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Global Reinsurers Lead The Way In Enterprise Risk Management Sep 10
Standard & Poors, September 2010
The global financial crisis has revealed a number of weaknesses in the enterprise risk management (ERM) of several insurance companies. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services sees the ERM framework as an important tool for insurers to identify, measure, and manage risk; crucial elements to preserve their financial strength. Since we introduced our ERM criteria in 2005, we have observed that global reinsurers and groups with reinsurance as a key component (subsequently referred to together as reinsurers) generally have more-advanced ERM capabilities than pure primary insurance writers. ERM is of high importance to our rating assessment of global reinsurers because of the complexity and volatility of the reinsurance business. Among the insurance companies we rate across the world, reinsurers dominate our...
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