July 2014 Newsletter



Cat Events






Modeling Severe Storm Risk: A Closer Look - On-Demand

Speaking & Events

Developer Network Series
July, London, Bermuda, NYC

Exceedance 2015
April 27-30, 2015, Florida


Document Updates

Modeling North American Automobile Risks: Best Practices

China and Hong Kong Typhoon: Data Source and Validation Matrix

North Atlantic Hurricane Models: Sensitivity of Model Results to Hours Clauses for U.S. Hurricane

Actuarial Standard of Practice #38 Hurricane Version 13.0 and 13.1



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RMS Expands Presence in Asia Pacific with New Singapore Office

The Singapore office, led by Paul Burgess, senior director of client development, joins the RMS offices in Delhi, Beijing, and Tokyo in the Asia Pacific region. This office will serve existing Singapore-based clients as well as new clients and partners as RMS continues to build momentum in the region. Contact sales@rms.com for more information.

RMS Partners with the United Nations and The World Bank to Advance Global Catastrophe Resilience

Governments and policy-makers to leverage RMS technology to strengthen risk management decision-making and support disaster risk reduction strategies. Read the press release.

Ecosystem Partner Spotlight: COMBUS

Will Gardner, Founder and Managing Director of COMBUS, explains the value of the growing RMS ecosystem.

Combus Video

North Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

The 2014 North Atlantic hurricane season is officially underway and meteorological forecasts are predicting a below-average hurricane season in terms of the number of tropical storms and hurricanes. Read more on the RMS blog. Resources available below:

2014 North Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

2014 North Atlantic Hurricane Season: Event Response Recorded Presentation

Event Response Products and Services for the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season

North Atlantic Hurricane Event Response Methodology


RMS U.S. Enhanced FEMA Flood Zone Data Update
The second quarterly update to the 2014 RMS U.S. Enhanced FEMA Flood Zone Data (2014 Package 2) is now available. This update reflects all changes made to FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps between January 2014 - March 2014. This is in addition to revisions made from October 2013 - December 2013, which were included in 2014 Package 1.

RMS clients who license data in RiskBrowser Online have automatically received this update. RiskLink and RiskBrowser clients who license RMS U.S. Enhanced FEMA Flood Zone Data can download the updates via secure access links provided to them by their account managers. Read documentation.

RMS Offshore Platform Industry Exposure Database
The 2014 RMS Offshore Platform Industry Exposure Database is now available. It will be updated monthly throughout the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season to provide clients with the most up-to-date exposure data regarding mobile rigs. Clients who license the RMS Offshore Platform Industry Exposure Database can contact their account manager to request access to the data files. Read documentation.

Providing RiskLink Information to Regulators
In response to recent inquiries regarding the provision of RiskLink information in support of rate filings, RMS provides guidance on working with proprietary and/or trade secret information.

European Perils on the RMS Blog
Is Europe due for severe hailstorms this summer? What can we learn from the 2013–2014 Europe windstorm season? Laurent Marescot explores these topics.

Congratulations to RMS Clients AIG, MTA and SCOR for Trading Risk Awards

RMS provided modeling analysis for three transactions recognized at the recent Trading Risk Awards in London. MTA was awarded with Sponsor of the Year and Non-Life Transaction of the Year, in recognition of the pioneering MetroCat transaction. SCOR was recognized with Life Transaction of the Year for Atlas XI and AIG was awarded Initiative of the Year for their multi-model approach to Tradewynd Series 2013-2.

RMS in the News

Aggregate Cat Bonds: The Model Variations
RMS recently took part in a theoretical exercise to study the range of potential outcomes from cascading annual aggregate cat bonds. The results are explained in this special Trading Risk report.

RMS and Risky Business: Modeling Climate Change Risk
The Risky Business report on the economic risks of climate change in the U.S., which RMS made significant contributions to, has been released. Read more in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and the RMS blog.

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