It is hard not to notice that the business environment for property/casualty insurers has changed the past few years. Profound changes, including an evolving regulatory construct and the rise of “big data,” are presenting challenges and opportunities. P/C carriers that are able to manage and mitigate these and other risks effectively will have a greater chance of success in this environment.

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Armed with their sophisticated ERM capabilities, P/C insurers are well positioned to manage the risks of "big data" and a regulatory scheme in flux, according to Standard & Poor's Kevin Ahern.

Industry regulation is one of the areas in which insurers will need to exercise their risk management skills. Thirty-four percent of executives polled at the 2014 Standard & Poor’s Insurance Conference ranked regulatory risk as the greatest emerging risk, ahead of geopolitical terrorism, cybercrime and unmodeled natural disasters.

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