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RMS Appoints Silicon Valley Executive White as CEO, Succeeding Shah

RMS, the Newark, Calif.-based catastrophe risk modeling and analytics company, announced the appointment of Karen White as its new chief executive officer, replacing current CEO and co-founder Hemant Shah. With more than 25 years experience as an executive and investor …

Startup Modeler Jupiter Wants to Better Predict Impacts of Climate Change

A startup modeling firm named Jupiter is reaching for the stars in its quest to better model for the impacts of climate change. The firm recently launched what its calling a “transformative cloud-based technology platform,” noting in its promotional literature …

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 …

Growing Climate Risks May Be ‘Impossible to Model’ – and Ultimately Uninsurable

After one of the worst Atlantic hurricane seasons in history, the world’s biggest insurers say the industry needs to get its act together if it wants to survive climate change. Insuring against weather natural disasters could reach unaffordable levels for …

RMS Opens Office in Sydney to Support Client Growth in Australia, New Zealand

RMS, the Newark, Calif.-based global risk modeling and analytics firm, has opened a new office in Sydney, Australia, as part of its drive to support clients’ expansion in the Australian and New Zealand markets. The focus will be to help …

RMS Launches Risk Selection Solution for Underwriters

RMS, the Newark, Calif.-based risk modeling and analytics firm, has introduced a solution that enables underwriters to access critical information about any location globally, providing “a competitive advantage in risk assessment.” The new application programming interface (API) links insurers’ underwriting …

RMS Estimates Hurricane Maria’s Insured Losses Will Range Between $15B and $30B

RMS, the Newark, Calif.-based risk modeling and analytics firm, estimated that the insured loss from Hurricane Maria will be between US$15 billion and US$30 billion. This estimate represents the insured losses associated with wind, storm surge and inland flood damage …

Beazley Estimates $150M Earnings Hit From Hurricanes, Earthquakes

Lloyd’s of London insurer Beazley said on Friday it reckoned that its losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in the Caribbean and southern United States and a series of earthquakes in Mexico would reduce its 2017 earnings by about …

Insured Losses in Caribbean from Hurricane Maria Estimated at $40B-$85B: AIR

Industry insured losses for Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean will be between US$40 billion and US$85 billion, according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. Puerto Rico alone accounts for more than 85 percent of the loss, said Boston-based AIR, which …

Lloyd’s Appoints SCOR’s Mitchell-Wallace as Head of Risk Aggregation

Lloyd’s, the specialist insurance and reinsurance market, announced Dr. Kirsten Mitchell-Wallace has been appointed as the head of Risk Aggregation. The role reports to Jon Hancock, the director of Performance Management, and is responsible for leading the strategy and day …