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Swiss Re & Partners Unveil Initiative to Speed Economic Recovery After Cat Event

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ltd. and Veolia have joined forces, under the auspices of The Rockefeller Foundation, to launch an infrastructure recovery initiative to speed up economic recovery in the aftermath of catastrophic events for cities across the globe. The …

India Floods Top Aon Benfield/Impact Forecasting’s November Cat Recap

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, has issued the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during November 2015. The report leads off with an …

Gap Between Insured & Economic Losses Offers Business Opportunities: AIR

A huge global gap between disaster-related insured and economic losses presents a growth opportunity for P/C carriers, AIR Worldwide determined in a new report. What the catastrophe modeling firm found: the global insured average annual loss comes in at $74 billion. …

AIR Estimates Typhoon Chan-hom Insured Losses Less than $354 Million

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, insured losses in China from Typhoon Chan-hom are unlikely to exceed CNY 2.2 billion [$354.3 million]. “Typhoon Chan-hom made landfall in the coastal city of Zhoushan, China, on July 11, 2015, at 4:40 …

Swiss Re sigma Report Estimates 1st Half 2014 Insured Losses at $21 Billion

According to preliminary estimates in a sigma report from Swiss Re, total economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters reached $44 billion in the first half of 2014. The global insurance industry covered $21 billion of these losses, down …

Typhoons a Major Cause of Losses in July: Aon Benfield – Impact Forecasting

The latest edition of Aon Benfield’s Impact Forecasting’s Global Catastrophe Recap report concludes that Super Typhoon Rammasun, which made separate landfalls in the Philippines and China, caused widespread damage, killing at least 206 people and injuring hundreds more. In the …

Swiss Re Reports 2013 Disaster Losses at $130 Billion; $44 Billion Insured

According to preliminary estimates from Swiss Re’s latest sigma report, insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2013 are estimated to be around $44 billion, down from $81 billion in 2012. Insured losses from natural catastrophes are at …

Catlin Launches Next Seaview Survey for Caribbean, Bermuda Coral Reefs

Catlin Group Limited announced the launch of its next “Seaview Survey,” which it described as a “significant expansion of its study of coral reefs with a new campaign in the Caribbean and Bermuda.” The survey is the latest to be …

Swiss Re Study for 2012 Losses: $77 Bn Insured; $186 Bn Economic

Swiss Re has released its latest sigma study, which found that economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters reached $186 billion in 2012. Insured losses amounted to $77 billion, making 2012 the third most costly year on record. Weather …

Aon Benfield’s 2012 Cat Review Finds 36% Rise in Insured Losses at $133 Billion

Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, has published its Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report along with the establishment of a new website, Catastrophe Insight, which, it noted, “provides 10 years of catastrophe data, …