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News on Guy Carpenter, one of the world’s leading reinsurance brokers and part of the Marsh & McLennan group of companies.

News on Guy Carpenter’s activities in reinsurance and insurance-linked securities markets, as a broker, originator, adviser and structurer of reinsurance risk transfer transactions.

Guy Carpenter launches new Fac unit; appoints WTW’s Upton as lead

16th July 2020

Guy Carpenter, the reinsurance arm of global brokerage Marsh, has announced the launch of Hybrid Solutions UK, a new facultative operation that will be led by Laurence Upton. The new Hybrid Solutions UK team becomes part of GC Fac, and will focus on developing semi-automatic facultative solutions that sit between traditional ... Read the full article

Henry Lawrence named as a Managing Director of GC Fac UK

13th July 2020

Guy Carpenter, the global reinsurance arm of brokerage Marsh, has announced the appointment of Henry Lawrence as a Managing Director of GC Fac UK, effective August 17th. In this newly created role, Lawrence will be responsible for the U.S. region at GC Fac UK. The reinsurance broker explains that this new ... Read the full article

COVID-19 set to rank among sector’s most expensive events: Guy Carpenter

29th June 2020

Although considerable uncertainty remains over its ultimate cost, Guy Carpenter believes COVID-19 is set to rank among the sector’s most expensive events. The pandemic has the potential to bring unknown loss impacts and is also likely to be one of the slowest developing catastrophes that carriers have ever encountered, likely creating ... Read the full article

Cedent needs were met at June 1 renewals despite challenges, says GC

25th June 2020

Despite the challenges, cedent needs were met at the June 1st reinsurance renewals as the market continued to function well, a trend analysts at Guy Carpenter (GC) expect to persist through the July 1st renewals and into next year. In a recent industry note, Guy Carpenter, the reinsurance broking arm of ... Read the full article

Reinsurers refining Florida portfolios on new view of risk: GC

22nd June 2020

Analysts at Guy Carpenter have noted that there was significantly less deployable capital at the Florida renewals this year, as reinsurers were already refining their portfolios for the state based on a new “view of risk.” The broker noted that the June 1 renewal was the “first genuine test” of the ... Read the full article

The real story of US flood is the lack of insurance take-up: Clark, Guy Carpenter

4th June 2020

Too often, the story around U.S. flood risk focuses on FEMA and what the entity either isn’t doing right or could be doing better, when the real story is the dangerously low levels of flood insurance penetration, according to Jonathan Clark of Guy Carpenter. Clark, who leads the Public Sector division ... Read the full article

GC bolsters terrorism modelling capabilities with Synthetik partnership

2nd June 2020

Guy Carpenter, the reinsurance specialist arm of Marsh & McLennan Companies, has entered into an exclusive multi-year agreement with Synthetik to help enhance its proprietary terrorism modeling product, Sunstone. Synthetik is an applied technology and engineering company that specialises in explosive blast and weapons effects modeling. Synthetik has collaborated with Guy Carpenter ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter launches Philippines Flood Model

14th May 2020

Guy Carpenter, the reinsurance broking arm of Marsh & McLennan Companies, has announced the launch of its new probabilistic flood model for the Philippines. The Philippines Flood Model provides countrywide coverage and enables insurers to assess exposure for one of the most common natural hazards in the region. Guy Carpenter’s model is ... Read the full article

Marsh & McLennan grows Q1 income, helped by Guy Carpenter

30th April 2020

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) has reported a 5% increase in net income during the first quarter of 2020, despite pressure from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Income stood at $754 million at the end of Q1, compared with $716 million for the same period last year. Consolidated revenue similarly increase ... Read the full article

GC climate report questions “culture of reliance” on state aid

20th April 2020

A report by re/insurance broker Guy Carpenter has questioned the “culture of reliance” on state assistance for disaster relief, which has emerged as governments increasingly bear the costs of climate change. Guy Carpenter noted that climate change is exacerbating the challenges faced by governments, with natural catastrophes becoming more frequent and ... Read the full article

Erosion of insurance contract rights bad for the economy: Priebe, Guy Carpenter

16th April 2020

Any erosion of insurance contract rights, through the honouring of claims where coverage was never intended, or refusal of claims that should have been covered, would be bad for the economy as a whole, Guy Carpenter's Chairman David Priebe explained to us. In a wide-ranging interview, Priebe said that it remains ... Read the full article

Mid-year renewals expected to be on-time: Priebe, Guy Carpenter

14th April 2020

The mid-year reinsurance renewals at June and July 1st 2020 are expected to proceed without any major issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the industry prepares to negotiate via video conference, David Priebe, Chairman of Guy Carpenter told us. Speaking with Reinsurance News, the Chairman of reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter adds Vijaya Singh as global marketing, comms head

8th April 2020

Guy Carpenter, the reinsurance broking arm of Marsh & McLennan Companies, has announced the appointment of Vijaya Singh as global head of marketing and communications. Singh joins from global executive search and leadership advisory firm Russell Reynolds Associates, having served as global head of external marketing and public relations. Prior to her ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter partners with insurtech RiskGenius on silent cyber

25th March 2020

Guy Carpenter, the reinsurance broking arm of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., has entered into a strategic partnership with RiskGenius on the detection and qualitative analysis of silent cyber exposure. RiskGenius is an insurtech firm that utilises artificial intelligence to evaluate emerging risks across insurance portfolios. By working with RiskGenius, Guy Carpenter ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter hires Williams from AIG as Global Head of Client Support Services

25th March 2020

Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter has hired an AIG alum as its new Global Head of Client Support Services, appointing George Williams to the role, who was most recently COO of General Insurance North America at the insurance firm. Williams has been appointed as Managing Director, Global Head of Client Support Services ... Read the full article

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