Catastrophes

ILS Trend Tracking: Q2 2015

The ongoing shift in underlying market trends over the past year shows how dynamic the catastrophe bond sector has become. Innovation, expanded geographical reach, and increases in market participation continue to sha...

July 2015 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

We’re a month into hurricane season, and two storms have already hit. Tropical Storm Ana and Tropical Storm Bill both made landfall and brought heavy rain to the Carolinas and Texas, respectively. If history is a guid...

Learn it Solutions Receives 2015 Communicator Award

Learn it Solutions is pleased to announce that the Fundamentals of Loss Prevention online training course has been selected by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) to receive a 2015 Communicator Award . T...

More Than Texas Floods: Four States Affected by CATs 81 and 82

PCS actively monitored two wind and thunderstorm events during the last week of May. CAT 81 was designated for May 23 to 28. The front, which caused storms that resulted in severe flooding in Texas, remained stationar...

June 2015 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 every year. Although forecasters have predicted below-average activity for this year, we’ve already experienced the first tropical event of the season...

May 2015 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

To the U.S. insurance industry, the month of May signals that hurricane season is right around the corner — with claims teams preparing for an unpredictable tropical season. Over the past decade, there’s been...

@CatBondCat makes the short list at the U.K. Insurance Marketing Awards

I’m pleased to announce that ISO’s @CatBondCat made the short list for Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year at the first-ever U.K. 2015 Insurance Marketing & PR Awards. Reinsurance digital marketing tends to focus o...

Get Ready for PCS Catastrophe Code Format Modification

In less than a year, Property Claim Services ® (PCS ® )  will modify the format of its catastrophe serial numbers. The change was initiated after many users provided feedback: The two-digit code makes it difficult to...

Cat Bonds and the Hurricane Quarter

Sources: PCS, Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC Historically, second-quarter issuance activity has been high, given the June 1 start of hurricane season. As Florida’s interest in the catastrophe bond sector increases,...

Seven Cat Bond Lite Benefits You Should Understand

Last year, $500 million in private catastrophe bonds came to market, nearly half of them publicly announced . In the first quarter of 2015, approximately $200 million in “cat bond lite” transactions were completed, an...