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Markets/Coverages: Aon Incorporates Climate Science Into European Flood Models

Insurance broker Aon has incorporate the latest climate science into its Impact Forecasting’s European flood models to help enable insurers to access more accurate loss estimates to help make better decisions for underwriting, reinsurance and regulatory requirements. The models are …

What Factors Could Drive Northern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone Risk This Season?

This content was recently published in the Blogs section of RMS’ website. It is republished here with permission. With June 1 heralding the official start of the 2022 North Atlantic hurricane season, Tropical Storm Alex already on the scoreboard, and …

An Interview with Karen Clark 30 Years After Hurricane Andrew Affirmed Her Models

June 1 marks the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season – one that is expected to be above average in terms of named storms and hurricanes. Insurance Journal used the occasion to speak with Karen Clark, founder of catastrophe modeling …

Secondary Perils Responsible for Growing Share of Disaster Claims: RMS

Not only did natural catastrophes in 2021 break insurance claims records, but they also highlighted the growing cost of non-modeled characteristics of disasters, which are altering the industry’s understanding of these risks, according to a report published by RMS. “Secondary …

Insurtech Descartes Partners With Modeling Firm Reask to Expand Parametric Cover

Descartes Underwriting, the Paris-based parametric insurtech, has formed a partnership with Reask, the tropical-cyclone modeling firm. The partnership aims to expand the availability and advancement of parametric cyclone insurance products by combining Descartes’ ability to incorporate new technology into parametric …

Insured Losses for 2 Recent European Windstorms Estimated at €3B-€5B: Verisk

Insured losses due to wind from Winter Storms Dudley/Ylenia and Eunice/Zeynep will range between €3 billion and €5 billion (US$2.2 billion-$5.6 billion), the majority of which are expected in Germany, UK, and the Netherlands, according to Verisk Extreme Event Solutions …

Insurtech Reask Gets Funding to Deliver Next-Generation Natural Disaster Modeling

Insurtech Reask, an Australian science and technology company that focuses on natural hazard modeling, announced it has closed its seed funding round, led by Tencent, the global technology giant headquartered in China. The funding will support the next stage of …

Karen Clark & Co. Releases Version 1.0 of U.S. Wildfire Model

Karen Clark & Co. (KCC), the Boston-based catastrophe modeling company, announced it has released Version 1.0 of its high-resolution U.S. Wildfire Model. This advanced and fully probabilistic model provides exceedance probability (EP) curves, probable maximum losses (PMLs), and average annual …

People Moves: Howden Names Willis’ Everling as CEO Netherlands, Corporate; Carpenter’s Christian to BMS Re; Aon Reins Hires TigerRisk’s Jackson in U.S.

This edition of International/Reinsurance People Moves details appointments at three brokers: Howden, BMS Re and Aon with roles in the Netherlands and the U.S. A summary of these new hires follows here. Howden Appoints Willis’ Everling as CEO Netherlands, Corporate …

Louisiana Citizens Opens Search for Catastrophe Service Vendors

Request for Proposals Announcement Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. (“LCPIC”), has released a new request for proposals for vendors to service insurance claims after a catastrophe, such as in response to a hurricane. Proposals from applicants can be submitted on …