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Losses From Southern California Fire Could Reach $2.5B, Expert Says

Losses from the Thomas Fire in Southern California are expected to fall between $1 billion and $2.5 billion, a catastrophe modeling firm said on Tuesday. The Thomas Fire, which raged across Southern California’s Ventura and Santa Barbara counties throughout most …

Sciemus’ Move into Specialty Underwriting: A Case of ‘Adapt and Thrive’

It was a case of adapt and thrive when modeling and analytics company Sciemus made a big strategic leap this year into underwriting space, power, mining, renewable energy and cyber—as a managing general agent. Despite the ongoing soft market, CEO …

RMS Updates Cat Models for Terrorism, Europe Windstorm & US Flood

Global catastrophe risk management firm RMS has released version 16.0 of its catastrophe modeling platform, which includes updates to both the Europe Windstorm Clustering Model and Terrorism Modeling suite. Also included are the new Marine Cargo & Specie Model and …

Sompo Launches Model to Evaluate Wind Farm Risks

The Sompo group companies have launched a model for evaluating risks to onshore and offshore wind farms. The model, which provides key pricing and cat modeling data for insuring the construction and operation of wind turbines, was created by Sompo …

Verisk Analytics Acquires Risk Intelligence Ireland, Expanding Global Footprint

Verisk Analytics Inc. announced the acquisition of Risk Intelligence Ireland, a leading provider of fraud detection, compliance, risk control, and process automation services to the Irish insurance industry. “Risk Intelligence Ireland has developed valuable tools to help insurers control costs …

Sompo Canopius Partners with UK’s SSBN for US Flood Models, Hazard Maps

Sompo Canopius AG has entered into a license agreement with SSBN, which will provide it with flood models and hazard maps for the United States. SSBN works within the insurance sector, providing global flood risk analytics, which are based on …

RMS Releases Cyber Accumulation Management System to Manage Exposure

RMS has released its Cyber Accumulation Management System*, which includes a new software system and framework for cyber exposure reporting, in addition to a suite of cyber catastrophe scenarios for loss modeling. The RMS Cyber Accumulation Management System was developed …

Lloyd’s Develops Standardized Data Requirements for Cyber Risks

Lloyd’s of London announced that a set of common core data requirements for cyber risks has been agreed by collaborating with modeling firms AIR Worldwide and RMS, along with RMS’ partner, the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies. Both AIR and …

Willis Launches European Motor Risk Model for 3rd Party Exposures

Willis Group Holdings plc has launched a modeling tool that enables risk managers to forecast third party motor risk across Europe. The Dynamic Casualty Forecast tool uses Willis’ proprietary data so that a client with significant motor exposure of any …

Aon Benfield Launches Canada Flood Model to Help Manage Exposures

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, has developed a fully probabilistic flood model for Canada to help insurers and reinsurers better underwrite and manage their riverine and off-flood plain exposures. The model was developed in response to devastating …