April-May 2015 | RMSConnect Newsletter
April-May 2015 Newsletter

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  Speaking & Events

42nd General Assembly of The Geneva Association
May 15, 2015

Dr. Gordon Woo, catastrophe risk expert, will participate in a panel discussion on pandemic risk.

Exceedance 2015
April 27-30
Miami, FL
Fontainebleau Miami Beach Resort, Florida




RMS Support Update

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Version 15.0 Release

Version 15.0 is now available via electronic and physical distribution. As part of a commitment to core model development, the release incorporates new data, science, and methodological enhancements to provide the latest views of risk for the RMS Europe Windstorm Models and the RMS North Atlantic Hurricane Models.
For information regarding available or upcoming Version 15.0 resources and documentation, please refer to the Version 15.0 Resources Page.

Version 15.0 Software

Current distribution of version 15.0 does not include Enterprise Grid Computing (EGC) version of RiskLink 15.0. RiskLink EGC for HPC 2008 is now available, and RiskLink EGC for HPC 2012 will be available later this year.
Additional secondary products, including HailCalc and Data Quality Toolkit, are targeted for release in the second quarter. For more information on the impacts and release timelines for RMS primary and secondary products in version 15.0, please refer to the Version 15.0 Software Scope and Rationale Presentation. 

On Demand: Boston's New Big Dig: How Does U.S. Winter Storm Risk Impact Your Portfolio?

Missed the recent RMS winter storm webinar? Access it here
and watch it on demand to learn more about the impacts of recent U.S. winter seasons, why they’ve been so active, and how they fit into the context of quantifying winter storm risk now and in the future.

Guide to RMS Model Documentation Suite

This short video provides an overview of the structure and contents of the RMS Model Documentation Suite.

RMS U.S. Enhanced FEMA Flood Zone Update

The first quarter update to the 2015 RMS U.S. Enhanced FEMA Flood Zone Data (2015 Package 1) is now available. This update reflects all changes made to FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps from October – December 2014. RMS clients who license this data in RiskBrowser Online automatically receive this update. RiskLink and RiskBrowser clients who license this data can contact their account manager to request access to the data files. More on RMS U.S. Enhanced FEMA Flood Zone Data.

2015 RMS Offshore Platform Industry Exposure Database

The 2015 RMS Offshore Platform Industry Exposure Database (IED) is now available. It will be updated monthly throughout the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season to provide clients with the most up-to-date exposure data regarding mobile rigs. Clients who license this database can contact their account manager to request access to the data files. More on the RMS Offshore Platform IED.


Registration Open for May CCRA exam
Certified Catastrophe Risk Analyst (CCRA) designation exams will be held on May 21 at select offices. Registration is open through May 7.  Applicants who have completed the CCRA course will receive an e-mail with instructions on registering.  If you are eligible and would like to sign up but did not receive instructions please contact deb.dahlby@rms.com.


RMS In the News

RMS is proud to partner with re:focus partners and private sector leaders The Rockefeller Foundation, Swiss Re, and Goldman Sachs to launch RE:bound, a new program that will create new insurance-based products to finance resilient infrastructure and risk-reduction projects. Read more here
Tokyo recently announced a plan to halve expected earthquake casualties in the next decade. RMS is urging other cities and countries to also set specific, measurable disaster risk reduction targets. Check out our recent press release, which includes comments from Robert Muir-Wood on the value of specific disaster reduction commitments.
RMS was invited to a roundtable discussion with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker at the Flatiron School in New York City about non-traditional university and skill-driven programs. RMS has partnered with the Flatiron School since their opening in 2012.

We’re also a NYC Tech Talent Pipeline industry partner. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the program this winter. Read more here.


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