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Expected insured losses from present-day Hurricane Andrew would total US$56 billion: AIR Worldwide

August 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

If Hurricane Andrew were to occur today, 25 years after its original landfall, the expected total industry insured losses (based on today’s exposures) would be approximately US$56 billion in the United States, catastrophe risk modelling firm AIR Worldwide reported on

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Fewer and less intense cat events significantly lower global economic losses to US$44 billion in H1 2017: Swiss Re

August 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Total global economic losses from disasters were US$44 billion in the first half of 2017, down significantly from US$117 billion in H1 2016, as a result of fewer and less intense events, according to preliminary sigma estimates from Swiss Re.

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Greater risk of negative underwriting results for reinsurers predicted by S&P

August 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

With property catastrophe prices dropping during the 2017 renewals, combined with natural catastrophe losses exceeding US$50 billion last year, global reinsurers are at greater risk of having negative underwriting results and will tend to “shy away” from property catastrophe business,

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CatIQ enters into agreement with Impact Forecasting to use cat event flood response footprints for Canada

August 11, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Toronto-based Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby Impact Forecasting’s cat event response flood footprints for Canada will be made available as a layer on CatIQ’s CatHUB module. “Aon Impact Forecasting’s Canadian

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Modern-day Hurricane Andrew would cost an estimated US$80-100 billion in economic damage compared to 1992’s US$26.5 billion: Swiss Re

August 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A modern-day Hurricane Andrew would cost an estimated US$80-100 billion in economic damage, up dramatically from the US$26.5 billion cost in 1992 dollars, according to a new report from Swiss Re. The hurricane in August 1992 destroyed more than 25,000

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Insurers should ensure consumers are ‘better able to understand’ home insurance policies: CCIR

August 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

In a paper released Wednesday, Canada’s insurance regulators’ association suggests that insurers need to better educate consumers so they can understand the terms – including limitations, exclusions and deductibles – of their property insurance contracts, while sharing aggregated property risk

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Five Canadian cats in first half of 2017 led to $438 million in insured losses: Property Claim Services

August 9, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Five catastrophe events in Canada led to $438 million in insured losses in the first half of this year, according to the PCS H1 2017 Catastrophe Review, released on Wednesday. “Unsurprisingly, insured losses from PCS-designated events in Canada fell dramatically

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Cat bond issuance in Q2 reaches US$6.38 billion across 20 transactions, easily surpassing Q2 2014 record of US$4.49 billion: Aon Securities

August 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Catastrophe bond issuance during the second quarter of 2017 totalled US$6.38 billion across 20 transactions, a new record for quarterly issuance that easily surpassed the previous record of US$4.49 billion set in Q2 2014, Aon Securities said in a new

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Extreme cloud attack could pack as much of a cost wallop as Hurricane Sandy

July 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A malicious hack that fells a cloud service provider for a time has the potential to produce estimated economic losses of as much as US$53 billion, in line with the hit delivered by Superstorm Sandy, suggests a new research scenario

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Estimated insured damage for June storm in central Alberta upwards of $30 million

July 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A severe storm that swept through central Alberta in the third week of June is estimated to have caused more than $30 million in insured damage, reports Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), citing figures from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc.

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Maintaining wetlands could slash riverine flooding-related damage, local pilot project has national applicability: study

July 12, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Just leaving current wetlands in their natural state could cause riverine flooding-related flood damage to plummet as much as 38% and should provide the impetus for communities to view natural infrastructure as a climate adaptation solution, notes a study from

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Stilling quake risk in eastern Canada demands greater focus, awareness and effort: Swiss Re

July 11, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Risk awareness is severely lacking and not enough attention is being paid to quake risk in eastern Canada, a region with “huge” loss-inflicting potential that a Swiss Re model projects could produce the country’s largest nat-Cat loss ever if the