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Misfortune seldom comes alone

Clustering of European winter storms has been a hot topic for a while now. We released our study on the ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/library/winter_storm_clusters_in_europe.html

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To Close the Protection Gap, Understand Our Customers

As we prepare for the Baden Baden conference of this year, I've been thinking about how much we have ...

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When a disaster happens, what can you expect from FEMA?

When a disaster happens, how much money can you expect from FEMA? You may be surprised.

Thousands of people affected ...

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Climate change: Discussions are needed, but responsibly

As a meteorologist and as someone whose Ph.D. Dissertation focused on separating the impacts of climate change from climate ...

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Why don't the media use maps to tell stories about Matthew?

We're flooded with information every day. To capture a reader's attention, it's critical to provide your points ...

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Primer Taller de Seguros Paramétricos para Reguladores LAC

“Primer Taller Regional de Seguros Paramétricos para autoridades de Regulación y Supervisión en América Latina y el Caribe”

Hotel Grand ...

STORY URL: http://www.microrisk.org/es/central-america-es/primer-taller-regional-de-seguros-parametricos

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Coffees and floods: experiences from Buenos Aires

I first saw Mario* standing in front of his hardware store in Buenos Aires, a cigarette in one hand, the ...

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New Jersey's nor'easter funding: $8 million, 8 months later

Between January 22 and January 24, 2016, a potent and disruptive nor'easter impacted a large swath of the Mid-Atlantic ...

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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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