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Hurricanes to date a capital event for reinsurers, 2017 could be even more costly Cat year than 2005

October 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The above-average activity for the Atlantic hurricanes season so far – a season that is not yet done – is already a capital event for p&c reinsurers and the remainder plus wildfire activity likely only contributes to nervousness, S&P Global

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Bermuda’s global insurers, reinsurers could fund at least US$25 billion of insured losses from hurricanes

October 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Bermuda market firms may fund at least a quarter of the estimated US$100 billion in aggregate insured losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, suggest preliminary aggregated loss estimates from the Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers (ABIR). “Based on

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NOAA upwardly revises forecast for 2017 Atlantic hurricane season

August 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the United States is now forecasting 14-19 named storms, five to nine hurricanes and two to five major (Category 3+) hurricanes between June and November for the Atlantic Basin. The agency’s August

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Above-normal Atlantic hurricane season most likely this year: NOAA

May 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center predicted on Thursday. For the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, forecasters predict a

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Hurricanes and typhoons could be monitored from hundreds of miles away, possibly leading to better forecasts: study

May 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Hurricanes and typhoons could be monitored from hundreds of miles away with relatively inexpensive instruments like barometers and anemometers, much like earthquakes are monitored by seismometers, a new study has found. The study, titled Spiral Gravity Waves Radiating from Tropical

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Aon Benfield’s Tropical Storm Risk, Colorado State University issue forecast for 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

April 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aon Benfield’s Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) and a research scientist at the Colorado State University (CSU) have both predicted 11 named storms, four hurricanes and two major (Category 3+) hurricanes between the months of June and November. TSR, part of

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Openness to making homes, businesses resilient to severe weather encouraging: OMIA’s John Taylor

March 31, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

There are encouraging signs from government, municipalities and builders that resiliency needs to become part of building code conversations given that severe weather shows no signs of abating, suggested John Taylor, president and CEO of the Ontario Mutual Insurance Association

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Risk to U.S. property from severe convective storms as high as from hurricanes: Willis Re

March 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Severe convective storms (SCS) posed as much risk to property in the United States as hurricanes between 2003 and 2015, with the average annual loss from SCS amounting to US$11.23 billion compared to US$11.28 billion from hurricanes. So concludes a

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Mixed North American commercial insurance market still favours buyers: Willis Towers Watson report

October 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The marketplace for property, casualty and other lines of commercial insurance will continue to favour insurance buyers in 2017, particularly those with comprehensive strategic risk management and risk transfer strategies, global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers Watson (WTW)

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Canada ‘missed the boat’ on economic policies to mitigate climate change: doctor

August 22, 2016 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – A leading expert on climate change says Canada “has missed the boat” when it comes to developing renewable energy resources that would mitigate the impact of global warming and its impact on human health. Dr. James Orbinski, who

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Worldwide mid-sized firms may fall short on insurance, risk management: Assurex Global survey

July 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Many mid-sized firms may lack adequate insurance, continuity planning, risk management and civil infrastructure support to prepare for and recover from large-scale natural disasters, suggests a new report from Assurex Global, a privately-held commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits

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Aon Benfield’s Tropical Storm Risk forecasts 17 named storms between June and November

May 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Tropical Storm Risk (TSR), which is part of Aon Benfield Research’s academic and industry collaboration, is forecasting 17 named storms, nine hurricanes and four major (Category 3+) hurricanes between the months of June and November. TSR  issued its May forecast