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The destructive power of Volcanic ash Fall

What's the price tag on a volcanic explosion?

A few weeks after I started as a novice in the ...

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Capital (Back)Allocation by the Covariance Principle

For portfolios of risks with high degree of clustering – concentration, risk and capital metric (back)allocation is best accomplished by ...

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Component and Marginal TVaR converge

Estimating component and marginal TVaR…(s) is a computationally intensive task in the capital allocation process. These two risk metrics ...

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How big is the earthquake protection gap in Switzerland?

The Swiss Seismological Service (SED) registered yesterday (Monday, 2017-03-06, 21:12 local time) an earthquake with magnitude M4.6. The ...

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Risk Exposure from Climate-Related Energy Grid Disruption

Following Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, which claimed over a thousand lives from the Caribbean to southeastern US, the Caribbean ...

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Prepare yourself for the ground to shake with QUAKE

As noted by my colleague, 2016 was a busy earthquake year; we've seen devastating events impact Japan, Ecuador, New ...

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California's flood concerns

Last week, back-to-back potent winter storms hit Northern California. These storms were an impressive kind of precipitation event called an ...

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Does the insurance underwriting cycle still hold

Managing the (re)insurance cycle is traditional primary task for (re)insurance firms.  The validity of the underwriting cycle itself ...

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A week of notable earthquakes, a year of notable earthquakes

So far, 2016 has been a notable year for earthquakes. We've seen damaging and deadly events in Japan, Ecuador ...

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MiCRO business interruption cover launched in Guatemala

It's been long time in the making: the Microinsurance Catastrophe Insurance Organisation (MiCRO) was created in 2010, and started ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/global_partnerships/first_MiCRO_natcat_business_interruption_cover_launched_in_guatemala.html

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We can't stop Mother Nature - but we can prepare

The only thing predictable about earthquakes is we know they'll continue to occur and impact communities around the world ...

STORY URL: https://www.earthquakebracebolt.com/

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How resilient is your world?

I want to live in a resilient community and I’m sure you do as well. I live in the ...

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Drones taking off in the insurance industry

The insurance industry holds many types of reputations, but one thing that many people would agree on is its ability ...

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Practice in the Science of Risk Ranking

All practitioners involved with the (re)insurance chain of business practice risk ranking, including the insureds. The methodologies vary from ...

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