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Sompo Canopius Partners with UK’s SSBN for US Flood Models, Hazard Maps

Sompo Canopius AG has entered into a license agreement with SSBN, which will provide it with flood models and hazard maps for the United States. SSBN works within the insurance sector, providing global flood risk analytics, which are based on …

January Weather Cost Global Economy $4 Billion-Plus: Impact Forecasting

January winter weather cost more than $4.0 billion of economic impact in the United States and Asia, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, which evaluates the impact of natural disasters on a monthly basis. During the …

Insured Property Loss from UK Storms Eva & Frank Estimated at $767.7M: PERILS

The initial estimate of the insured property market loss for UK flood damage during the period from Dec. 25, 2015 to Jan. 14, is £526 million ($767.7 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization providing industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. …

UK’s Flood Re Secures $3B Reinsurance Program; Scheme to Launch in April

Flood Re, the UK’s new flood reinsurance scheme, has successfully secured a £2.1 billion ($3 billion) multi-year reinsurance program. Flood Re, based in London, will begin operating in April. In an oversubscribed second phase of the tender process, Flood Re …

California City Misused Disaster Relief Funds, Audit Finds

A federal audit has found the city of San Diego, Calif. did not properly use $1. 2 million in disaster relief funds of the $6 million it received for damage from flooding and mudslides five years ago. The Jan. 25 …

Willis Re Joins with Tech Firm, Measure, to Raise Drone Usage for Insurers

Willis Re, the reinsurance business of Willis Towers Watson, announced a strategic partnership with technology company Measure to advance the use of drones within the insurance industry and bring the latest drone technology to Willis Re clients. The integration of …

Hot, Wet Air May Cause Southwestern Oregon Flooding

The National Weather Service says warm, moist air from the jet stream could cause flooding in southwestern Oregon. The Mail Tribune reported that meteorologist Charles Smith of the NWS Medford office says the weather system will cause about 1.3 inches …

Record Western Wildfires a Contrast in Otherwise Quiet Year for U.S. Natural Disasters

It was a relatively quiet year for natural disasters – except for those living in the Western U.S. Property data provider CoreLogic today released its annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis. The report shows “a continued trend of fewer …

Zurich Names Generali’s Greco as CEO, with Task of Driving Turnaround

Zurich Insurance Group AG hired Assicurazioni Generali SpA’s Mario Greco as chief executive officer, giving him the task of turning around the company, after losses in its general insurance business forced the Swiss insurer to abandon a takeover bid. Greco, 56, will start …

Supply Chains Thwart Climate Risk Management for 75 Major Companies: Report

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Coca-Cola Co. and 73 other companies that together buy more than $2 trillion of goods and services are unprepared for climate shocks because suppliers are ignoring requests for data on their exposure to rising temperatures and climate regulation. Almost half …