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US hurricane insured losses could rise 24%, EU flood 59% by 2050: RMS

Catastrophe risk modelling specialist RMS has said that average annual insurance industry losses from North Atlantic hurricanes could increase by 24% by 2050, while European floods could drive 59% more in insured losses by the same year. This is according to new risk models launched by RMS yesterday, as a suite read the full article →

Kettle hires Kevin Copeland in Bermuda as its CFO

Kettle, the reinsurance focused deep-learning and artificial intelligence (AI) reinsurtech company, has announced another key hire in Bermuda, bringing onboard Kevin Copeland, an executive with collateralized reinsurance experience as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Copeland had previously spent time working at insurance-linked securities (ILS) market facilitator Tokio Solution Management on the read the full article →

Kettle hires Haddrell from Sompo Int. as Chief Underwriting Officer

Kettle, a deep-learning and artificial intelligence (AI) focused reinsurtech start-up, has made a key hire as it builds out its reinsurance platform, appointing William Haddrell, formerly of Sompo International, as its Chief Underwriting Officer. Haddrell had been an underwriter and portfolio manager at the Sompo International owned third-party reinsurance capital and read the full article →

Climate change could take 18% off global GDP, warns Swiss Re

Driving home the importance of climate risk mitigation, resilience building and also the role of insurance or reinsurance in providing climate risk transfer, global reinsurer Swiss Re warns that the world's economy risks a significant hit as the climate changes. If no mitigating actions are taken to prevent or build resilience read the full article →

AI focused reinsurtech Kettle licensed as Innovative Agent in Bermuda

Kettle Re, or Our Kettle, a deep-learning and artificial intelligence (AI) focused reinsurtech start-up, has registered a company in Bermuda and received an Innovative Agent license for it. We first wrote about Kettle Re last October, the company came out of stealth and explained its mission to become a reinsurance provider read the full article →

RMS to incorporate climate change into its catastrophe risk models

Catastrophe risk modelling firm RMS is set to incorporate climate change more fully into its main suite of risk models, with climate change models expected for the RMS North Atlantic Hurricane, Europe Inland Flood and Europe Windstorm models by June. It's an important step, as the insurance and reinsurance focused catastrophe read the full article →

Climate to drive massive demand for contingent risk capital: Douglas, ILS NYC 2021

The deepening of the world's understanding, measurement and valuation of climate risks is going to drive a massive demand for contingent risk capital, which parametric triggers and insurance-linked securities (ILS) will be well-suited to serve, Rowan Douglas of Willis Towers Watson explained during our ILS NYC event this week. Rowan Douglas, read the full article →

Climate change may increase hurricane damage & losses: AIR-led report

Climate change and the future state of our climate may mean increased damage and ultimately insurance and reinsurance market losses from hurricanes, as more frequent storms and sea-level rise ramp up storm surge impacts in particular. This is the conclusion of a study undertaken by risk modeller AIR Worldwide, insurance and read the full article →

“Time to act” as climate role in disaster losses increases: Jeworrek, Munich Re

It is time for the world to act on climate change as it will play an increasing role in disaster losses, Torsten Jeworrek of reinsurance company Munich Re warned today. Munich Re reported today that the global insurance and reinsurance industry faced some $82 billion of natural disaster losses in 2020, read the full article →

AbsoluteClimo & AKR Zell team up to provide climate-driven risk services

AbsoluteClimo, a climate and weather modeling, forecasting and risk management firm based in Hawaii, has teamed up with AKR Zell, a Singapore-based actuarial consultancy, with the collaboration set to deliver climate-driven risk services to the insurance, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) sectors. The pair have spotted an opportunity to fill gaps read the full article →