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.

This month read about:


Are You Biased?

Historical data and claims experience paint a spotty and unreliable picture of U.S. severe thunderstorm potential. Learn how the upcoming AIR model fills in the missing pieces.


The Next Megadisaster: Strong Typhoon Hits Japan
The scenario: a typhoon that makes multiple landfalls in Japan. The impact: damage in more than 30 prefectures and JPY 3 trillion (USD 30 billion) in insured losses. Are you prepared?


Earthquakes in Canada—The Infographic
In partnership with Insurance Bureau of Canada, AIR conducted a study of the impact of two major earthquake scenarios—one striking near British Columbia and the other in the Ontario/Quebec region. Stay tuned next month to read about AIR’s updated model.

  did you know

Did You Know...
That fifty years ago this month, the M9.2 Great Alaskan Earthquake produced one of the largest tsunamis ever recorded? Learn more.

In Focus Is Live!
AIR recently launched a new blog that shares our latest insights into natural catastrophes, catastrophe modeling, and risk management. Read about Non-Modeled Risk in Cat Bonds, Who Will Pay for the Next Great California Earthquake, the Market for Private Flood Insurance, and much more. Subscribe today!

Live from SIFMA caught up with AIR SVP Rob Newbold to talk about the expansion of the insurance-linked securities market into new lines of business. Watch the interview.

Upcoming AIR Events
We’re bringing several exciting events to you in the coming weeks:
March 27: Register today for a webinar on the latest enhancements to the AIR U.S. severe thunderstorm model
April 9: Join a panel of industry experts for an A.M. Best webinar on managing flood risk
May 13–15: Come to Scottsdale for the AIR Envision 2014 conference. Early Bird discount ends on March 31!

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