance Landscape
Mid-Year (Re)insurance Report - July 2015

In addition to providing a brief recap of July 2015 renewal activity, the report assesses key industry trends, including a detailed assessment of mergers and acquisitions activity and highlights other notable themes such as cyber security risk, increased regulation and public-private partnerships.

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Poised for Growth
Guy Carpenter's Ninth Specialty Insurance Program Issuing Carrier Survey, 2014

The survey, which analyzes trends and benchmarks across the Program Administrator and Managing General Agency (PA/MGA) market, asserts that the PA/MGA market continues to thrive, with a positive outlook and growth opportunities expected for the year ahead. The respondents to Guy Carpenter’s poll represented an even mix of traditional insurance companies that have specialty program operations as well as true, specialty insurance carriers.

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Catastrophe Bond Update: First Quarter 2015

A high volume of maturities coupled with a diverse and steady stream of new issuances created a dynamic catastrophe bond market in the first quarter of 2015. The first quarter of each year is particularly active in terms of issuance for the property/casualty catastrophe bond market and this characteristic continued into 2015 as USD1.49 billion of 144A catastrophe bond limit was successfully placed with investors.

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Introducing GC ReBID

Victoria Jenkins, Managing Director and Head of Technical Innovation for Guy Carpenter's EMEA region, introduces GC ReBID, a real time electronic auction placement platform.

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Launching the MicroInsurance Venture Incubator

Joan Lamm-Tennant, Global Chief Economist and Risk Strategist, and CEO of the MicroInsurance Venture Incubator, speaks on this initiative created by a consortium of leading insurance companies.

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Global Risks 2015: Are You Prepared?

In its tenth edition, Global Risks identifies significant emerging threats and why we must work together to resolve them.

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Detailed Insight on the P/C Industry

The Insurance Risk Benchmarks research provides metrics and discussion to enable accurate quantification of risks by line of business, by industry segment and across cycles.

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Hurricane Seasons That Changed the Insurance Industry

Ten-Year Retrospective of the 2004 and 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Seasons

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