"California is overdue for a significant earthquake"

Baja Calaifornia quake is a reminder of the risk


Impact Forecasting to launch three cat models

Will cover Austria, Maghreb and the Western Balkans


Aon Benfield launches online reinsurance data platform

Offers financial, capital markets and ratings information


Aon Benfield boosts actuarial team

Paul Kaye promoted


Financial and risk modelling software moves into "qualitative" areas

Our guide to 18 systems from 14 vendors shows a wide range of approaches. All of them have features relevant to compliance with Solvency II and some are prepared for pillar II and III requirements.


Capital erosion isn't a problem for insurers -- yet

The financial crisis hasn't dented re/insurers' capital too badly. Sources of capital remain to be tapped. But pray for a light hurricane season, says Helen Yates.