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Hurricane Earl floods Belize; CCRIF pays $260K for recovery

Hurricanes: The iconic images of their power and furiousness are filled with bent-over palm trees, roofs being ripped from their ...

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Headache-inducing Hermine: A meteorologist's dilemma

Hermine is a name unlikely to be retired from the National Hurricane Center's (NHC) list of hurricane names. It ...

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Winter storm clustering: don't lower your guard, if hit once

If you're an insurance company risk manager, it's important to know how hard you can be hit by ...

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Measuring long tailed and surplus risk

Insurance economists and risk scientists are more familiar with the concepts of risk super and sub additivity in context of ...

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Competing on umbrella premiums with technical bounds

Commercial insurers are competing actively for every large corporate insured’s premium. While writing competitive premium policies and setting up ...

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Three 1-in-1000 year floods in 2016 so far. What's going on?

Update: Since my original posting, there has now been another 1-in-1000 year rainfall event (the 4th in 2016), this time ...

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Olympics at risk from tropical cyclones?

If you have but a basic notion of global tropical cyclone risk and geography, then you know the answer: No ...

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Market conditions and product evolution

Visiting a couple of industry conferences and seminars in the last few months, including Swiss Re's 1st Catastrophe Knowledge ...

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I don't do well in the heat - soon neither will you

I'm a Scotsman who can't cope in the sun. I burn when it's 70 and cloudy. Can ...

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Resilience is everyone’s responsibility

The insurance industry is fully capable of meeting its obligations in the wake of the Fort McMurray fire, yet the ...

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The innovation angle - managing 21st century risk

From experiment to prototype and commercial production…to refinement and improvement…such is the cycle of innovation. Innovation can be ...

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US hurricane landfall: A question of when, not if

In the year 2005, Facebook was a year old, YouTube was launched, and Twitter and Instagram were merely concepts in ...

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Grow old gracefully… but how?

Recently, I came across a quote by Eric Hoffer: "The best part of the art of living is to know ...

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Thinking of writing US flood? Read this, then read it again

Very few regions of the world can boast about such a detailed set of national flood maps as the United ...

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Consolidation, flood insurance, and the protection gap

In the first week of April, I had the good opportunity to travel to the Booth School of Business at ...

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