Impact Forecasting News

First Half-Year Economic, Insured Cat Losses Below Average: Impact Forecasting

In its latest report Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team states: “Global natural disaster losses during the first half of 2015, from both an economic and insured loss perspective, were each below the 10-year (2005-2014) average. “Preliminary data …

Aon Benfield Calls for More Industry-Wide Cat Modelling Initiatives

Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary, issued a call to the insurance industry to “collaborate to innovate, in order to obtain the most useful risk management insights from catastrophe models.” The call coincides with today’s launch of version 9.5 of …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Lowest Insured Losses since 2009: Impact Forecasting Climate and Cat Report

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, has released its Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during 2014. The report concludes that 258 separate global natural disasters …

Impact Forecasting: Costs of Tropical Cyclones Up for Non-U.S. Exposures

Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, released the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during October 2014. During the month, Cyclone Hudhud …

Aon Benfield Launches Arabian Earthquake Model

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development unit, launched a catastrophe model to estimate the financial impact of earthquakes in the Arabian Peninsula. The demand for catastrophe modeling in the countries of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is increasing as a …