CAT-i Bulletin: Super Typhoon Hagibis: Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Japan as a category-2 on the Izu Peninsula in the Shizuoka Prefecture on October 12 around 7 PM local time. Large stretches of the country were hit by strong winds and torrential rainfall, and the Japan Meteorological Agency issued warnings and advisories affecting all prefectures in the Honshū, Kyushu, Shikoku and Hokkaido Islands.
Chart: Guy Carpenter U.S. Property Catastrophe Rate-on-Line Index 1990 – 2019: The U.S. property catastrophe Rate-on-Line (ROL) index for January through July renewals was up 3.3 percent year-on-year. The full year index represents a slightly larger increase than the January 1 increase.
Are You at Risk? Managing Affirmative and Silent Cyber Risk Accumulation: The script of the global cyber insurance market is still mainly being written in the United States. Approximately 85 percent of global cyber insurance premiums of between USD 2.5 and 3.5 billion are generated in the United States. The take-up rate for this line of business in Asia is still relatively low, but the Japan market has been experiencing steady growth in the last 24 months.
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.
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.
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