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Commercial Cyber Liability Market to Reach $6.2B in Written Premium by 2020: Verisk

The total commercial cyber liability market will reach $6.2 billion in written premium by 2020 after annual growth rates of 20-30 percent, Verisk predicts in a market analysis. “Cyber liability risk is rapidly permeating every business that has any dependence …

Israeli Firm Among Those Seeing Profit in Telematics Data

The road to profits is paved with good data. Every hour, a modern car processes about 25 gigabytes of information — the equivalent of about seven full-length high-definition movies — on everything from engine temperature and tire pressure to what’s …

Keeping Flood Insurance Above Water: Commentary

With the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) currently set to expire on February 8, and many communities still recovering from this summer’s hurricanes, it’s no surprise that the 21st Century Flood Reform Act has passed the House and moved to …

Verisk to Acquire Bankruptcy Data and Risk Management Firm LCI

Verisk Analytics Inc. has agreed to acquire LCI, a provider of bankruptcy risk prediction and management tools for banks and creditors. When the transaction is complete, LCI, based in Burlingame, California, will become part of Argus, Verisk’s data and advisory …

Verisk to Acquire London-Based Complex Data Software Firm Sequel

U.S.-based data analytics firm Verisk Analytics Inc. has agreed to acquire London-based insurance and software specialist Sequel from private equity firm HgCapital and other Sequel shareholders. Sequel specializes in software that “creates instant, intuitive understanding of the most complex data,” …

Verisk Analytics Buys UK-Based Emergent Network Intelligence

Verisk Analytics Inc., the Jersey City, N.J.-based data analytics provider, announced it has acquired Emergent Network Intelligence (ENI), an innovator in insurance claims efficiency and fraud detection solutions based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the U.K. With the acquisition of …

Verisk Buys Healix Risk Rating, UK-Based Medical Risk Assessment Firm

Verisk Analytics has snatched up Healix Risk Rating, a company focused on automated medical risk assessment for the travel insurance ratings.Financial terms were not disclosed, although the deal is designed to expand Verisk’s risk assessment offerings for the global insurance …

Colombia’s Insurance Regulator Approves Use of AIR’s Earthquake Model

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) announced that its earthquake model for Colombia has been approved by the country’s insurance regulator, the Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia, for use by domestic insurance companies in managing their earthquake risk. “The Colombian government …

Verisk Analytics Buys UK-Based Arium, a Liability Risk Modeling Firm

Verisk Analytics Inc., the Jersey City, N.J.-based data analytics provider, has acquired Arium, an independent company specializing in liability risk modeling and decision support. London-based Arium will become part of AIR Worldwide (AIR), a Verisk Analytics business, and will enable …

Is Climate Change Causing Colder Weather and More Snow in Eastern U.S.?

Baby, it’s cold outside. And guess what? Climate change could make it even colder. December’s a great time to talk about climate change and global warming – it’s cold and blustery across many parts of the U.S., and there’s even …