European windstorms News

PERILS Insured Loss Estimates for Storm Thomas Unchanged at $293.2M

PERILS AG has disclosed its third loss estimate for windstorm Thomas, also known as Doris, which affected the British Isles, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany on Feb. 23-24, 2017. The third estimate of the property insurance market loss for Windstorm …

Windstorm Egon’s Insurance Loss Estimate Rises to US$314.7M: PERILS

The estimated property insurance losses for Windstorm Egon, which hit France and Germany on Jan. 12-13, 2017, have been revised upwards to €275 million ($314.7 million) by PERILS AG, the independent Zurich-based company that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. The …

Insured Losses for Europe’s Windstorm Thomas Rise to $279.2M: PERILS

The latest property insured loss estimate for Windstorm Thomas, which on Feb. 23-24 hit the British Isles, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, is €249 million (US$279.2 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. …

PERILS Releases European Windstorm Catalogue (1979-2015)

PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data, has released a storm catalogue containing the gust footprints of more than 200 of the largest European windstorms from the period 1979 to 2015. The windstorm catalogue was produced …

Bermuda Re/Insurers Hit by Ogden Rate Change, Higher Nat Cats: S&P

A big change in the Ogden rate in the UK and higher natural catastrophe losses are dampening a wide range of Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer results in the 2017 first quarter, Standard & Poor’s said in a new report. “Unfavorable …

Insurance Costs for Windstorm Egon Rise to €234M ($243M): PERILS

The revised estimate of property insurance losses for Windstorm Egon, which hit France and Germany on Jan. 12-13, 2017, is €234 million ($243 million), according to PERILS AG, the independent Zurich-based company that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. The cold …

Initial Insured Loss Estimate for Storm Thomas Is €213M ($222.7M): PERILS

The initial estimate of insured property market losses for extra-tropical cyclone Thomas, which hit the British Isles, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany on Feb. 23-24, 2017, is €213 million (US$222.7 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides …

Europe’s Windstorm Egon to Cost Insurers an Estimated US$223.3M: PERILS

The initial estimate of the insured property market loss for extra-tropical cyclone Egon, which hit France and Germany in January, is €212 million (US$223.3 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry catastrophe insurance data. While the …

Willis Re and SpatialKey Partner to Launch European Windstorm App

Willis Re, the reinsurance division of Willis Towers Watson, has collaborated with SpatialKey Inc. to launch a new European Windstorm app. “This powerful new event response application integrates data from multiple data sources, including EuroTempest, insurance industry experts in forecasting …

Allianz Q4 2015 Profit Rises to $1.6B on Cat Claims; Lower Than Analyst Estimates

Allianz SE missed analyst estimates for fourth-quarter profit because of claims from natural catastrophes. Net income at Europe’s biggest insurer increased to 1.42 billion euros ($1.6 billion) in the quarter from 1.22 billion euros [$1.3 billion] a year earlier, the …