Cat Modeling Pioneer Clark Honored by Reinsurance Industry

September 7, 2007

Karen Clark, the founder of modern day catastrophe risk modeling, has been awarded The Review Worldwide Reinsurance Awards’ Lifetime Achievement award. The award recognizes an individual who has made the most outstanding long-term contribution to the reinsurance industry.

The Worldwide Reinsurance Awards judging panel, which is made up of CEOs and senior executives from within the industry, selected Clark after reviewing nominations from around the world.

The award was presented to Clark at a ceremony in London.

As the founder of AIR Worldwide, Clark is an internationally recognized expert in the field of catastrophe risk modeling. In 1987, Clark pioneered the probabilistic catastrophe modeling techniques that revolutionized the way insurers, reinsurers and financial institutions manage their catastrophe risk. In addition, she has led the development of technologies that enable companies to identify, quantify and plan for the financial consequences of catastrophic events.

“Karen Clark created an industry when she founded AIR, with a vision to change the way companies assess and manage their catastrophe risk,” said S. Ming Lee, president and CEO of AIR Worldwide. “This award is a well deserved recognition of her remarkable achievements over the past 20 years, and the impact she has had on the industry.”

In August 2007, Clark launched a new independent firm—Karen Clark & Co.—to help companies better use catastrophe models as sophisticated tools for making important risk management decisions.

Source: AIR Worldwide

Topics Catastrophe Reinsurance

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