2018 catastrophes News

Insured Property Losses for December 2018 Sydney Hailstorms Rise to A$798M: PERILS

The fourth and final insured property loss estimate for the hailstorms that hit the greater Sydney region in December 2018 rose to A$798 million ($553.2 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. This …

Atlantia CEO Resigns 13 Months After Fatal Genoa Bridge Collapse

Atlantia SpA Chief Executive Officer Giovanni Castellucci resigned as leader of the Benetton family infrastructure unit, 13 months after a fatal bridge collapse in Genoa sparked an investigation into maintenance practices. Castellucci, who spearheaded Atlantia’s transformation into the world’s biggest …

Probe into Deadly Genoa Bridge Collapse Reveals Falsified Safety Reports: Police

The long-standing head of Italian infrastructure group Atlantia is ready to step down as a probe into a deadly bridge collapse snowballs, prompting its top shareholder, the Benetton family, to pull support, sources said on Monday. Giovanni Castellucci, who masterminded …

Insured Property Losses for December 2018 Sydney Hailstorms Rise to A$766M: PERILS

Insured losses for the hailstorms, which hit the greater Sydney region on Dec. 20, 2018, have risen to A$766 million (US$526.6 million), according to PERILS, in its third loss estimate for the storms. PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides …

Insurance Industry Must Wake Up to Costs of ‘Secondary’ Catastrophe Perils: Swiss Re

The insurance industry must wake up to the growing cost of “secondary” catastrophe perils, which amounted to more than 60 percent of the $76 billion price tag for insured natural catastrophe losses during 2018, according to Swiss Re Institute’s latest …

Natural Disasters Drive £1 Billion (US$1.3 Billion) Loss at Lloyd’s During 2018

Lloyd’s of London reported a £1 billion (US$ 1.3 billion) loss for 2018, attributed to an above-average number of major natural catastrophes such Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Jebi in Japan, as well as the Californian wildfires in the fourth …

PERILS Lowers Loss Estimate for December 2018 Sydney Hailstorms to A$633M

PERILS AG disclosed its second loss estimate of A$633 million (US$449.2 million) for the hailstorms which affected the greater Sydney region on Dec. 20, 2018. The estimate also includes the losses from the storm activity in southeastern Queensland on Dec. …

Everest Re Estimates Q4 2018 Catastrophe Losses of $695 Million

Everest Re Group, Ltd. expects to incur in the fourth quarter 2018 catastrophe losses of $695 million, net of reinsurance, reinstatement premiums and taxes. The catastrophe losses were related to the fourth quarter 2018 events of Hurricane Michael which affected …

Insurance Covered $90B of Natural Disaster Losses in 2018, Leaving 60% Protection Gap

The economic costs of last year’s 394 natural catastrophe events came to US$225 billion with insurance covering US$90 billion of the overall total, creating the fourth costliest year on record of insured losses, according to an Aon report titled “Weather, …

Argo Estimates Losses from Q4 Natural Catastrophes, Other Claims to Hit $44M

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., the Bermuda-based re/insurer, announced a preliminary pre-tax catastrophe loss estimate of $32 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, primarily related to Hurricane Michael and the California wildfires. Additionally, the company’s fourth quarter 2018 results …