Briefing Book

The best thinking from Marsh & McLennan Companies on issues of immediate concern.

Our insights draw on experts from across Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer and Oliver Wyman, along with Marsh & McLennan’s Global Risk Center and its research partners around the world.

Briefing Books

Navigating Uncertainty

Enabling enterprise against a backdrop of political, social and cultural change.

  • Risk Benchmarks Annual Statistical Review
    Plotting a path in a changing market.
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    The US insurance market sits at a crossroads as a changing economy puts new pressures on once stable lines already under competitive strain. New risks demand coverage; catastrophes are surfacing in ways never expected, especially around frequency and severity; and experience shifts are driving casualty lines’ capital needs. Guy Carpenter’s Risk Benchmarks research provides insight into market trends for strategic decision making.

  • 2018 Terrorism Risk Insurance Report
    Exploring the state of the terrorism insurance marketplace.
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    Although the number of incidents and casualties declined in 2017, terrorism remains a persistent and significant threat to businesses, governments, and individuals. And the nature of that threat is changing: Attacks by “lone wolves” and small groups against soft targets are becoming more common, vehicles are increasingly being used by attackers, and the threat of cyber-attacks continues to grow.

    Marsh’s 2018 Terrorism Risk Insurance Report explores the state of the terrorism insurance marketplace, presenting data on purchasing and pricing trends. It also looks at how the terrorism insurance market continues to innovate and respond to the needs of global organizations in light of an evolving risk landscape.

  • The Bigger Risks to Business
    Important social trends are creating structural risks that must be considered in strategic business planning.
    The Bigger Risks to Business

    Chief Executive Officers are preparing for slow economic growth caused by demographic trends, political instability and the unwinding of unprecedented monetary stimulus. They must respond to the blistering pace of technological change in a way that makes them the disrupters, rather than the disrupted. Additionally, they face talent challenges as the millennial generation gravitates towards technology companies, startups or non-profits.

    These immediate risks demand attention. Yet important social trends are also creating structural risks that must be understood and considered in strategic planning: widening gaps in wealth, generational inequality and shortfalls in retirement funding. These trends may give rise to global crises that could present much graver threats to business returns than the familiar challenges that most companies grapple with every day, according to Oliver Wyman CEO Scott McDonald.