AIR Worldwide

Not quite the anniversary you had in mind

Marking a 25th anniversary in the rolling hills of Northern California wine country sounds appealing — unless you commemorate that event with a 6.0-plus magnitude earthquake. On August 24, one hit...

Hard lessons from the Napa, California, earthquake

The ALERT™ (AIR Loss Estimates in Real Time) sent  by AIR Worldwide, our fellow Verisk Analytics business, regarding the Napa, California, earthquake on August 26 really struck home for me. The...

Get insight into Wall Street’s perspectives about our industry at Verisk Conference

How does Wall Street see our industry? What should insurers consider when interacting with the investment community? And what are the key performance indicators investors look for when evaluating...

Catastrophe Modeling for Cat Bonds

When a company is structuring a catastrophe bond, it's free to choose whichever modeling agent it deems best. As part of the evaluation process, the company doesn't take model results at face value...

5 Cat Bond Market Milestones in 2012

This year may be one of the most active in the history of the catastrophe bond market, but the headline issuance number is just the first noteworthy aspect. The sector has reached several major...

High Cat Bond Issuance Highlights Their Growing Importance

No longer are catastrophe bonds a specialized niche market; they've become a standard part of the risk transfer strategies of many insurers and reinsurers. This year's issuance statistics...

ISO’s Enhanced Wind Rating Program is here

On October 1, ISO launched our Enhanced Wind Rating Program, a commercial property rating program for the wind peril. You can find all the details on the program in the press release and on the...

Making Sense of the Verisk Organizational Changes

With the recent branding and organizational changes at Verisk Analytics, I thought it would be a good time to catch up with Verisk Chief Marketing Officer Christopher H. Perini to get his perspecti...

Modeling Wind Risk for Commercial Properties

Commercial property presents quite a challenge for predictive modelers: How can we rely on models that implicitly assume some degree of homogeneity among risks when we’re dealing with a heterogeneo...

A brief introduction, if you will

Many of our customers are surprised to learn about the wide range of products and services we offer to auto writers. We often hear “I didn’t know you guys did that!” Many of these programs are relatively new and have resulted from the ISO and Verisk product development and business expansion strategies...