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Most likely outcome versus a rare and extreme scenario

When I started in financial modeling some time ago, I had the luck to work with some top level quants ...

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Hurricanes: too early to return to long-term activity?

Hurricane Wilma wreaked havoc when striking Florida in 2005, being the last of four major hurricanes to affect the United ...

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Big data capabilities impact on optimal premium underwriting

The intersection of big data and distributed computing technologies, statistical and engineering algorithms with optimal (re)insurance underwriting principles is ...

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Flood Re agreement great news for UK affordable flood cover

Given the UK floods we have had in recent months, it was great to see the latest Flood Re commentary ...

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The wild and wacky world of weather

"As of 2 PM EST, Hurricane Alex was located at 32.6N, 28.0W, moving to the north-northeast at 20 ...

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The ABCs of my career path: Andrew, Beach and Climate

From the time I was 9-years-old, I wanted to be a meteorologist. I can remember the event that triggered my ...

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A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On…

The first few days of 2016 have brought a flurry of earthquakes to the residents of northwest Oklahoma. On New ...

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A morning of jokes, but there's little to laugh about…

Recently I had the opportunity to fly down to Miami with a colleague for the filming of a documentary scheduled ...

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Reinsurance: A force against Climate Change & Species Loss

A reinsurer underwrites a risk that is initially borne by a different party, thereby transferring part of that risk to ...

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Addressing loss and damage - a nuanced approach

Adaptation to climate change is an important element of the new climate agreement being negotiated in Paris (www.swissre.com ...

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Disasters & climate change can weaken sovereign ratings

Simulations indicate that natural disasters can weaken sovereign ratings by up to several notches (click here to find out more ...

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Roof heating to combat ice-damming… really!?

It's been an unseasonably warm winter so far and in the North East I even had friends that were ...

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Calm before the (inevitable) storm

November 30 officially marked the close of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, and for the 10th year in a row ...

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Mumbai, Uttarakhand, Kashmir, Chennai … What's next?

Southern Indian coastal States of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Northern Sri Lanka experienced nearly catastrophic floods during mid-November ...

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