The New Zealand Earthquake Commission (EQC), the state-owned residential property disaster insurance entity, has purchased its largest ever reinsurance program, with coverage running up to $6.2 billion.
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The insurance and reinsurance market loss from the 2010/11 Canterbury, New Zealand earthquakes continues to increase, with insurer Tower Group again reporting further loss creep yesterday and the industry total now estimated at $21 billion by the Insurance Council.
The 2011 Canterbury, New Zealand earthquakes continue to demonstrate how complicated an event major earthquakes can be, in terms of calculating losses, as Insurance Australia Group (IAG) revealed further impacts to its bottom-line from claims deterioration.
CATCo Investment Management has published an update to the stock market and their investors on their expected losses and exposure to investors from the earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan in 2011 through their investment in the collateralized reinsurer and retrocession underwriter CATCo Re.
Risk modeller EQECAT released the first insured loss estimate for the recent 13th June M6.0 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand on Tuesday. Their initial loss estimate was for damages of between $3 billion and $5 billion from this event. This seems reasonable given that the city has suffered so much damage and has so many […]
The latest earthquake which struck the Christchurch area of New Zealand on the 13th June has officially been classified as a new event for insurance purposes by the New Zealand Earthquake Commission (EQC). That means that insurers and reinsurers will be on the hook for claims above the coverage level that the EQC provides.
Swiss Re, the global reinsurer, have issued a press release detailing their estimated claims cost from the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake on 22nd February. The final insured loss won’t be known for some time and the final impact on reinsurance rates in New Zealand is yet to become clear, although likely to rise.
The New Zealand Earthquake Commission (EQC) may fully deplete its reserves paying claims for the recent Christchurch earthquake and have to call on the government to help them pay the remainder from the 6.3 magnitude quake. Standard & Poor’s have kept the EQC’s triple-A rating intact but point out that if the insured loss is […]
Insured loss estimates for the recent earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand have been rising steadily as reports emerge from different sources. It is extremely likely that the insured loss total from this latest event will be higher than the losses from the earthquake in September as the ground shaking was so much more pronounced and […]
Tragically, Christchurch in New Zealand has suffered a second severe earthquake which struck the city at 23:51 GMT. The epicentre of the 6.3 magnitude earthquake was just 10km south of the city of Christchurch and at a shallow depth of 5km. This means the shaking experienced was more severe than in the 7.1 magnitude quake […]