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Lloyd’s Market Urged to Use Oasis Open-Source Cat Models for Wider Risk View

Lloyd’s managing agents should take full advantage of Oasis, the open source catastrophe modeling platform, in order to get wider views on catastrophe risks, urged Tom Bolt, Lloyd’s director of performance management. “Catastrophe models are valuable tools, but each model …

Karen Clark & Company Updates RiskInsight Modeling Platform

Software product and consulting service provider Karen Clark & Company (KCC) has released RI4, an update to the RiskInsight open loss modeling platform. The update includes enhanced global mapping capabilities, more detailed and interactive underwriter and CEO dashboards, and advanced …

RMS Commends Tokyo’s Adoption of Nat Cat Quake Loss Reduction Plan

Catastrophe modeling firm RMS has issued a statement supporting the recently-announced plan by the city of Tokyo to halve expected earthquake casualties over the next ten years, urging other cities and countries to follow suit in setting specific, measurable disaster …

Willis Provides Expertise to UK Government Report on Cat Models/Risk Reduction

A bulletin from Willis Group Holdings notes the international broker’s role in providing its expertise for a new UK Government Office of Science Foresight report entitled “Reducing the Risks of Future Disasters: Priorities for Decision Makers.” “Disaster risk reduction needs …

Aon Benfield’s Impact Forecasting Launches Algeria, Morocco Quake Models

Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, announced the launch of new Algeria and Morocco earthquake model to achieve more reliable estimates of the earthquake losses to insured properties in the two countries. “The models …

AIR Announces Deal with Navigators for Cat Models

AIR Worldwide announced that The Navigators Group, Inc., an international commercial property/casualty specialty insurance holding company, has selected AIR’s CLASIC/2™ and CATRADER® catastrophe modeling solutions to manage its global catastrophe risk. Navigators “will leverage AIR’s catastrophe models to assess risk …

Willis’ Econ. Director Calls for More Transparency, Less Complexity in Models

“I think everyone in the industry would be interested in reducing the complexity of models, making things more transparent and thus easier to understand,” stated Markus Stricker, Director of the Willis Economic Capital Forum (WECF), the latest initiative from the …

Lloyd’s Analyzes Repercussions of Thai Flood Losses a Year Later

Lloyd’s has published an analysis of the floods that hit Thailand in October 2011, which notes that “after weeks of slowly spreading their way through many of Thailand’s provinces, flood waters eventually reached the capital city, Bangkok. There they remained …

Karen Clark & Co. Introduces RiskInsight® Platform for Cat Risk Management

Boston-based Karen Clark & Company (KCC), independent experts in catastrophe risk, catastrophe models and catastrophe risk management, announced the release of the RiskInsight® open, global platform for catastrophe risk management. The bulletin described RiskInsight has featuring “an open architecture that …

Cat Models – More Accurate, More Sophisticated and More Useful

Catastrophe models have become such an indispensable tool for re/insurers, particularly those who write P&C catastrophe coverage, that it’s hard to believe the service is only 25 years old. It was launched in 1987 under the direction of Karen Clark, …