AIR Worldwide News

AIR Worldwide Updates Wildfire Model with Event-Based Risk Management Approach

Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) has released an updated Wildfire Model for the United States designed to provide a comprehensive view of the risk of wildfire to property within the 13 westernmost conterminous states. The event-based modeling approach …

New AIR Reinsurance Cat Modeling Software Estimates Insurer Loss Potential

Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide announced that it has released Touchstone Re, a new catastrophe modeling software application designed for estimating the loss potential of reinsurance contracts and portfolios, industry loss warranties, and insurance-linked securities. AIR Worldwide said Touchstone …

AIR Releases New Reinsurance Catastrophe Modeling Software, Touchstone Re

Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide announced that it has released Touchstone Re™, a new catastrophe modeling software application designed for estimating the loss potential of reinsurance contracts and portfolios, industry loss warranties, and insurance-linked securities. AIR Worldwide said Touchstone …

U.S. Flood Models Still in Infancy, So Underwriters Must Be ‘Cautious Consumers’

The market for privately written inland flood insurance in the United States is growing rapidly, but flood modeling is still in its infancy. As a result, underwriters need to be aware of the differences that exist among commercial flood models, …

AIR Worldwide, RenaissanceRe Collaborate to Develop Casualty Catastrophe Model

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) announced it is collaborating with RenaissanceRe, a global re/insurer, as part of a joint effort to enhance the industry’s modeling of long-tail casualty risk. “Since our inception, RenaissanceRe has been at the forefront of …

AIR Worldwide Names Liberty Mutual’s Grenier to Head Global Resilience Practice

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) has appointed Dr. Roger Grenier as senior vice president of global resilience to lead AIR’s resilience initiatives across the globe. Grenier has 20 years of experience working with global risk models. He began his …

$19 Billion in Potential Losses from Cloud Services Failure Mostly Uninsured: Lloyd’s, AIR

A cyber problem that temporary shuts down a top U.S. cloud computing provider could trigger as much as $19 billion in business losses, only a fraction of which would be insured, Lloyd’s of London said in a report on Tuesday. …

Insured Losses from Europe’s Storm Eleanor/Burglind Estimated at $1.3B-$1.9B: AIR

Insured losses from winter Storm Eleanor/Burglind, which hit northern Europe on Jan. 3, will range between €1.1 billion ($1.3 billion) and €1.6 billion ($1.9 billion), according to estimates from catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. The majority of wind-related losses are …

AIR Worldwide Updates Hurricane Maria Loss Estimate

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide has updated its loss estimates for Hurricane Maria, reporting that insured losses in the Caribbean will be between $27 billion and $48 billion. Losses from Maria in Puerto Rico alone are estimated at between $25 …

Modeler: Insured Losses for California Wildfires Could Reach $10.5B

Loss estimates for the October California wildfire siege could reach up to $10.5 billion, according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. Boston, Mass.-based AIR on Thursday updated its loss estimates for the recent wildfires after analyzing findings from its damage …