Blogger Archives: Ioana Dima-West

Ioana Dima-West

Dr. Ioana Dima-West joined Willis Re International in 2014 as Lead Atmospheric Scientist, part of the Model Research and Evaluation Team. She has extensive knowledge in building and validating cat-models and experience estimating climate change-related loss impacts for wind perils around the world. Ioana has published in both the academic and the insurance/reinsurance worlds and she works closely with scientists of the Willis Research Network.

Quantifying European Windstorm Models: Comparing the Hazard Models

As we enter another European windstorm season, following a few inactive seasons, we need to look back to key historical events as a reminder of the high loss potential. Indexed to today’s prices and adjusting for market size, Willis Re … Continue reading →

2015 El Niño – Impacts on Hurricane Activity and Climate Links to Reinsurance Loss Activity

2015 El Niño As predicted earlier this year, an El Niño event has been developing in the Equatorial Pacific. By most objective metrics, the event looks to be strong, with all defining atmospheric or oceanic variables showing the characteristic El … Continue reading →