Catastrophe Risk News

CoreLogic & Academic Institutions: The Future of Catastrophe Risk

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. First on the Market Ten years ago, CoreLogic® (at the time, EQECAT) introduced the use of global Atmosphere-Ocean-General-Circulation Models (AOGCM) for insurance-oriented assessments of windstorms in Europe. They were used …

Carpenter Launches New Version of Client Portfolio, Risk Management Platform

Guy Carpenter & Co. announced the launch of GC AdvantagePoint® 2.0, the latest release of its client portfolio and risk management platform. With GC AdvantagePoint 2.0, clients are able to easily leverage the technology to make strategic decisions through the …

Aon Launches Cat Model for Marine & Energy Insurers

Aon Benfield announced it has invested in an innovative catastrophe model to help marine and energy insurers more accurately assess their cargo risks. While there are plenty of catastrophe models in the non-marine sector, the marine and energy insurance industry …

RMS and Taiwan’s MSIG Mingtai Collaborate on Typhoon Risk Insights

RMS, the Newark, Calif.-based catastrophe risk management firm, has formed a technical collaboration with MSIG Mingtai Insurance Co. Ltd. to share industry information and insight about the local Taiwanese insurance market, as RMS develops a typhoon model for Taiwan. The …

Port of Tianjin Blast Highlights Growth of Accumulation Risks: IUMI

The explosions that recently devastated the Port of Tianjin highlight the danger of accumulation risks – when a single event causes an exceptionally large group of related losses, said the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI). IUMI President Dieter Berg …

A.M. Best: Sanctions Removal to Attract Re/Insurers to Iranian Market

The lifting of trade restrictions placed on Iran may present significant opportunities for the Middle East and North African (MENA) re/insurance market, with European participants also expected to re-engage and seek a foothold in the country, according to research published …

TigerRisk Enters China Market with Opening of Hong Kong Office

TigerRisk Partners LLC announced its first presence in Asia with the opening of the Hong Kong office of its subsidiary TigerRisk China Partners. TigerRisk China Partners is a member of the Hong Kong Confederation of Insurance Brokers, effective July 30. …

Aon Benfield Securities Launches CATstream for Cedants’ Cat Bond Coverage

Aon Benfield Securities, the investment banking division of global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor Aon Benfield, has announced the launch of CATstream – a new client facility, which it said “offers cedants faster and more efficient access to capital markets …

Report Looks Back at Why Sandy Caused So Much Flooding Damage Along Coast

Karen Clark & Company (KCC), independent experts in catastrophe risk, catastrophe models and catastrophe risk management, issued a report in conjunction with the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. One of the issues the report looks at is why the storm …