The Global Economy, Rising Risk and Marine Insurance Markets: Risk and Reward in a Troubled World

This PowerPoint report, presented to the San Francisco Board of Marine Underwriters, discusses risk and reward in the marine insurance market. Marine insurance is very sensitive to the global economic and political environment, with a multitude of exogenous factors influencing growth, performance & cyclicality, including issues that range from terrorism and cyberattacks to natural disasters and negative interest rates. Data show that while marine underwriting is historically volatile, it has improved in recent years. While the presentation takes an in-depth look at the ocean marine category, it also discusses global economic trends, key economic drivers and M&A as a path to growth. However, most of the global economy’s future gains still will be fraught with much greater risk and uncertainty than in the past. The report also explores cyber insurance and cyberrisk, and provides historical insight into future catastrophe risk. 


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