According to Swiss Re the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake was a "milestone in insurance history" Helen Yates asks some leading industry figures what we have learned on the 100th anniversary of this catastrophe.
There is a new post-Katrina understanding of catastrophe exposure and retro prices are bound to seem severe as a result, explains Andrew Elliott
An initial confidence that rates would increase post-Katrina is dwindling in some quarters, but not in others Lindsey Rogerson asks why.
Helen Yates lists the top stories of 2005
Almost as soon as the initial losses from Hurricane Katrina were reported many reinsurers had the wheels in motion for capital raising initiatives Helen Yates looks at how successful they were.
Unlike earlier natural catastrophes, business interruption losses are going to be a major part of the total loss from Hurricane Katrina, warns Ling Ong.
Despite recording significant losses following this year's intense hurricane season, PartnerRe remains confident in its business plan, says Nigel Allen
Following this year's catastrophic hurricane season is it really a case of good times ahead in the London market, or is this just optimistic posturing? asks Lindsey Rogerson
While estimated losses still vary, most now concede that Katrina was a market-changing event with market-changing consequences, says Lindsey Rogerson
Global Reinsurance in conjunction with Ultimate Risk Solutions conducted the "Race to Renewals" survey at the Rendez-Vous de Septembre
Following another intense hurricane season, should catastrophe models be factoring in global warming?
The devastation wracked by Hurricane Katrina has set a new precedent Nigel Allen looks at the potential impact on this year's balance sheets and what it means for the future of catastrophe modelling.
The aftermath of Katrina and Rita has been filled with figures as the world tries to quantify one of the biggest natural catastrophes ever recorded
Political pressure on insurers to settle Katrina claims without dispute, and the likely objections from reinsurers if they do, spell tough times ahead, warn Gavin Coull and Peter Hodgins
Katrina will have a lasting and dramatic effect on the industry and the way reinsurance is purchased, say Ron Whyte and Julian Samengo-Turner
The many areas for dispute in the wake of Hurricane Katrina could mean years of litigation ahead, warns Ronald Gift Mullins
What lessons have been learned after Ivan? asks Matthew Vitoria
Dr Steve Smith explores the climatic factors affecting hurricane activity and landfalls
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