Sigma: H1 2013 global insured catastrophe losses $20 billion plus

Reinsurance firm Swiss Re's sigma unit, which analyses and quantifies economic and insured losses from natural and man-made catastrophe events in its reports, has put an estimate on global catastrophe losses from the first-half of 2013 at $56 billion of economic losses and over $20 billion of insured losses. These are read the full article →

2012 catastrophes & man-made disasters caused $77 billion insured losses

The latest sigma study from reinsurance company Swiss Re has been published today and it shows that natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2012 caused economic losses of $186 billion and insured losses of $77 billion. A number of large-scale weather events in the U.S. helped to push up the read the full article →

2011 natural catastrophes and man-made disasters to cost insurers $108 billion

Swiss Re have released their preliminary estimate of insured losses resulting from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters occurring during 2011. Swiss Re's sigma team estimate the total insured loss at $108 billion with natural catastrophes contributing $103 billion of that, well up on the $43 billion experienced during 2010. Total economic read the full article →

Swiss Re puts initial 2010 natural catastrophe and man-made disaster insured losses at $36 billion

Swiss Re has published some early figures on the amount of economic and insured losses suffered during 2010 from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters around the world. According to Swiss Re's sigma team, early estimates put worldwide economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters at a massive $222 billion read the full article →

Man-made catastrophe events in Q2 2010 (from Guy Carpenter)

A few days ago we posted Guy Carpenters coverage of the major natural catastrophe events of the 2nd quarter of 2010. Today we bring you some links to their coverage of the major man-made catastrophe events from the blog. The events highlighted are the plane crash in Tripoli, Libya in read the full article →

Unnatural catastrophes; man-made loss events becoming more frequent

The topics covered by us here at Artemis are mostly devoted to natural catastrophes and the methods utilised for hedging against them to protect the balance-sheet of re/insurers and cedents. Guy Carpenter have published a report looking at the volume of man-made losses and types of events which caused them read the full article →