Paul Walsh

Articles by Paul Walsh

  • Insured losses from hurricane Isaias could top $4bn, says modeller

    11 August 2020

    Insured losses from hurricane Isaias will total approximately $4 billion in the US and $200 million in the Caribbean, according to catastrophe modelling firm Karen Clark & Company (KCC).

  • Forecasters raise predictions of Atlantic hurricanes

    10 August 2020

    The three leading hurricane forecasters have all warned of increased Atlantic hurricane activity in their mid-season updates.

  • Do insurers care about the Sustainable Development Goals?

    14 July 2020

    The UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are meant to be the "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". So why aren't insurers taking an active role in pursuing them? Paul Walsh reports

  • Zurich sustainability chief talks up climate drive post Covid-19

    19 May 2020

    John Scott advocates fiscal stimulus funds be spent on pursuing a lower carbon economy

  • WEF warns of lack of climate action post-Covid-19

    19 May 2020

    Underinvestment in climate initiatives after the crisis poses wide-scale threats

  • PRA postpones UK climate and insurance stress tests

    11 May 2020

    The UK's Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has paused further work on its climate and insurance stress tests to allow firms to tackle the other pressures they face due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Cat bond market hits record highs despite Covid-19 hit

    28 April 2020

    The first quarter of 2020 saw record levels of catastrophe (cat) bond issuance in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an Aon Securities report.

  • Cat modelling awakens to climate change risk

    08 April 2020

    Responsibility for understanding the implications of climate change for insurers has largely fallen on the shoulders of the catastrophe modelling community. They are responding with a more dynamic and multi-faceted view, as Paul Walsh reports

  • Australian cyclone losses near $500m, says Perils

    31 March 2020

    Insured losses from the Australian East Coast Low, which hit parts of the country last month will total A$794 million ($488 million), loss aggregator Perils has warned.

  • Ciara/Sabine insured losses to total €1.5bn, says Perils

    25 March 2020

    Insured property losses from storm Ciara/Sabine, which devastated large parts of the British Isles and Europe last month, will total €1.5 billion ($1.6 billion), according to catastrophe insurance data provider Perils.