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Monday 23 July 2018


PCS launches global marine and energy solution

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Verisk Analytics’ Property Claim Services has launched its first solution outside the P/C sector. The new loss aggregation service provides industry loss estimates for ocean marine and offshore energy events likely to exceed U$250m worldwide.

PCS Global Marine and Energy is designed to give insurers, reinsurers, and other stakeholders in the global risk and capital supply chain access to an unbiased view of the industry loss for large non-elemental events around the world. They can also use the index to facilitate reinsurance and alternative risk transfer transactions, an area where the need for a loss aggregation service has been widely recognised.

“The industry needs a loss aggregation solution for global marine and energy,” said assistant vice-president, PCS Strategy and Development, Tom Johansmeyer. “We’ve invested considerable time and effort to launch PCS Global Marine and Energy based specifically on this feedback. With a consistent, rigorous approach to loss aggregation, our new solution should help companies understand losses and transfer risk more effectively. The market spoke, and we listened. We’re happy to provide the help the industry has sought for so long, and we look forward to working with our clients further so they can maximise their use of this solution.”

“Loss aggregation is important beyond property catastrophe, and we’ve developed a process focused on the specific needs of this sector while remaining consistent with the retrospective view PCS takes on loss events,” added director of PCS Operations, Ted Gregory. “As with any event, we’ll stick to a defined methodology to arrive at consistent, independent, and reliable industry loss estimates.”

PCS Global Marine and Energy already has estimates for several events, including Deepwater Horizon, Costa Concordia, Gryphon Alpha, and Jubilee. And PCS expects the full historical database –dating back to 2009 – to be completed soon. For this sector, PCS reviews insured loss events likely to exceed US$250m, consisting of energy physical damage, marine hull, marine cargo, and liability.

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