Lloyd's finds few correlations between extreme global weather events

Hopes regulators will allow release of capital locked in local jurisdictions


Cat modellers set out their platforms

For Eqecat, AIR and RMS, the future is platforms and the promise to give clients more model transparency and control. Open-architecture initiatives such as Oasis are also gearing up. Lorna Davies details the developments


Oasis roll-out gathers pace

Cat model framework looking for four more players to sign up


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


WRN plans extreme European storm catalogue

Also studying tail risk of these storms


Insurers urged to use long-term forecasts in risk analysis

Forecasting technologies are improving, says Lloyd's and Met Office report


UK Met Office claims hurricane forecasting advance

Scientists say they can now predict activity years ahead