First Global Tsunami Solution, Asia Exposure Datasets, RMS Hires New CTO, and More
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January 2015 Newsletter

Cat Events







Lessons Hidden In A Quiet Windstorm Season

How should manmade earthquakes be included in earthquake hazard models?


Speaking & Events

Terrorism Threats and Risk in 2015 and Beyond
January 28, 11:00 a.m. ET
Save My Seat!

Register for Exceedance 2015 – Conference Track information now available!


Documentation Update

FL OIR Commercial Catastrophe Model Support Document for RiskLink 13.0/13.1 Part A

FL OIR Commercial Catastrophe Model Support Document for RiskLink 13.0/13.1 Part B


RMS Support Update

We are pleased to announce a redesign of the Peril Library within RMS Owl. Later this month, the Peril Models section of the RMS Owl Library will display all content in a tabbed format similar to the Product Library. This will allow for improved organization and additional content on each page, for easier access to the answers you need.


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Model Insights

RMS Releases First Global Tsunami Solution
RMS has released the RMS® Global Tsunami Scenario Catalog, which includes a large set of tsunami inundation footprints generated from megathrust (typically moment magnitude 9) earthquakes on subduction zone plate boundaries around the globe. Each footprint includes all countries and coastlines impacted, with inundation depths. To learn more about how the catalog supports underwriting, risk pricing, and portfolio management decisions, download the Global Tsunami Scenario Catalog Executive Briefing #1 on RMS Owl.

Hong Kong Exposure Datasets Now Available
The Hong Kong Economic Exposure Database and Industrial Clusters Catalog are now available. The database captures building replacement values by line of business and by administrative regions, and the catalog provides precise location, footprints, and additional data, such as industry types, for industrial clusters. Email for more information.

Managing Flood Risk in South Korea
South Korea Probabilistic Flood Maps and Flood Scenario Catalog are now available. Read the South Korea Flood Maps Executive Briefing to learn more. 

New Zealand and Japan High-Resolution Economic Exposure Databases
In February, RMS is releasing the first high-resolution Economic Exposure Databases for Japan and New Zealand, providing building values by line of business with nationwide geographic coverage. The high-resolution databases are derived from building-level geospatial data from the RMS high-definition (HD) building database and local and national census data. Email for more information. 

RMS U.S. Enhanced FEMA Flood Zone Data Update
The fourth quarter update to the 2014 RMS U.S. Enhanced FEMA Flood Zone Data (2014 Package 4) is now available. This update reflects all changes made to FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps from July to September 2014, in addition to the October 2013–June 2014 revisions included in 2014 Package 3. More on RMS U.S. Enhanced FEMA Flood Zone Data.

2014 North Atlantic Hurricane Season Review
The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season was a quiet season as forecast by the major forecasting groups, though not for the reasons predicted. Check out the 2014 North Atlantic Hurricane Season Review for a detailed report of the season and analysis of the atmospheric and oceanic conditions that drove this quiet season. 

Software and Services
Should You Outsource IT Services for Catastrophe Modeling?
With RMS Managed Services, you can outsource your full RMS IT infrastructure, and get the services you need to keep in step with new security regulations, operating systems, software updates, and migrations to entirely new versions of software. Contact to learn more.

Exceedance 2015 - Track Session Information Available Now!
Join industry peers and RMS experts at Exceedance for unlimited networking opportunities and over 60 track sessions where we will dive deep into RMS model science, emerging risks, the ILS market, modeling fundamentals, and more. For detailed track information, visit the Exceedance website. Enhance your Exceedance experience by becoming a guest speaker. Contact us at to learn more.

RMS at RAA Cat Modeling Conference
RMS will be speaking on managing earthquake and tsunami risk and building flood models around the world, and Robert Muir-Wood will be on the modeler panel to answer your questions. Stop by our booth to pick up our RMS U.S. multi-peril risk maps, and learn more about version 15.0, our models and data roadmap, and windstorm and terrorism risk.

RMS News and Announcements
RMS Names New CTO and Promotes Key Leaders
Cory Isaacson has been named CTO of RMS and is leading the development of RMS(one). He joins us from CodeFutures Corporation, a big-data analytics software development firm involved in the new design for the RMS(one) platform. RMS also promoted seven key leaders to vice president or senior vice president as we continue to build our world-class modeling and technology teams.
RMS Enables China Reinsurance Group’s Expansion into London Market
RMS and China Re announced an expanded partnership to further the reinsurer’s efforts to cultivate its presence outside of China. RMS models will support China Re’s Syndicate 2088, the first Chinese direct investment into Lloyd’s, enabling China Re to use robust in-house model coverage to write open market business in Europe for the first time. Read more.

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