Webinar – 2012 Natural Catastrophe Review

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2012 Natural Catastrophe Year in Review Webinar

3 January 2013

Running time: 59 minutes

With Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath dominating the headlines in the 4th Quarter, it is easy to overlook the impact of other natural catastrophes in the US and globally during 2012. The year-in-review webinar examines wildfire, thunderstorm, tropical storm, earthquake and drought activity that caused considerable economic and insured losses around the world.

About this event

Munich Re and the Insurance Information Institute jointly present an overview of natural catastrophe activity for 2012.

Webinar topics:

  • Overview of US natural catastrophe activity including a review of hurricane, thunderstorm, flood, drought and wildfire activity, and an update on the impact of “local” severe-weather events.
  • Overview of global catastrophe activity including major global events and a comparison of activity with prior years.
  • Economic implications of US natural catastrophes for 2012.
  • Impacts of high catastrophe losses on underwriting performance and profitability of the US P/C insurance industry in 2012 and historically.

Presenters/Agenda

Carl G. Hedde.
US Catastrophe Update:
Carl G. Hedde, CPCU
Head of Risk Accumulation Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
Ernst Rauch.
Global Catastrophe Update:
Ernst Rauch
Head of Corporate Climate Center Munich Re
Robert P. Hartwig.
Economic Implications:
Robert P. Hartwig, CPCU
President & Economist, Insurance Information Institute

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The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) is a nonprofit, communications organization supported by the insurance industry. Its mission is to improve public understanding of insurance – what it does and how it works. For nearly 50 years, the I.I.I. has provided definitive insurance information. Today, the I.I.I. is recognized by the media, governments, regulatory organizations, universities and the public as a primary source of information, analysis and referral concerning insurance.


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