Chart: Global Property Catastrophe ROL Index: The Guy Carpenter Global Property Catastrophe Rate on Line (ROL) index is presented for 1990 through 2019.
Weather Sentinel: Super Typhoon Hagibis Closes in on Japan: Hagabis, a Category 5 Super Typhoon for much of the first half of this week, is forecast to track towards Japan with a potential landfall on Saturday morning October 12. Fortunately, the forecast calls for Hagabis to weaken to a Category 3 typhoon by landfall. If the forecast for Hagabis verifies, it would be the sixth typhoon of the 2019 season to directly impact Japan and one of the five strongest ever at Category 3 strength.
Terror; The Role of Technology and Analytics: Terrorism, political violence and other malicious acts differ from other insurable perils in that they are dynamic and adaptive; there is human intent driving the probability and willing the impacts to change. Historic incidents show past trends, but those are only partial drivers of future trends as terrorists adapt their tactics in response to past effectiveness and current circumstances.
Guy Carpenter and CyberCube Report Reveals Potential Impact of Cyber Catastrophe Scenarios on U.S. Cyber Insurance Industry: Guy Carpenter and CyberCube Analytics released the findings of a joint report that explores the size and shape of potential cyber catastrophes and the resulting financial impact on the U.S. cyber insurance market. The report, “Looking Beyond the Clouds: A U.S. Cyber Insurance Industry Catastrophe Loss Study,” examined some of the key drivers of cyber catastrophe scenarios and provided a data-driven view on the potential insured loss figures for the standalone cyber insurance market.
Regional Risks for Doing Business: With heightened economic uncertainty and increasingly decentralized threats, regional understanding of risks – and the opportunity for cooperation – is critical. Results from the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Executive Opinion Survey suggest that the threat of a major economic slowdown is high on the minds of business leaders worldwide, with growing apprehension about a wide range of geopolitical shock.
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Dedicated Reinsurance Capital; First Half 2019: With the majority of 2019 reinsurance renewals now complete, the impact of significant catastrophe activity has evolved from a year ago. Capital inflow levels and risk appetites are responding accordingly. Crucially, alternative capital dipped slightly in the first half of 2019 for the first time since 2012 to USD 92 billion as investors responded to evolving risk measures and loss experiences over the last 12 months.