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A Look Back at the 2014 Price Drop and What’s Ahead for the 2015 Crop Season

Articles | AIR Currents Article
March 19, 2015

In 2014, the market saw price drops for corn and soybeans following record-breaking yields. For the insurance industry, the conversation quickly turned to the importance of crop prices and the price risk that insurers and reinsurers face. In this article, we explain why the 2014 price drops generated far more concern than very similar drops in 2004 and 2008 did.
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An Enhanced View of Hurricane Wind and Storm Surge Risk in the U.S.

Articles | AIR Currents Article
January 29, 2015

In summer 2015, AIR is releasing several important enhancements to the U.S. hurricane model. This article provides an overview of the enhancements, and future articles will delve into some of the details.
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Managing Typhoon Risk in South Korea

Articles | AIR Currents Article
December 14, 2010

AIR recently added South Korea to its Northwest Pacific basinwide typhoon model. In this article, AIR researchers detail two large-loss scenarios.
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The Role of Wind Duration in Damage Estimation

Articles | AIR Currents Article
August 16, 2010

AIR Principal Engineer Dr. Vineet Jain looks at the evidence of the effects of wind duration on property damage, and explains how AIR models it.
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Modeling U.S. Hurricane Risk to Pleasure Boats

Articles | AIR Currents Article
September 20, 2012

The latest release of the AIR U.S. Hurricane model features the ability to estimate losses to the pleasure boat line of business. AIR Engineer Matt Maddalo describes AIR’s approach to modeling the vulnerability of these assets.
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Managing Wind Pool Risk with Portfolio Optimization

Articles | AIR Currents Article
June 18, 2012

Previous AIRCurrents articles explored AIR’s portfolio optimization solutions for reinsurers and insurers. This time, Matthew Holland discusses how insurers can use optimization to improve wind pool decision-making.
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Capturing Correlation in Agricultural Risk Models

Articles | AIR Currents Article
May 24, 2012

Dr. Gerhard Zuba details the significance of spatial correlation in a weather-based approach to agricultural modeling, and explains how AIR’s Agricultural Weather Index (AWI) technology explicitly captures the effects of spatially correlated weather events on modeled losses in China.
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Exploring the Impact of Vulnerability on Caribbean Tropical Cyclone Risk

Articles | AIR Currents Article
April 19, 2012

In this article, Dr. Apoorv Dabral and Matt Maddalo discuss the Caribbean’s diversity in building types, construction mixes, building codes, and building practices. In the AIR Tropical Cyclone Model for the Caribbean, the amalgamation of all these factors shapes an island or territory’s vulnerability—and tropical cyclone risk.
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2018: Japan’s Year of Catastrophes

Articles | AIR Currents Article
April 24, 2019

Beginning nearly one year ago, a devastating series of inland floods, typhoons, and earthquakes in Japan in 2018 tested the insurance industry’s resilience. This article explains the value of taking a holistic view of risk across perils and what role catastrophe models play in helping companies understand their aggregate loss potential.
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Typhoon Kathleen: Devastating Flooding from a Dying Storm

Articles | AIR Currents Article
August 23, 2017

September marks the 70th anniversary of Typhoon Kathleen, which struck the Kanto region of Japan as a dying typhoon that caused disastrous flooding. Kathleen remains one of Japan’s most devastating flood disasters, and other storms since have demonstrated the destructive potential of weak but wet typhoons, further underscoring the need for effective mitigation strategies.
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