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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 →

RMS Atlantic hurricane model update may adjust cat bond risk metrics

Catastrophe risk modelling specialist RMS has announced the launch of what it calls "significant updates" to its North Atlantic Hurricane (NAHU) Models, incorporating data from recent active years, including from 2017's Harvey and Irma. RMS said that version 21.0 of its North Atlantic Hurricane risk model now includes medium-term event rates, read the full article →

CoreLogic to be acquired by Stone Point Capital & Insight Partners for $5.89bn

CoreLogic, the property risk modelling, data and analytics company, has announced that it is being acquired by reinsurance focused private equity firm Stone Point Capital LLC and New York venture and private equity firm Insight Partners for roughly $5.89bn. CoreLogic has been the subject of a number of unsolicited bids over 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 →

Oasis gets industry backing for Loss Modelling Framework & open source standards

Oasis, the open source catastrophe risk modelling platform, has received significant backing from insurance and reinsurance sector leading firms for the continued development and expansion of its Oasis Oasis Loss Modelling Framework and open source standards. Among the backers are leading insurance and reinsurance brokers and underwriting companies: Aon, Allianz, AXA, 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 →

Skyfora launches AI-powered Tropical Storm Tracker intensity forecasts

Weather intelligence startup Skyfora, which is based in Helsinki, Finland, has developed an artificial intelligence powered tropical storm intensity forecasts tool, which it believes can give insurance, reinsurance and ILS market participants enhanced insights into potential hurricane landfall impacts. Alongside its forecasts for hurricane and tropical storm intensity, Skyfora has also read the full article →

Multi-risk model approach can build stronger catastrophe insurance industry

A research study from Oxford University has found that adopting at least four views of risk can make a significant difference to catastrophe insurance underwriting performance, which presumably also applies in the reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) worlds. The study found that widespread use of four risk models, rather than one, read the full article →

Aon to help insurers transfer emerging liability risks to the capital markets

Insurance and reinsurance broker Aon is working in collaboration with Praedicat to develop named peril liability reinsurance products to help insurers transfer emerging liability risks such as those related to nanomaterials and 5G to traditional reinsurers and also the capital markets. The idea is to address product liability risks from new 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 →