Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. Webinar – 2013 Natural Catastrophe Year in Review

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2013 Natural Catastrophe Year in Review

7 January 2014

Munich Re and the Insurance Information Institute jointly present an overview of natural catastrophe activity for 2013.

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The 2013 Natural Catastrophe Year-in-Review webinar will provide a global overview of natural catastrophes for the full year, including tropical storms, winter storms, thunderstorms/tornados, floods, droughts, wildfires and earthquakes. A special focus will be on the fairly low hurricane activity in the US, compared with above-average typhoon activity on the other side of the globe, and the expectations for the next few years. We will also discuss the below-average tornado activity during 2013 and future expectations.


Webinar topics


  • Overview of US and global natural catastrophe activity in 2013.
  • Economic implications of natural catastrophes that occurred in 2013.
  • Impact of catastrophe losses on underwriting performance and profitability of the US P/C insurance industry.
  • The low hurricane activity in the US, compared with above-average typhoon activity in the Pacific, and expectations for the next few years.
  • The below-average tornado activity in 2013 and future expectations


Carl G. Hedde. US/Global Catastrophe Update
Carl G. Hedde, CPCU
Head of Risk Accumulation
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
Peter Höppe. Special Topic –  Special Topic: Hurricanes, Tornados and Typhoons
Peter Höppe
Head of Geo Risks Research/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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