June 2014 Newsletter



Cat Events






Modeling Severe Storm Risk: A Closer Look
June 25, 11:00 a.m. EDT

RiskLink 15.0 European Windstorm Model Update: Scope and Rationale

Speaking & Events

Operational Earthquake Forecasting International Workshop
June 8, Italy

Catastrophe Seminar
June 13, London

IRDR Fourth Annual Conference
June 18, London

The Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies 5th Risk Summit
June 23, Cambridge

The Infoline 4th Annual Forum on Catastrophe Risk Management
June 25, London

First European Hail Workshop
June 25, Switzerland

Understanding Risk Forum
June 30, London

Developer Network Series
July, London, Bermuda, NYC

Exceedance 2015
April 27-30, 2015, Florida


Document Updates

Understanding the U.S. and Canada Severe Convective Storm Model: FAQ

Builders' Risk User Guide

Peril Models Documentation



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Managing Your Exposure at Risk in Asia

With insurance penetration rising across Asia, RMS is releasing new resources throughout 2014 and 2015 to help manage risk in the region:

Asia Exposure Datasets - Available Now: These new exposure datasets include high-resolution economic databases and industrial cluster catalogs for South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Thailand. Use these datasets to better understand the location and characteristics of high-value exposure concentrations. Executive Briefing and Scope Document

South Korea High-Resolution Flood Maps and Flood Scenario Catalog - Coming Soon: These high-resolution return-period flood maps and flood scenario catalog capture on- or off-floodplain flood risk from riverine and surface water runoff and all types of rainfall events (including typhoon and monsoon). Executive Briefing and Scope Document

Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) Hazard Data for China - Available Now: China is one of the most seismically active countries in the world. If you are writing business in China, you can now leverage the RMS MMI hazard dataset to assess earthquake risk at the location level. Executive Briefing

RiskLink 15.0 - Coming in 2015

In the first quarter of 2015, as part of the RiskLink 15.0 release, we will update the RMS® Europe Windstorm Model and the RMS® North Atlantic Hurricane Models to reflect new hazard, vulnerability and exposure research. The updated models will provide up-to-date views of risk based on the latest science, claims analysis and data, and methodology refinements, supporting a resilient risk management strategy. Read more>>

Application Development Partners Leverage RMS(one)® Platform and Expand RMS(one) Ecosystem

SpatialKey and Analyze Re have joined the RMS(one) Developer Network as our first commercial partners, and are building applications that leverage the RMS(one) application programming interface (API). Learn more from our recent press release and RMS blog.

SpatialKey video Tom Link, CEO, SpatialKey. SpatialKey's app allows analysts and executives in the insurance and reinsurance industries to visualize and analyze exposure and risk data.
Analyze Re video Adrian Bentley, Co-Founder and CEO, Analyze Re. Analyze Re's product helps increase efficiency of capital deployment through its portfolio-based risk metrics and optimization platform.

Model Insights

RMS Webcast - Modeling Severe Storm Risk: A Closer Look
Sign up today for the live webcast on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EDT/4:00 p.m. BST. presented by Jeff Waters and Matt Nielsen. Learn more>>

The Curious Story of the "Epicenter"
In his latest blog, RMS chief research officer Robert Muir-Wood tells the story behind the term and shares his thoughts on how to more accurately represent earthquakes. Do you know the Five Dimensions of Earthquake Risk?

Rober Muir-Wood Video

Europe Windstorm Season in Review
Read the detailed RMS 2013–2014 Europe windstorm season report.

2013 European Floods
The June 2013 floods that inundated Central and Eastern Europe were costly for the insurance industry. Maurizio Savina, senior analyst, explores what we can learn from these events and how this could help the industry prepare for when—not if—similar or worse events occur in the future.

RMS LifeRisks

Gordon Woo explores what is the key to understanding longevity and its impacts on society?

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