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Lack of reliable loss estimates has impaired ILW market in Japan, says PCS

5th September 2019

A lack of access to reliable and independent sources of industry loss estimates has impaired the market for industry loss warranties (ILW) in Japan, according to a new report from PCS, a Verisk business. The report looked at the impact of potential underreporting by informal loss reporting data sources, as well ... Read the full article

CCRIF launches web-based platform to monitor natural hazards

30th August 2019

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Facility (CCRIF) has launched a new web-based platform through which its members can monitor natural hazards, analyse their intensity, and assess their impact. The platform, which can monitor earthquakes, heavy rainfall and tropical cyclones, also allows members to check whether an active insurance policy with CCRIF is ... Read the full article

Karen Clark & Co highlights vast loss potential from large Tokyo quake

28th August 2019

Analysis by catastrophe risk modeller Karen Clark & Company (KCC) claims that a large magnitude earthquake event impacting Tokyo could drive overall property losses of more than $3 trillion. Japan's positioning at the juncture of four tectonic plates means it is one of the most seismically active areas of the world. Over ... Read the full article

Reviving the private US flood market could generate $41.6bn in premiums: Verisk

23rd August 2019

Recent analysis from data analytics provider Verisk suggests that reviving the private flood insurance market in the US could generate $41.6 billion in written premiums for insurers from owner-occupied homes. The figure came as part of a study that concluded 62 million residential locations in the US could be at moderate ... Read the full article

RMS’ North Atlantic hurricane models approved by Florida Commission

25th June 2019

Catastrophe risk modelling and analytics firm RMS has announced that the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology (FCHLPM) has approved its Version 18.1 North Atlantic Hurricane Models for use on residential rate filings with the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (FOIR). The certification was received on June 13th, 2019 and ... Read the full article

AIR Worldwide updates flood models for Central Europe & UK

25th June 2019

AIR Worldwide, the catastrophe risk modelling arm of Verisk Analytics, has released an update to its inland flood model for Central Europe and coastal flood model for Great Britain. The domain of the inland flood model for Central Europe has been expanded to include the country of Poland. This model features rainfall-runoff ... Read the full article

AIR Worldwide updates earthquake risk model for New Zealand

21st June 2019

AIR Worldwide, the catastrophe risk modelling firm owned by Verisk, has announced the release of its updated Earthquake Model for New Zealand, which incorporates the latest scientific research from the 2010-11 Canterbury and 2016 Kaikoura quakes. The model also factors in research from other earthquakes around the world, and captures the ... Read the full article

Oasis LMF launches global collaborative risk modelling project, The Wave

20th June 2019

The Oasis Loss Modelling Framework (Oasis LMF) announced the official launch of global collaborative risk modelling effort, The Wave at its London conference held earlier this week. The Wave is an international project that was created in response to an increase of support for open source, cost-effective technology, which, Oasis LMF ... Read the full article

Fractal Industries’ AIDP to host Oasis LMF catastrophe models

18th June 2019

Insurance and reinsurance industry players that utilise Fractal Industries, Inc.'s Fractal Advanced Insurance Decision Platform (Fractal AIDP) will now be able to both access and operate open source catastrophe modelling tool, Oasis Loss Modelling Framework (Oasis LMF). Fractal Industries is a provider of intelligent decision platforms and has been selected by ... Read the full article

CoreLogic’s US quake model to be made available via Nasdaq’s ModEx

12th June 2019

Nasdaq has announced that CoreLogic is the latest catastrophe risk modeller to make its models available via ModEx, the catastrophic modelling ecosystem Nasdaq acquired in January as part of the Cinnober Technology AB deal. CoreLogic offers more than 180 catastrophe risk models across more than 100 regions, and its U.S. earthquake ... Read the full article

RMS launches new risk modelling & data platform, as it sunsets RMS(one)

14th May 2019

Catastrophe risk modelling and analytics firm RMS has announced the launch of a new strategic risk modelling and data platform for the re/insurance industry, called Risk Intelligence. At the same time, RMS said that it is sunsetting the RMS(one) platform, which faced numerous delays in implementation following its 2014 launch and ... Read the full article

Flood Re & Lighthill Risk Network partner with re/insurers on flood modelling report

14th May 2019

Flood Re, the UK’s government-backed reinsurance scheme, has partnered with researchers at Lighthill Risk Network, as well as a number of re/insurers and brokers, to produce a collaborative report on ways to improve flood risk understanding and management. The research project compiles input from Swiss Re, SCOR, Allianz, Aspen, Lloyds TSB, ... Read the full article

CoreLogic offers new property exposure solution for tornadoes

3rd May 2019

Global catastrophe risk modeller CoreLogic has announced the launch of Tornado Path Maps, a new solution that promises to deliver precise damage exposure data from a tornadic event in minutes. CoreLogic claims that the solution will allow insurers to anticipate claims volume and adjuster deployment for streamlined claims processing, offering quicker ... Read the full article

Risk Frontiers offers Australian hail model on ModEx platform

28th March 2019

Risk management and catastrophe modelling firm Risk Frontiers has announced that its Australian hail model is now available on ModEx, the independent multi-vendor modelling platform for the re/insurance industry. HailAUS 7.0 is a fully stochastic loss model for hail and covers all of Australia, calculating losses for residential, commercial and industrial ... Read the full article

Machine learning tech can enhance wildfire modelling, says Swiss Re

6th March 2019

There is significant potential for machine learning technologies to enhance the re/insurance industry’s approach to modelling wildfire risk, which has failed to adequately predict the growing frequency of large losses in recent years, according to Swiss Re. The reinsurer stressed the possible advantages in utilising real-time data to complement probabilistic wildfire ... Read the full article

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