Robert Muir-Wood News

Re/insurers Rethink Climate Change Risks as Losses Grow from Wildfires, Floods, Hail

By the time David Kaisel got back from selling his flour at a farmers’ market, a wildfire in California’s Capay Valley had burnt both his tractor and the shipping container where he kept some tools. His insurer is set to …

Private Flood Insurers Not Yet Ready to Fill Massive U.S. Protection Gap

The flood insurance protection gap in the United States is massive, but the take-up rate of private flood insurance continues to be low. The relative inability of private insurers to penetrate the flood insurance market has been blamed on the …

RMS Lists Top 10 ‘1-in-100-Year’ Events for Asia Pacific Region

The Asia Pacific region remains highly vulnerable to major catastrophes, RMS said, announcing a list of 10 “1-in-100-year” events possible in the vast area that includes the Pacific Ring of Fire and the largest concentration of tropical cyclones. Without providing …

Italy Quakes Could Lead to Limited Insured Losses: RMS & AIR Worldwide

Damage from the earthquake that struck central Italy on Aug. 24 and the subsequent aftershocks that followed is still being assessed. But RMS asserts that insurance losses will be limited because of property values and the lack of coverage. “A …