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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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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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February 2015 Global Catastrophe Review - 2014

Insured losses in 2014 were at the lowest level seen since 2009. Significant insured losses in 2014 totaled approximately USD33 billion, a dramatic drop when compared to the historic insured losses seen in 2011, which totaled approximately USD126 billion. The briefing goes on to review loss events in EMEA, Asia Pacific and the Americas that occurred in 2014.

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Catastrophe Bond Update: Fourth Quarter
Issuance Reaches Industry Full Year Record

Reports that the fourth quarter of 2014 saw a flurry of activity that resulted in full year 144A P&C catastrophe bond issuance exceeding USD8 billion — an industry record. This followed one of the slowest third quarters to date for 144A P&C catastrophe bond issuance. Total risk capital outstanding as of December 31, 2014 equaled USD22.868 billion, the highest level of outstanding risk capital the market has ever supported.

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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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Capital Markets: The Reinsurance Evolution Continues

As the quality of catastrophe modeling continues to increase and as capital markets investors become more comfortable with innovative terms and conditions, more forms of risk may directly access the capital markets in ILS form.

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Emerging Risks: Improved Understanding Leads to Opportunities

The main challenge of emerging risks lies in modeling and quantifying their potential impacts. Only in this way can (re)insurers leverage their key capability, which is the creation of value by risk management.

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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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