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CAT Modeling and Wildfires
Multiple June 11, 2019 Posted in: Blog Posts, ERM, Insurance / Insurers, News
The 2018 news cycle was flooded with disturbing images of roaring fires in California. These wildfires were cataclysmic in scale and severity. Even more concerning is that the 2018 severe wildfire season was preceded by an awful 2017 season, which was the worst in recorded history until it was outdone by 2018. These events are troublesome and seem to be increasing in frequency. How can we in the risk management industry account for these seemingly worsening risks?
Art Randolph

Florida’s Property Insurance Market

The Wind Is (Finally) Blowing

Florida’s Property Insurance Market
With Hurricane Hermine bearing down on Florida, I recognized that I could not physically do anything to assist my sister and her family in Jacksonville (or my friends and extended family throughout the state), nor my insurance company clients that admirably serve the communities that will be affected by the storm. However, Hermine obligates me to contemplate the potential impact she may have on the underwriting results and financial solvency of Florida property insurers, and how the property insurance landscape might be altered.
How Windproof is Investor Confidence in Insurance-Linked Securities?
Brett Parmenter August 31, 2016 Posted in: Blog Posts, Reinsurance
When I heard about Tropical Depression 9, which is likely to become a Tropical Storm and at one point had the potential to make landfall as a hurricane in the Gulf Coast states, I recalled the executive roundtable discussion I attended at the Casualty Actuarial Society’s recent Seminar on Reinsurance (CARe). The roundtable participants discussed the long-term impacts of capital markets in the reinsurance industry.
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