Catastrophe Risks

CCRIF Members Renew Parametric Coverage Ahead of Hurricane Season

June 29, 2021

CCRIF SPC's member governments renewed their parametric insurance coverage for tropical cyclones, excess rainfall, earthquakes, and the fisheries sector in advance of this year's Atlantic hurricane season. According to a statement from CCRIF, this was the second straight year that members ceded more than $1 billion in risk to CCRIF. Read More

Inflation, Rising Construction Costs Will Influence Hurricane Losses

June 24, 2021

US inflation and rising construction prices will have an adverse impact on claims costs arising from any hurricanes making landfall this season, according to a new report from Swiss Re. Forecasts for this year's North Atlantic hurricane season call for an above-average season, though not one reaching 2020's record-setting levels. Read More

Updated Forecast Continues To Call for Above-Average Hurricane Season

June 14, 2021

An updated forecast from the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University continues to call for an above-average North Atlantic hurricane season this year. The updated June forecast continues to predict 18 named storms this season including 8t hurricanes, 4 of which are likely to become major hurricanes. Read More

Insurers Bracing for Possibility of Above-Average Hurricane Season

June 4, 2021

Following 2020's record-breaking hurricane season, US property and casualty (P&C) (re)insurers are bracing for potential large losses from another above-average hurricane season, according to a Fitch Ratings report. Natural catastrophes—particularly hurricanes—are a major source of underwriting volatility for the P&C insurance industry, Fitch said. Read More

Tracking the Reopening: Vaccinations and Economic Activity

May 24, 2021

More than a year into the pandemic, COVID-19 remains a dominant factor in the global economic outlook. While data on vaccination rates and the decline in confirmed cases suggest that there is a clear, bright light at the end of the COVID tunnel, it is important that we remain vigilant. Read More