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RMS: ‘Big One’ in Northern California Could Cause $200B in Losses

Earthquake risk in the San Francisco Bay Area is on the rise while earthquake insurance penetration statewide has dropped significantly since the Loma Prieta earthquake that rocked the Bay Area 25 years ago, causing nearly $6 billion in economic losses, …

Keogh Named Advisen CEO, Succeeding Ruggieri

Former Eqecat, Tiger Risk and RMS executive William Keogh has been named CEO of data and analytics company Advisen Ltd. The company said Keogh will start at Advisen on October 20, following the departure of former CEO and Advisen co-founder, …

Insured Losses From the Napa Quake Pegged at $250M or Less

Insured losses from the Aug. 24 earthquake that struck Napa, Calif. will not exceed $250 million, according to a risk management firm. Widespread damage was expected from the 6.0 magnitude event, but there wasn’t much business interruption as most area …

RMS Names Dali Chair, Adds Three in Silicon Valley

Risk Management Solutions named Paul Dali chairman of its board of directors. Dali, who is based in Arizona, has been serving as an advisor to the RMS board for the past year. Dali has backed a number of successful technology …

RMS’s Sandy Insured-Loss Estimate Is $20-$25 Billion, WSJ Reports

Catastrophe modeling firm Risk Management Solutions’ insured loss estimate for Sandy would be in the range of $20 billion to $25 billion, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.RMS has not yet published its estimate publicly as of …

Post-Sandy Snowstorm Causes New Damage, Complicates Business Insurance

Businesses in New York and New Jersey that were preparing insurance claims for losses from Superstorm Sandy now have a second headache: how to deal with new losses from an early winter snow storm. The snow and wind from the …

Hurricane Sandy Losses Expected to Top Irene’s

Hurricane Sandy appears to have easily caused more losses than last year’s Hurricane Irene, but final totals will be hard to come by for some time because of the scale of the disaster, catastrophe forecasting companies said on Tuesday. Sandy …

Tropical Storm Sandy on Track to Become Hurricane

Late Monday, Sandy became the eighteenth named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. According to the National Hurricane Center, Sandy is expected to strengthen during the next 24 hours and become a hurricane on Wednesday– before reaching Jamaica. The …

Tropical Storm Patty in Bahamas Is Hurricane Season’s 16th Named Storm

Late on Thursday, October 11, the sixteenth named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season was declared – Tropical Storm Patty. As of Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the center of Patty was located in the Caribbean …

2012 Hurricane Season at Halfway Point

Thus far, the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season that is about at its midpoint has seen 14 tropical storms, with seven strengthening to hurricane status. According to catastrophe modeling firm Risk Management Solutions (RMS), the current hurricane season has been active: …