Visualize: Insights that power innovation

Visualize: Insights that power innovation

New report analyzes emerging risks facing property/casualty insurers

By Maroun Mourad  |  November 10, 2018

Emerging riskAnticipating and understanding new risks is essential to warding off threats and identifying new business opportunities. And now a new Verisk study, ISO Emerging Issues: Insurance Perspectives on Evolving Risks, gives property/casualty insurers unparalleled insight into today’s evolving risk landscape.

The report looks across geographic and disciplinary borders to examine themes ranging from climate- and weather-related events, to the perils and promises of drones, to blockchain technology. The report also examines risks associated with societal trends, such as the commercialization of marijuana and the opioid crisis.

Key insights into emerging issues

By analyzing and reporting on these risks, Verisk provides insurers with key insights into emerging issues and how they could affect the industry, both now and in the future.

The report focuses on risks and trends that could profoundly impact the businesses of insurers and risk managers. The items run the gamut of risk categories, from environmental changes and technological developments to their potential effects on humans and society.

Developed by the ISO Emerging Issues team, the report draws from the expertise and research of several Verisk businesses, including AIR Worldwide, AER, Verisk 3E, Wood Mackenzie, Verisk Maplecroft, and Geomni.

Maroun Mourad is president of ISO – Commercial Lines. You can contact him at