AIR Worldwide News

Colombia’s Regulator Approves RMS Earthquake Model for Use by Insurers

RMS, the the Newark, Calif.-based catastrophe risk management firm, has received approval from the Colombian insurance regulator, Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia (SFC), to offer catastrophe modeling services to national and global insurance companies writing earthquake risk in Colombia. Insurers writing …

Colombia’s Insurance Regulator Approves Use of AIR’s Earthquake Model

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) announced that its earthquake model for Colombia has been approved by the country’s insurance regulator, the Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia, for use by domestic insurance companies in managing their earthquake risk. “The Colombian government …

Palomar Specialty Launches Residential Flood Program in California

Palomar Specialty Insurance Co. has launched Flood Guard, a private flood program in California that uses an advanced and granular proprietary rating system. Palomar used catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide’s probabilistic flood model for the United States in its rate …

Verisk Analytics Buys UK-Based Arium, a Liability Risk Modeling Firm

Verisk Analytics Inc., the Jersey City, N.J.-based data analytics provider, has acquired Arium, an independent company specializing in liability risk modeling and decision support. London-based Arium will become part of AIR Worldwide (AIR), a Verisk Analytics business, and will enable …

Philippines Hunts for Crew of Ship Sunk by Typhoon Nock-Ten; AIR Comments

The Philippine coast guard pressed its search Tuesday for 18 crewmen from a cargo ship that sank at the height of Typhoon Nock-Ten, which struck the country on Christmas Day. Coast guard spokesman Armand Balilo said 14 other crewmen have been rescued …

Indonesia’s M6.5 Quake Kills Nearly 100 with Low Insurance Losses Expected: AIR

An M6.5 earthquake jolted the northernmost area of Sumatra, Indonesia, on Dec. 7 at 5:03 a.m. local time, with nearly 100 fatalities and more than 600 injuries reported. The epicenter was 19 kilometers (11.8 miles) southeast of Sigli and 92.3 …

New Zealand Avoids Widespread Damage from Earthquake; AIR Comments

New Zealand was rocked by a powerful earthquake early Monday that killed two people and caused extensive damage to roads and businesses, but avoided the widespread destruction caused by a 2011 quake that killed 185 people. The local dollar fell. …

AIR Worldwide Comments on Central Italy’s 2 Powerful Earthquakes

The two powerful earthquakes that hit central Italy on Oct. 26 are considered aftershocks of the deadly Aug. 24, M6.2 earthquake that occurred near Teramo, which about 50 miles south-southeast of the latest temblors, according to Boston-based catastrophe modeling firm …

Verisk Analytics Buys Canadian Real-Time Analytics Firm Analyze Re

Data firm Verisk Analytics Inc. said it has acquired Halifax, Novia Scotia-based Analyze Re, a software analytics provider for the reinsurance and insurance industries founded in 2013. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Analyze Re will become part of …

Typhoon Haima Hits China as Weaker Storm; AIR Worldwide Comments

Typhoon Haima made landfall in China after it brushed past Hong Kong, forcing the city’s stock exchange to cancel trading for the day and airlines to suspend flights. The Hong Kong Observatory said it will consider lowering Storm Signal No. …