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While the insurance industry and investors have become comfortable with generally accepted risk and pricing models for property catastrophe risk, the prediction of catastrophic casualty claims has lagged behind that of property catastrophe risk.
However, when we look at the top 10 most costly insurance events over the last 40 years (Figure 2), this modelling lag is not because of an absence of major casualty catastrophes.
Hurricane Andrew was the catalyst that prompted the widespread adoption of natural catastrophe modelling by the re/insurance industry from the early 1990s onwards, as insurance companies realised that their reinsurance protection was often far from adequate.
Since then other major events such as the Northridge earthquake (1992), World Trade Center (2001), Thailand floods (2011) and the Japan earthquake (2011) have been the catalyst for increased sophistication in natural and man-made property catastrophe modelling and their use (Figure 1).