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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Touchstone 2.0 Is Here

Touchstone 2.0 Is Here

Go from data to insight to action, smarter than ever. Touchstone 2.0 builds upon last year's initial release of our revolutionary platform to deliver more powerful and flexible ways to own your risk.

AIR Currents

Severe Thunderstorm Vulnerability Update: The Fruits of Collaboration
The straight-line winds, hail, tornadoes that comprise a severe thunderstorm event have vastly different damage mechanisms. Learn about what has informed AIR's updated view.


Did You Know?
..that the occurrence of El Nino tends to inhibit the South Asian monsoon? Find out what it means for rainfall around the world and agricultural production.

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Mingle with colleagues and AIR staff and learn about the latest capabilities in Touchstone, new and updated models, and much more. Register today for a premium conference experience.

AIR Releases Touchstone 2.0: New Functionality Includes Noncatastrophe Risk Analysis and Underwriting Mode
BOSTON, July 15, 2014 — Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide today released Version 2.0 of its catastrophe modeling software platform, Touchstone®. The new version includes the ability to account for both catastrophe and noncatastrophe risk (for example, fire, lightning, explosion, vandalism) in a single platform, providing a more comprehensive view of risk.

AIR Worldwide Releases Updated Severe Thunderstorm Model for the United States
BOSTON, July 16, 2014 —  Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) announced today that it has updated its Severe Thunderstorm Model for the United States. The comprehensive update to the model features significant enhancements to all three model components: hazard, engineering, and financial.

AIR Worldwide Releases Updated Earthquake Model for Canada
BOSTON, July 21, 2014 — Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) announced today that it has updated its Earthquake Model for Canada. The comprehensive update will provide insurers and other industry stakeholders with the most advanced tool for assessing potential losses from ground shaking, fire following earthquake, tsunami, liquefaction, and landslide for the Canadian market and will be a significant tool for compliance with OSFI Guideline B-9.

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