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Re/insurers with own view of risk less impacted by model changes: GC’s Imelda Powers

16th March 2018

Speaking with Reinsurance News, Imelda Powers, Global Chief Catastrophe Modeler at reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter, discussed the management of changes to models and the impact this can have on insurers and reinsurers, while underlining the importance of utilising the latest data and expertise within models to improve the industry's view ... Read the full article

Aon Benfield names new heads of Capital Advisory and Terrorism Specialty units

7th March 2018

Reinsurance broker Aon Benfield has announced the appointment of Eric Paire and Emma Karhan from Guy Carpenter, with the former set to lead its Capital Advisory unit, and the latter being named Head of Terrorism Specialty and Reinsurer Relationships in London. Reporting to Aon's Nick Frankland, UK Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Eric ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter CEO Peter Hearn calls for more transparent cat modeling

31st January 2018

Guy Carpenter's Chief Executive Officer, Peter Hearn, made a case for greater industry-wide adoption of the open source catastrophe model, saying it improves firms' management of risk, adding better products and protection to the marketplace and benefiting the entire re/insurance value chain. “For over 25 years, these models have led us ... Read the full article

Capital efficiency strategies drive alternative capital interest: GC Securities

30th January 2018

The collateralized reinsurance and retrocession markets continue to expand despite the impacts of 2017 catastrophe events, as capital management and capital efficiency strategies drive interest in insurance-linked securities' (ILS) mechanisms, according to GC securities, the capital markets and ILS arm of reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter. In a discussion with Reinsurance News around ... Read the full article

2017 catastrophes a “perfect opportunity” for reinsurers to showcase adaptability

22nd January 2018

Guy Carpenter's Vice Chairman David Priebe called the recent catastrophic events a "perfect opportunity" for reinsurers to showcase their ability to adapt solutions to the unique risk profiles of individual clients, a reminder that the flip side of every major disaster is an opportunity for the innovative and entrepreneurial. 2017's record ... Read the full article

Reinsurance market demonstrates its resilience at 1/1: Guy Carpenter

18th January 2018

Commenting on the state of the global reinsurance market after the key January reinsurance renewals, broker Guy Carpenter notes how resilience the market has been and that little in the way of capital has evaporated despite the major losses of last year. In fact, Guy Carpenter's analysis shows that reinsurance capital ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter Chairman Britt Newhouse to retire at the end of 2017

30th November 2017

The Chairman of reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter, Britt Newhouse, is to retire from his position at the end of 2017, according to ratings agency A.M. Best. Britt Newhouse's retirement was confirmed to A.M. Best's News Service by Guy Carpenter's Assistant Vice President (AVP), Marketing and Communications, Gray Newhouse. Britt Newhouse has been ... Read the full article

Recent events a reminder of the effectiveness of reinsurance: David Priebe, GC

3rd November 2017

The series of recent catastrophes in Mexico, the U.S. and the Caribbean will generate more opportunities for the reinsurance industry as they demonstrate its necessity as a protection for primary risk bearers, and as an efficient tool for managing large-scale capital events. The recent loss events have the potential to make ... Read the full article

“Disruption doesn’t bring opportunities, we have to earn them” – James Nash

23rd October 2017

“I believe there is substantial value creation potential in the future,” said Guy Carpenter's James Nash, at the Baden-Baden Reinsurance Symposium, “however, disruption does not automatically bring opportunities, we have to earn them. "We won't be able to capture this potential without transforming our industry and without extending our business models, ... Read the full article

Headwinds continue to challenge U.S. P&C industry’s profitability: Guy Carpenter

19th October 2017

Despite a well capitalised industry, U.S. property & casualty (P&C) insurers continue to face a series of headwinds that will persistently challenge the profitability of the sector, but opportunities do exist, according to reinsurance broker, Guy Carpenter. A report from broker Guy Carpenter, Plotting a Path in a Challenging Market, looks ... Read the full article

InsurTech start-ups remain attracted to P&C: Report

16th October 2017

Research from Celent, a research and advisory company with a focus on technology and Guy Carpenter, a reinsurance brokerage, reveals that a third of InsurTech accelerators by line of business members are property & casualty (P&C) focused. The new report, titled "Insurtech Accelerators: A Market Scan," reveals that the number of ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter hires Yoder as innovation and product development MD

4th October 2017

Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter has hired Claude Yoder, previously Head of parent company Marsh's Global Analytics unit, as Managing Director and Global Chief Innovation and Product Development Officer, as from September 18th. Yoder will be based in the Guy Carpenter New York office and will report to Rob Bentley, Managing Director ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter enhances capital & hours clause modelling with MetaRisk 10

26th September 2017

Guy Carpenter has advanced its capital modelling capabilities with the addition of an automation enhancing functionality - MetaRisk 10 - that supports firms in one of the most important capital management considerations, the Best Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR). The new addition to the firm's platform for building and updating models supports ... Read the full article

Lack of capacity and demand hindering terror market expansion: GC

15th September 2017

The changing terror risk landscape, underlined by an increased focus on "mass casualty and fear-inducing" events, suggests a need for greater capacity and a different approach to the peril, according to Guy Carpenter Managing Director, Charles Gibbs, and Vice President, Jamie Russell. "There has been a major shift in the focus ... Read the full article

Market conditions suggest increased flow of legacy run-off transactions: GC

13th September 2017

In light of intense competition in the marketplace and the continued influx of capital, the number of transactions in the run-off market will continue to expand, according to Guy Carpenter's (GC) Head of M&A Advisory, Andrew Beecroft. Increasingly active capital management combined with challenging markets across the risk transfer industry is ... Read the full article

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