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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 →

Artemis Live: Interview with RMS’ Jin Shah & Jeff Waters

This week our new video interview features RMS' Jin Shah and Jeff Waters, who joined us to discuss the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and how technology and analytics can help insurance, reinsurance and ILS market participants be better prepared and respond as storms threaten. All of our Artemis Live video interviews 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 →

RMS names Michael Steel as Global Head of Business Development

Global catastrophe risk modeller RMS has appointed Michael Steel, who previously served as the Group Chief Risk Officer at AXIS Capital, as Global Head of Business Development, joining the RMS Executive Committee. Steel first joined RMS in 2016 as Global Head of Risk Solutions and prior to his appointment, had been 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 →

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 →

PERILS investigates Venice & UK floods and Australian bush fires

Industry backed catastrophe loss data aggregator and estimator PERILS AG is investigating three recent events around the globe, to establish whether they will meet the various thresholds for each region and peril to warrant regular reporting. Severe weather has led to a number of catastrophe events in countries where PERILS tracks read the full article →

PERILS expands loss aggregation services to include New Zealand

PERILS AG, the Zurich based provider of industry-wide catastrophe exposure, industry loss data and indices, is expanding its services to include New Zealand. PERILS, which is a non-profit but industry-supported service provider, already collects and distributes data on catastrophe insurance and reinsurance losses in Australia, so adding New Zealand is a read the full article →