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RMS updates its HWind hurricane forecasting products

Catastrophe risk modelling specialist RMS has updated its suite of HWind hurricane forecasting products, which are part of the RMS HWind Real-Time Analysis solution. Coming as the 2020 hurricane season moves towards the peak of what is forecast to be an incredibly active year, RMS' tools that help insurance, reinsurance and read the full article →

AIR updates U.S. hurricane & inland flood catastrophe models

Catastrophe risk modelling specialist AIR Worldwide announced this week some timely updates to its Hurricane and Inland Flood Models for the United States. With hurricane season now underway and all forecasts pointing to an active year for tropical storms near the U.S., AIR's risk model updates come at just the right read the full article →

Risk of large San Andreas quake up 3 to 5-fold since Ridgecrest: Temblor

The Ridgecrest, California sequence of earthquakes has increased the risk of a major San Andreas fault earthquake event occurring, according to newly published research. The paper published by Ross Stein of specialist seismic hazard catastrophe modelling company Temblor, Inc. and Shinji Toda of the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) read the full article →

RMS launches model platform updates & new HD Euro SCS risk model

Catastrophe risk modelling specialists RMS have announced the launch of a range of product updates to its Risk Intelligence platform, including a new version of its Risk Modeler tool, updated models, plus new high definition risk models covering the European severe convective storm peril across 17 countries in the region. With read the full article →

WTW launches tool to track Covid-19 property exposure in real-time

Insurance and reinsurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has launched a tool to help risk managers assess their Covid-19 coronavirus property exposure in real-time. The tool delivers real-time, risk and analytics information as part of WTW's Global Peril Diagnostic modelling tool, which now offers up-to-date information on confirmed global COVID-19 cases read the full article →

Insured catastrophe losses reach $72bn in 2019: Aon

Natural catastrophe events cost the global economy an estimated $232 billion in 2019, while the insurance and reinsurance industry is estimated to have paid for roughly 31% of this at $72 billion, according to broker Aon. The insurance and reinsurance broking professional services firm has estimated 2019's insurance industry loss from read the full article →

AbsoluteClimo’s climate risk models forecast fewer economic losses in 2020

AbsoluteClimo, a climate and weather modeling, forecasting and risk management firm based in Hawaii, says its models suggest that in 2020 global total economic losses from climate-driven natural catastrophes are most likely to meet or exceed $110 billion. That's significantly lower than the number seen this year and also lower than read the full article →

ILS investors need certainty on cyber, risk models are key: CyberCube

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors are looking for greater certainty on cyber risk before diving into underwriting cyber reinsurance contracts in ILS form. While this market is still developing, CyberCube is working directly with the industry to try to drive greater understanding and comfort of the risks involved. Cyber risk is often read the full article →

KatRisk adds treaty reinsurance capabilities to catastrophe risk model

KatRisk, a catastrophe risk modelling company with a focus on flood and wind related risks and the third-party risk modelling agency for the NFIP flood catastrophe bonds, has updated its SpatialKat product suite to add treaty reinsurance capabilities. KatRisk has been steadily updating its catastrophe risk modelling suite of underwriting related read the full article →

RMS launches HWind forecasts for North Atlantic hurricanes

Catastrophe risk modelling specialist RMS has announced the launch of a new suite of hurricane forecasting products for the North Atlantic powered by RMS HWind. The tools are part of the firms RMS HWind Real-Time Analysis Solution suite and are designed to enable proactive decisions to be made as hurricanes approach read the full article →