Large US wildfires rise 30% in frequency since 2000s

Chaucer says insurers' wildfire risk modelling is still catching up


Moody's to acquire cat modelling firm RMS in $2bn deal

Owner DMGT revealed sale plan last month


Direct Line sees break in the clouds of regulatory reform

A revamp of underwriting systems is aiding preparations for new pricing rules


Allianz's Aylin Somersan Coqui: with crises come opportunities

The chief risk officer of one of the world's largest insurers talks to Cintia Cheong about her changing role, the risks Allianz faces and how Covid-19 has changed the way risk is managed


Collapse of Aon-WTW deal removes threat of modelling dominance

Combination of ReMetrica and Igloo would have taken 70% of UK market


Cat modellers go physical to understand climate threats

Insurers' modelling of natural catastrophes has predominantly relied on historical data, but this approach is becoming unsuitable as the climate changes. Paul Walsh investigates the new techniques being developed


RNA Analytics to launch SaaS actuarial tool

Includes functions for compliance with IFRS 17 and other regulations


Cat modellers factor in flood risk from moon wobble

AIR Worldwide and JBA Risk Management say the impact is marginal


Be prepared to tailor Orsa for Covid-19, Eiopa tells insurers

The authority has published its supervisory statement on the issue


Conning integrates ESG indices into economic scenario generator

Climate change indices also added to GEMS software