Tag Archives: earthquakes

Behind the Non-Life Cat Bond Transaction of the Year

WCMA Trading Risk Award

The Golden State Re deal comprised a number of creative features that were firsts for not only WCMA, but the insurance-linked securities market. Guest blogger Adam Beatty of our WCMA division explains what was new about it. Continue reading →

Will Giant Indo Quake Cause Mega Tsunami?

Tsunami warnings have been issued after a giant earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia earlier today. Two hours after the 8.6 magnitude earthquake, a second event of 8.2 magnitude struck at about 150km South from the first. Neither of these events … Continue reading →

The Social Media Revolution After Tohoku

Guest blogger Nigel Davis describes how Willis' Global Analytics tool uses social media as an information source during catastrophes like the 2011 Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear threat. Continue reading →

Understanding Catastrophes

Cost of Hurricane Katrina

Recent natural and man-made catastrophes are mandating that business recalibrate risk. This is because ‘worst cases’ are being exceeded all around us. Guest blogger Phil Ellis, CEO of Willis Global Solutions Consulting Group, explains. Continue reading →

New Zealand Re/insurance Industry Feels Aftershocks of Quakes

The New Zealand quakes of 2010 and 2011 had a major impact on society and the cityscape--and radically changed the local insurance and reinsurance marketplace, writes guest blogger Jeremy Andrew, business development manager for Willis New Zealand. Continue reading →

Learning Lessons: 3 Reports Every Re/insurance Practitioner Should Read

Robin Swindel of Willis Re details 3 reports on lessons learnt from natural catastrophes that every reinsurance and insurance practitioner should read. Continue reading →

Largest Chinese Claims of 2011

This country suffers more than its fair share of floods and earthquakes, whilst typhoons regularly wreak havoc on southern coastal areas. Continue reading →