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  1. Reinsurance market renewals, Recap of January 1, 2020

    Reinsurance market renewals
    Recap of January 1, 2020

    The January 1 renewal cycle is important for investor returns as more than half of all reinsurance contracts are renewed in this time frame.

  2. Is cyber the “new property”?

    Is cyber the “new property”?

    Natural catastrophes such as hurricanes and earthquakes have existed longer than mankind itself. Property insurance as we know it today is much younger, but nevertheless can be traced back to the seventeenth century. The first stochastic natural catastrophe models, helping insurers and reinsurers better understand and price the risk, were only developed in the late 1980s. 

  3. Hurricane frequency in Florida and the potential impact of climate change

    Hurricane frequency in Florida and the potential impact of climate change

    With global warming receiving increased media attention, the record insurance losses caused by natural catastrophes in 2017 and 2018 have made the general public, and the insurance community in particular, question a potential relationship between climate change and increasing insurance losses. 

  4. Forecasts for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

    Accurate hurricane forecasting is a bit like the holy grail for reinsurers and ILS managers. If you know whether a hurricane season will be active or inactive, or whether to expect no landfalls or many landfalls, you may be able to adjust your portfolio, for example by taking on more risk during an “inactive” season or buying more hedges during an “active” season. But how reliable are hurricane season forecasts? And what is the forecast for the 2019 hurricane season, which has already begun?