Paul Walsh

Articles by Paul Walsh

  • AIR predicts up to €1.9bn Ciara/Sabine insured losses

    17 February 2020

    Insured losses from winter storm Ciara/Sabine, which damaged large parts of the UK and continental Europe, will range from €1.1 billion ($1.2 billion) to €1.9 billion, catastrophe risk modeller AIR Worldwide has predicted.

  • Swiss Re structures cat bond to protect asset manager against quake risk

    14 January 2020

    Swiss Re's insurance-linked securities (ILS) unit has structed and placed a pioneering parametric catastrophe bond covering US earthquake risks in a portfolio of mortgage investments.

  • The ESG data files, part six continued: TCFD and the challenge of looking forward

    27 November 2019

    Data providers are stepping in to fill the disclosure gap. Joe Walsh and Peter Cripps report

  • Hagibis may hit insurers for $16bn warns AIR Worldwide

    23 October 2019

    Industry insured losses from typhoon Hagibis, which devastated large parts of Japan earlier this month, will range from JPY865 billion to JPY1.73 trillion ($8 billion to $16 billion), catastrophe risk modeller AIR Worldwide has predicted.

  • Japanese typhoons won't dent insurers' capital

    22 October 2019

    Japan's three major non-life insurers will not be severely impacted by typhoons Faxai and Hagibis, according to rating agency AM Best.

  • Bahamas facing $7bn Dorian loss

    05 September 2019

    The Abaco and Grand Bahama islands were the worst hit by hurricane Dorian

  • Hurricane Dorian 'could cost insurers $25bn'

    03 September 2019

    The insured losses from Hurricane Dorian could exceed $25 billion, it was claimed.

  • Insurers have key role in China's sustainable growth, says Swiss Re

    02 September 2019

    Insurers can play a key role in enabling sustainable economic growth in China due to their risk management expertise, according to Swiss Re.

  • Australian flood losses continue to rise

    13 August 2019

    Property insurance losses resulting from widespread flooding earlier this year in Townsville, in northern Australia, have risen to AUD1.2 billion ($800 million), according to catastrophe loss modeller Perils.

  • California warned of further earthquakes after Ridgecrest

    08 July 2019

    Parts of southern California can expect further large-scale earthquakes following two large tremors at the end of last week, an industry expert has warned.