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PERILS upgrades windstorm loss forecast tool, expands it to Australia

Catastrophe data aggregator PERILS AG has upgraded its European windstorm industry loss forecasting software tool and expanded it to cover Australian tropical cyclones as well.PERILS launched the tool named Wind-Jeannie in 2015, to provide forecasts of potential insurance or reinsurance industry losses from European windstorms as they approached the continent.The read the full article →

Aon puts 2017 global catastrophe insured losses at $134bn

Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe and weather risk analysis arm of reinsurance brokerage Aon Benfield, has estimated the insurance industry losses from 2017 catastrophes and severe weather events at $134 billion, just slightly below the record high seen in 2011 of $137 billion.Aon's $134 billion estimate, from its new Weather, Climate & read the full article →

Kaikoura earthquake claims reach NZ $2 billion

Insurance claims filed in both personal and commercial business lines that will fall to the private market for payment after the 14th November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake have now risen to NZ $2 billion (US $1.46 billion) according to the Insurance Council of New Zealand.The earthquake struck the Kaikoura region of read the full article →