Category Archives: Analytics

How are life insurers planning to use big data and predictive analytics?

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Life insurers should think ahead about how they want to use and deploy big data and predictive analytics in order to invest in areas that will be needed to succeed. Continue reading →

How P&C Insurers Are Using, or Plan to Use, Big Data

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Big data has become a topic of great interest in the insurance industry over the past few years. Data alone isn’t enough; big data is the focus. As we reviewed insurer responses to our 2015 Predictive Modeling Survey, it became … Continue reading →

Reinsurance and Solvency II – Part 1: The Challenge of Regulating Diverse Markets

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If you’ve read any of my past blogs about Solvency II you will know that I have a love/hate relationship with it. I fully believe in and support what Solvency II is trying to do but find the way it … Continue reading →

Building Resilience Around Natural Hazards and Climate Change

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A changing climate and rapidly growing exposure to natural catastrophes presents the world with an unprecedented challenge. Continue reading →

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

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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 →

Big Data: Is the Property Sector Making the Most of it?

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Big data refers to computer analysis of data sets too large for the human mind to process. Trends and patterns, which computer algorithms spot, can offer businesses powerful insight allowing them to be more efficient, to better understand their customers … Continue reading →

Focusing Your Wellness Program Using Data Analytics

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A large Midwest county that employed 1,400 full-time workers struggled with an internally managed health and wellness program. The county wanted to lower the health risks of its employee population and, ultimately, curb its growing medical plan costs. Continue reading →

How “Big Data” Can Help Employers Improve Their Health Outcomes Strategies

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As plan sponsors take greater ownership of their medical coverage, the appetite to harness available data has never been greater. Here are just a few reasons why employers need to become even more sophisticated as they use the mountain of … Continue reading →

Food and Beverage Risk Managers Now Get a Seat at the Table

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Food and beverage companies face a heady mix of issues: Brand reputation Food safety and security Business continuity Cyber liability Talent acquisition and retention at operational and senior levels Benchmarking Risk managers are being challenged to look at all of … Continue reading →

Strong El Niño on the Way?

Probabilistic sea surface temperature forecast from the North American Multi-Model Ensemble, made early May 2015, for the October-November-December 2015 average. Forecast is expressed as percent likelihood for each of three categories: Above normal, below normal, and near normal. Figure from CPC.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a “substantial” El Niño ahead, but about a year ago we also had predictions of a strong El Niño that never arrived. Will it be different this time? Continue reading →