Seminars & webinars
16 September, 2010

An Introduction to Catastrophe Modeling - Applications for the Insurance Industry

Where: Venice

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
Island of San Giorgio Maggiore
30124 Venice

How to reach: Google map
Event's Timetable:

h. 12.00 Seminar
h. 13.00 Light Lunch


Seminars Office,


Alessandro Bonazzi, Senior Catastrophe Modeler, Risk Management Solutions


Catastrophe models are used by the insurance industry to underwrite low frequency / large consequences risks. The underlying structure of loss correlation of natural catastrophes makes traditional actuarial methods for pricing and capital allocation ineffective. Catastrophe models are built around a hazard module that explicitly solves the primary correlation structure of the events.

The presentation explores the basic analytical framework in which catastrophe models are designed and illustrates the effect of the inherent hazard correlation structure on the estimation of aggregate loss.
Finally few conclusive remarks are made on the importance that catastrophe models may have in implementing new ways to finance natural risk in developing countries.

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