Aon Benfield News

Aon Benfield Analytics Releases Lloyd’s Update; 2014 Performance Examined

Aon Benfield Analytics’ Market Analysis team has released its latest Lloyd’s Update report, which assesses the market’s 2014 financial performance and latest developments. Key findings in the report include: The Lloyd’s market began 2015 with 92 active syndicates and slightly reduced underwriting …

Aon Benfield Launches Canada Flood Model to Help Manage Exposures

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, has developed a fully probabilistic flood model for Canada to help insurers and reinsurers better underwrite and manage their riverine and off-flood plain exposures. The model was developed in response to devastating …

Catastrophe Bond Issuance Breaks New Q1 Record: Aon Benfield Report

Catastrophe bond issuance for the first quarter reached a record $1.7 billion – higher than any other first quarter issuance in the history of the insurance linked securities sector (ILS), according to a report published by Aon Benfield Securities, the …

Windstorm Niklas Was Costliest Non-U.S. Event in Q1 2015: Impact Forecasting

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, released the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during March 2015. The report reveals that Windstorms Mike and Niklas swept …

Aon Benfield’s Impact Forecasting Launches New Blast Model for Terrorist Attacks

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, is applying a new blast engineering approach to provide a more realistic understanding of the potential range of losses from a terrorist attack. The announcement explained that Impact Forecasting’s terrorism risk experts …

Low Insurance Penetration Creates Asia-Pacific Opportunities: Aon Benfield

As rapid economic development, population growth and urbanization lead to increased insurance penetration, Asia Pacific represents a key area of growth in the global marketplace, according to a report published by Aon Benfield, entitled “Welcome to Asia Pacific.” The guide …

Aon Benfield Cat Report Focuses on U.S. Snow/Ice and $1 Billion+ Losses

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, has released the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during February 2015. Topping the list are the …

Arthur J. Gallagher Names Chilton as CEO of UK-Based Brokerage

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced that Grahame “Chily” Chilton has been named CEO of the company’s UK-based international brokerage division, subject to regulatory approval. Chilton will be responsible for leading Gallagher’s international brokerage operations and will also become a …

Aon Benfield/Impact Forecasting Jan. Cat Report Highlights Winter Storms

The latest edition of Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team’s, Global Catastrophe Recap report, evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during January 2015. The report notes that several regions of Western Europe were …

Reinsurance Execs See Market Adjusting to New Realities

Aon Benfield’s Reinsurance Market Analysis describes the participants as having “reached the end of a 15 year journey, featuring chronological stages of alternative capital’s significance, completion and finally disruption.” From the interviews with two  reinsurance industry executives that seems to …