RMS to launch marine cargo cat model

Tianjin and Hurricane Sandy losses underline need for risk management


ReMetrica adds PPO analysis tool

Will help understand motor injury claims, says Aon


Impact Forecasting launches US thunderstorm model

Scenario model complements probabilistic models


Storm Jonas could cost insurers close to $1bn

Killer US winter storm sets record snowfall in cities along the East Coast


Reinsurance buying evolves as Solvency II kicks off

The arrival of Solvency II has not dominated the 1 January reinsurance renewals, but it is having a fundamental effect on buying strategies, according to brokers. Christopher Cundy reports


Solvency II fuels risk of model convergence

The demands of regulatory approval are creating a lack of diversity in insurance models and driving an increase in systemic risk, according to a joint industry and academic study. Sarfraz Thind reports


AM Best shifts cat risk assessment in BCAR update

Interest rate risk and dependence on reinsurance are the other key changes to calculation of insurer credit ratings. Asa Gibson reports


Cat claims exceed $1bn in October

Flooding in South Carolina and French Riviera make it a costly month for insurers


Impact Forecasting expands Asia flood models

Models launched for Malaysia and Jakarta in light of rising risk concentrations


Technology vendors prepare for a new chapter

Christopher Cundy charts the trends in risk and capital management software as the Solvency II implementation date nears