Blogger Archives: Prasad Gunturi

Prasad Gunturi

Prasad Gunturi is Senior Vice President of Willis Re Analytics, where he leads the North American catastrophe modeling research and evaluation team. Prasad manages and leads specialized technical projects, including understanding the changes in the catastrophe models, technical evaluation of commercial catastrophe models, developing portfolio specific alternative views of risk and proprietary model development projects.

Assessing the aftermath: Lessons learned from Hurricane Irma

hurricane irma risk mitigation

Soon after hurricane Irma struck, Willis Re sent a team to survey the property damage in southwest Florida. After four days, and 900 miles, the team completed its assessment, which can be found here. Among the key lessons learned was … Continue reading →

Changing modelers’ view of U.S. earthquake risk

fallen utility pole and road destroyed.

What do we know and what can we expect? Those questions are ones that modelers tackle daily. Let’s start with what we know: The 2014 National Seismic Hazard Maps (NSHM) and the 2015 Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (UCERF3) describe … Continue reading →

Hurricane Matthew damage report

The thirteenth named storm of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurricane Matthew, the longest-lived Category 4-5 in October in the Atlantic, attaining a lifetime maximum intensity of Category 5. It reached a maximum Category 3 intensity while tracking parallel to … Continue reading →

What could a La Niña mean for insured property exposure along the U.S. coast?

June 1 marked the beginning of hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin for 2016. Willis Towers Watson Wire recently published a blog on our predictions for this season based on Colorado State University’s forecast. With the hurricane season in mind, … Continue reading →

10 Years On: The Evolution of Modeling Since Katrina

Risk modelling experts on the evolution of hurricane catastrophe models since Hurricane Katrina

The re/insurance industry used catastrophe risk models long before Hurricane Katrina, but Katrina challenged the standards of these models. It called into question the quality of exposure data, how the models were used and their suitability for various business applications. … Continue reading →

30 Years Later: the Ontario Tornadoes of May 1985

On May 31, 1985, a deadly tornado outbreak struck the Northeastern United States and Canada, causing widespread property damage and loss of life. Continue reading →

Willis Re Tornado Damage Survey Report: A Question of Distance Across the Path?

Tornado-Damaged House

While researching the damage caused by the wave of tornadoes that struck the Midwest U.S. last month for our report, Willis Re May 2013 Tornado Damage Survey Report, the Willis Re team made several interesting observations. Continue reading →

NYIA 2013 Annual Conference: A Few Thoughts on Superstorm Sandy and Northeast Hurricane Risk

I recently delivered a presentation at the New York Insurance Association’s (NYIA) 2013 annual conference, New York’s premier property and casualty insurance industry event, which was held in Lake Placid, New York during May 29th-31st. The conference was attended by close … Continue reading →

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Willis Re: Relatório sobre Destruição por Tornado: Uma Questão de Distância por todo caminho?

Tornado-Damaged House

Ao pesquisar os danos causados ​​pela onda de tornados, que atingiu o Oeste dos EUA no mês de maio, para o nosso relatório Willis Re May 2013 Tonado Damage Survey Report, a equipe Willis Re fez várias observações interessantes. Continuar lendo →