risk modelling


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 →

Exposure database for Indonesia, Philippines & Thailand launched by PERILS

PERILS AG has launched an industry exposure database for three Asian countries, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, but instead of being reported exposure from insurers, the company has aggregated information from stakeholders, including reinsurers, brokers and modelers to create the database. As a result, these are effectively industry exposure levels that 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 →

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 →