Understanding loss creep

Published in: Risk, Cat risk

Companies: RMS, Deloitte, Amlin, Aspen, Flagstone, Hardy Underwriting, PartnerRe, Platinum, Guy Carpenter

Many re/insurance companies have increased their original loss estimates for this year's catastrophes in Japan and New Zealand - some dramatically. Helen Yates looks at the difficulties of gauging the size of earthquake claims and asks how damaging "loss creep" can be.

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