Aon Benfield News

Weather Events in U.S., Australia Cost Insurers $1B+ in February: Aon

Insurers face claims of more than US$1.0 billion as a result of severe weather events in the U.S. and Australia during February, according to a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. The report discussed the …

Aon Benfield Names Goodman as Global Head of Broking Strategies

Aon Benfield, the reinsurance intermediary and capital adviser of Aon plc, has appointed Jeremy Goodman as global head of Broking Strategies. Goodman begins the role with immediate effect and reports to Eric Andersen, chief executive officer of Aon Benfield. Based …

Cat Bond Issuance in 2017 Could Approach Record Levels: Aon Report

Total catastrophe bond issuance for calendar year 2016 reached US$5.8 billion – a decrease from US$6.9 billion in 2015 – principally due to ongoing competitive re/insurance market conditions, according to an Aon report. The first quarter of 2016 saw a …

Reinsurance Capacity Still Outpaces Demand Growth: Aon Benfield

Capacity continues to outpace the growth of reinsurance demand despite insurers’ continued efforts to optimize their view of reinsurance as capital and expand into growing lines of business and innovation, according to a report published by Aon Benfield. The report …

New Zealand Quake’s Insured Losses Estimated at $705M-$3.5B: Aon Cat Report

Insurance losses from last month’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake in New Zealand are likely to range between NZ$1.0 to 5.0 billion (US$705 million and US$3.5 billion), according to a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. At …

Hurricane Matthew Could Cost US & Caribbean Economies $15B: Aon Benfield

Hurricane Matthew, which swept through parts of the Caribbean and United States, had total economic losses of up to US$15 billion, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. In the U.S., economic losses (or non-insured losses) from …

Louisiana Economic Development: $8.7B Residential, Commercial Damage in August Flood

The August 2016 flooding in Louisiana caused an estimated $8.7 billion in damage to residential and commercial properties, according to Louisiana Economic Development. Damage to businesses in the state has exceeded $2 billion, according to a report commissioned by LED, …

Just 2% of China’s July Floods Covered by Insurance, vs. Nearly 70% in U.S.: Aon

China’s seasonal “Mei-Yu” rainfall in July led to the worst flooding since 1998, bringing total combined economic losses of an estimated US$33 billion, according to a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. Affecting the Yangtze …

Global Insured Losses Hit $30B in 1H 2016, 30% of Economic Losses: Aon Benfield

Preliminary global economic losses reached US$98 billion during the first half of 2016, while global insured losses hit US$30 billion – their highest levels since 2011, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. These losses – economic …

Global Flood Events Rack Up $5B in Economic Costs in June: Aon Report

Major floods across the globe during June – topped by events in China and the U.S. – are expected to bring economic costs in excess of US$5.0 billion, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. Seasonal “Mei-Yu” …