Insured losses from Cyclone Yasi could hit $1.5bn

Losses from Cat 5 cyclone follow catastrophic Queensland flooding.


Storm warning

Last year's active hurricane season has fuelled the debate over the performance of catastrophe models. Michael Faulkner talks to the protagonists.


Modelling firms plan busy year of roll-outs

Important new models and updates are scheduled by the cat modelling companies in 2011 "" from Atlantic hurricane to European wind storms and earthquake. Here's a guide to what to expect, not only next year, but in 2012 and 2013.


Aon Benfield appoints cat expert for China

Helen Ye joins from AIR Worldwide


Hannover Re to sponsor GEM

Joins other industry participants in Global Earthquake Model


Bermuda losses likely to be less than $100m

Strict building code helped, says Air Worldwide


Big demand surge from Chile and NZ quakes possible

AIR Worldwide president spells out lessons from Katrina