Counting the cost of Isaac and Asian typhoons

Aon Benfield reports on August's storms, floods, droughts and earthquakes


Ambiental joins Aon Benfield to improve flood models

Flood experts are working with Impact Forecasting


Research projects driven by mix of altruism and business logic

Climate change, floods, longevity, volcanoes, the Arctic ice cap, the Great Barrier Reef - all have been the subject of various research projects funded by re/insurers or brokers. However altruistic the support of these projects appears, they all ultimately bring some benefit to the sponsors, as Sarfraz Thind explains


Insured weather losses approach $1bn in April

But May will be active tornado month, says Impact Forecasting


What's been learned in the year since Tohoku?

None of the models allowed for an event of the size of the Tohoku earthquake of 11 March 2011 in that region of Japan. How have the cat modellers responded in the year since? Experts from four modelling firms answer InsuranceERM's questions


What to expect from cat modellers this year

No surprises would be good after the model controversies of the past year. Lorna Davies provides a guide to the modelling firms' plans including a new 70-model platform and Australian bushfire and Asian typhoon models


Thai floods could cost insurers $10bn

Costliest natural disaster in region's history, says Aon Benfield


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.


Cat losses cost re/insurers $38bn in 2010

But reinsurer capital has grown to record high, according to Aon Benfield


Impact Forecasting to launch three cat models

Will cover Austria, Maghreb and the Western Balkans