Guy Carpenter Launches MetaRisk 7.2

Upgrades include introduction of catastrophe model blending and further enhancements to direct catastrophe import functionality and financial capabilities

New York, NY (Nov. 4, 2013) – Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, the leading global risk and reinsurance specialist, have announced the release of MetaRisk® 7.2, the latest version of the firm’s premier risk and capital management decision-making tool.

With its enhanced features in the areas of catastrophe model blending and vastly improved financial capabilities, MetaRisk 7.2 delivers a fully integrated platform that allows insurance companies to better understand the drivers of risk, assess their options, and deploy their capital accordingly. The new features improve usability and increase overall functionality.

MetaRisk provides users with the ability to make informed, proactive decisions that expand the value of their business. The platform is integrated to deliver comprehensive underwriting, reserve, catastrophe, credit and investment risk capabilities in a single economic capital planning solution. As the industry’s most dynamic and transparent risk and capital decision tool, MetaRisk allows a company to communicate its risk processes and decision rationale to all constituents – from management to shareholders, regulators and rating agencies. It also enables users to meet the rigorous demands of Enterprise Risk Management and impending Solvency II requirements. With the release of version 7.2, the platform has evolved to offer deeper access to a variety of databases and risk intelligence that enables users to quickly evaluate and mitigate the risks most salient to their business. These latest improvements provide faster and more efficient modeling capabilities with even greater accuracy and transparency of results.

“Capital allocation decisions are among the most important assessments made by company management and this latest version of MetaRisk represents the most innovative, transparent and effective economic planning tool for our clients,” said Donald Mango, Vice Chairman of Enterprise Analytics for Guy Carpenter. “By adding these new features to MetaRisk, Guy Carpenter is demonstrating its commitment to providing our clients with state-of-the-art, technology-enabled analytics.”

MetaRisk 7.2 now features a number of new catastrophe modeling and financial capabilities and enhancements, including:

  • Direct links to EQECAT Catastrophe Models – MetaRisk 7.2 now supports direct imports from EQECAT’s RQE model databases.
  • Bulk Import for Event Sets – MetaRisk 7.2 now adds support for loading event loss data from several files in one operation. It can import catastrophe loss data from multiple regions, perils, and/or business units at once while preserving appropriate correlation among losses.
  • Catastrophe Model Blending – MetaRisk 7.2 now offers intuitive components that will help the user with a variety of blending options; incorporating both stochastic and scenario-based modeling components.
  • Reserve Scenarios and Reserve Loss Cause – MetaRisk 7.2 now features a Bornhuetter- Ferguson (B-F) method for reserve scenarios. In addition, a Selected Accident Years property has been added to the Reserve Loss Cause.
  • BCAR – The calculations of Premium and Reserve risk charges have been enhanced and are now at the line of business level and include the benefit of diversification. A Business Risk charge is also included now.
  • Asset Reinvestment Strategies – Two options have been added for reinvesting assets at the end of each projection year, capturing more realistic scenarios for the needs of companies. Additional enhancements have been made throughout the upgraded platform, including improvements for reinsurance contracts, ceded premium allocation, reinsurer credit risk and reporting as well as upgrades to MetaRisk Reports™.

Guy Carpenter will also be releasing MetaRisk® Reserve™ 3.0 in the coming weeks. The US Patent and Trademark Office awarded a patent in June to MetaRisk Reserve, our unique predictive model for the analysis of reserve risk.

About Guy Carpenter

Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC is a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services. With over 50 offices worldwide, Guy Carpenter creates and executes reinsurance solutions and delivers capital market solutions* for clients across the globe. The firm’s full breadth of services includes line-of-business expertise in agriculture; aviation; casualty clash; construction and engineering; excess and umbrella; excess and surplus lines; life, accident and health; marine and energy; medical professional liability; mutual insurance companies; political risk and trade credit; professional liability; property; retrocessional reinsurance; surety; terrorism and workers compensation. GC Fac® is Guy Carpenter’s dedicated global facultative reinsurance unit that provides placement strategies, timely market access and centralized management of facultative reinsurance solutions. In addition, GC Analytics®** utilizes industry-leading quantitative skills and modeling tools that optimize the reinsurance decision-making process and help make the firm’s clients more successful. For more information, visit

Guy Carpenter is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With 54,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue of $12 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Mercer, a global leader in talent, health, retirement, and investment consulting; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. Follow Guy Carpenter on Twitter @GuyCarpenter.

*Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the United States through GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities Corp., a US registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/NFA/SIPC. Main Office: 1166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. Phone: (212) 345-5000. Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the European Union by GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd. (MMCSEL), which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, main office 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS. Reinsurance products are placed through qualified affiliates of Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC. MMC Securities Corp., MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd. and Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC are affiliates owned by Marsh & McLennan Companies. This communication is not intended as an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any security, financial instrument, reinsurance or insurance product. **GC Analytics is a registered mark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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