Aon Benfield News

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” …

Aon Benfield Names Foord-Kelcey as Co-Head of Cyber Practice Group

Aon plc has appointed Luke Foord-Kelcey to co-head Aon Benfield’s Global Cyber Practice Group, reinforcing the firm’s commitment to cyber risk management and transfer. Based in London, Foord-Kelcey will be responsible for spearheading cyber – an emerging line of business …

Global Disasters During May to Cost Insurers at Least $7B: Aon Report

Global disasters led to at least $7 billion in claims during May as insurers aid the recovery process following wildfires, floods, and storms, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. An historic wildfire caused catastrophic damage in …

Aon Benfield Chile Taps Soto Quintus as CEO, Molina as Treaty Head

Aon Benfield has appointed Martin Soto Quintus as chief executive officer of Aon Benfield Chile. Reporting to Alejandro Galizia, CEO of Aon Benfield Latin America, Soto Quintus is responsible for the development and implementation of the firm’s growth strategy in …

Aon Benfield Enhances Poland Flood Model

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, has launched a new version of its catastrophe model to enhance understanding of the financial impact of floods in Poland. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon …