Karen Clark & Co. News

How to Manage Risk of Valuable Properties Concentrated in Coastal Areas

U.S insured property values as of 2014 exceed $90 trillion, but the bulk of that is increasingly concentrated in vulnerable coastal areas. With that in mind, new risk metrics could better help monitor exposures, Karen Clark & Co. concludes in a …

Climate Change Modeling on Cusp of Paradigm Shift

In the face of growing interest in climate change impacts, several big catastrophe modelers said they’ve heard from more clients interested in receiving climate-related data and they believe the field is on the cusp of a change in the way …

Report: $100M in Losses from Southern California Quake

The moderate earthquake that struck Southern California in spring did more damage than people may think – and a bigger quake on that fault could be more devastating than a “big one” on the region’s infamous San Andreas Fault, a …

Karen Clark’s New Program Creates Realistic Hurricane Tracks, Loss Estimates

Just in time for the 2013 hurricane season, Karen Clark & Co. (KCC), a catastrophe risk and modeling firm, has released a scientific tool for creating hurricane tracks and wind speeds. Named WindfieldBuilder, the tool enables property/casualty insurance companies to …

Report Shows Increasing Concentrations of Insured Property Values in U.S.

Insured building values in the U.S. now exceed $40 trillion — including residential, commercial and industrial structures, according to a new report from catastrophe modeling firm Karen Clark & Co. When contents and time element exposures are added in, the …