Webinar – 2011 Natural Catastrophe Review

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2011 Natural Catastrophe Year in Review Webinar

4 January 2012

Running time: 86 minutes

About this event

Accumulation of very severe natural catastrophes make 2011 the highest-ever loss year on record.

Munich Re and the Insurance Information Institute jointly present an overview of natural catastrophe activity for 2011.

Webinar topics:

  • Overview of U.S. natural catastrophe activity including an update on “local” severe-weather events and their impact on insured losses
  • Overview of global catastrophe activity including major global events and a comparison of first half activity with prior years
  • Economic implications of U.S. natural catastrophes for 2011
  • Impacts of high catastrophe losses on underwriting performance and profitability in 2011 and historically
  • Impacts on high catastrophe losses on capacity/capital in the U.S. P/C insurance industry as well as in the global property catastrophe reinsurance markets
  • A review of record Federal Disaster Declaration activity in 2011 and historically


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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Terese Rosenthal, U.S. Spokesperson
Phone: +1 609 243-4339

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