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Will Catastrophe Bonds Experience a “Retail Revolution”?

During a track at the IFoA Asia Conference 2018 last week, a speaker laid out a “future state” vision that included access to insurance-linked securities (ILS)—or at least some version of ILS—for retail investors.

September 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

Since 2007, PCS® has designated 25 events in the month of September, totaling 2.5 million in estimated losses or approximately $20.6 billion.

August 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

The National Hurricane Center says a named storm forms in the Atlantic Basin in June once every other year.

July 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

From 2007-2016, PCS designated 33 catastrophic events in this month-- resulting in total insured losses of roughly $9.7 billion.

April 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

Since 2007, PCS has designated 41 catastrophes in the month of April, an average of just fewer than four per month.

U.K. water main break highlights need for basement information

The Angel Islington is a well-known property in U.K. Monopoly, it’s not an area where you might expect flooding to be a problem.

March 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

Since 2007, the average catastrophe frequency for the month of March is 3.2 events, with 220,000 claims generating $1.4 billion in industry losses.

February 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

It’s midwinter in the Northern Hemisphere, and we’re looking ahead to February with a review of historical catastrophe activity.

Four Killer Blockchain Use Cases for Insurance

Here are the ways this blockchain technology can benefit the global insurance industry.

Are We Missing the Real Blockchain Opportunity for Insurance?

The global insurance industry has taken an interest in blockchain because of certain fundamental benefits that the technology provides.

January 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

With winter on its way, we look ahead to January cat event risks. Catastrophic January storms since 2007 have caused nearly $5.9 billion in insured losses.

December 2016 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

The 2016 hurricane season ended November 30 with two PCS® catastrophe designations from Atlantic Basin hurricanes that made landfall in the United States.

November 2016 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

The 2016 hurricane season will come to an end on November 30. So far this year, two catastrophes have been designated as tropical events.

October 2016 Preview: Historical Cat Activity

As October approaches, so does the end of peak hurricane season, however, insurers should still be vigilant.

September 2016 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

While forecasters have predicted a relatively normal hurricane season for this year, there have been five named storms in the Atlantic thus far.