AIR Currents

AIR Currents

Our monthly online magazine, AIR Currents, provides a forum for AIR scientists, engineers, actuaries, and business leaders to discuss innovations and trends in catastrophe modeling and the insurance industry. From exploring how the latest science and engineering research are driving improvements to our models, to sharing the lessons learned from recent disasters, to helping companies develop better and more robust catastrophe risk management practices, AIR Currents offers an unparalleled level of insight into what AIR experts are working on and thinking about.

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TRIPRA 2015: What’s Changed and How It Affects the Industry

Learn what program changes TRIPRA 2015 calls for and how more terrorism risk will be transferred to the private insurance market.

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A Look Back at the 2014 Price Drop and What’s Ahead for the 2015 Crop Season
As we enter the 2015 crop season, we take a look back at what the 2014 price drops for corn and soybeans can teach us.

did you know

Did You Know...
...that headlines screamed “Sharknado!” when Tropical Cyclone Marcia washed a four-foot long shark ashore in Australia early in 2015, but Marcia has an even greater claim to fame?

Are Global Economic Losses From Natural Hazards Increasing?
AIR has teamed up with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) to investigate whether global economic losses are really increasing. Find out more about what our research revealed.

Earthquake Risk in South America
South America is one of the most seismically active regions of the world. Learn about solutions for managing earthquake, tsunami, and liquefaction risk in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

Gen Re Selects AIR’s Touchstone Platform
Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) today announced that General Reinsurance Corporation (Gen Re), a global provider of reinsurance solutions to the property/casualty insurance industry, has adopted AIR’s Touchstone® platform along with the complete suite of AIR’s global catastrophe models. In addition to leveraging Touchstone’s detailed loss modeling capability, Gen Re has licensed the platform’s Hazard Analytics, Geospatial Analytics, and Data Quality Analytics modules. AIR is a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) business.

Winter 2015 in the Northeast has been brutal
As AIR’s Dr. Tim Doggett explains in his video, this winter’s damage has been driven by snow loads on roofs. Check out the shots of Boston right outside our offices literally buried in snow.

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