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Brazil’s Flood & Droughts – Implications for Local Insurers

A summary of the wide range of climate conditions which interact to form persistent weather patterns, their impact on Brazil, and the implications for insurers.

China’s Natural Hazards –  An Introduction

A summary of the science behind five major natural catastrophe exposures – typhoons, monsoons, winter storms, drought and earthquakes- and the implications for insurers.

European Extratropical Cyclones – Implications for Local Insurers

The climatology and effects of Atlantic storms as they impact Europe, including extracts from an Accuweather study on climate signals and storm paths, and the implications for insurers.

Global Climate Influencer –  Arctic Oscillation

A summary of the science behind this phenomenon, its impact on extreme weather conditions in the Northern Hemisphere, and the implications for insurers.

Global Climate Influencers – El Nino Southern Oscillation

The effects and impacts of this most studied climate pattern that emanates from the Pacific Ocean, affects global weather patterns, and the implications for insurers.

Global Climate Influencer – Madden Julian Oscillation

How this climate phenomenon influences heavy rainfall and tropical cyclone patterns from the Indian Ocean and around the world, and the implications for insurers.

Mexico’s Tropical Cyclones – Implications for Local Insurers

An overview of the hurricane climatology for Mexico’s Pacific and Atlantic coasts, the impact on weather phases, and the implications for insurers.

New Madrid Seismic Zone – Implications for Insurers

A summary of the current science and popular perception of the zone and the risks associated with it, and the implications for insurers

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Role of Global Reinsurance In Strengthening Disaster Risk Resilience (GRF)

The Global Reinsurance Forum (of which TransRe is a founding member) highlights the role of an integrated risk management structure (government regulation, improved engineering in addition to (re)insurance) to improve society’s resilience to natural and man-made disasters.

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Role of Insurance in Community Resilience (RAA)

The Reinsurance Association Of America’s President, Frank Nutter, highlights both the threat and impact of US natural catastrophes, using a wealth of statistical data, as well as the role of insurance, and recommended developments.