November 2-3 2017
Florida Chamber of Commerce 2017 Insurance Summit
Karen Clark will participate on a panel discussing how Hurricane Irma could have been worse and the implications for the Florida property insurance market.Learn More
Karen Clark will participate on a panel discussing how Hurricane Irma could have been worse and the implications for the Florida property insurance market.Learn More
Karen Clark presented Innovations in Risk Modeling: Gaining Deeper Insights into Catastrophe Losses Before, During, and After.Learn More
Dr. Nozar Kishi presented "Development of CE-based Earthquake and Typhoon Loss Models for Japan" at the 19th International Conference on Risk Assessment and Management. The presentation highlighted how this advanced methodology for modeling catastrophes provides important new information for risk management decision makers.Learn More
Dr. Babak Kamrani presented "The CE Method for Development of a Stochastic Earthquake Catalogue for Japan" at the 19th International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology. This methodology underlined the hazard component of the new KCC Japan earthquake model.Learn More
Dr. Nozar Kishi participated in the Catastrophe Insurance & Risk Management Summit 2017. The summit, which focused around case studies and lessons learned, served as a platform to bring Asian insurers and reinsurers to discuss data quality, compare and evaluate the use of catastrophe models, and understand the model results' impact on risk management. An important objective was to find ways to increase the insurance penetration and close the catastrophe protection gap in Asia.Learn More
Dr. Filmon Habte presented "An Event-based Typhoon Model for Japan" and "Hurricane Matthew Multi-hazard Damage Survey" at the 13th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering.Learn More
Executives and model developers from Karen Clark & Company participated in a number of sessions at the annual RAA Cat Risk Management conference.
When a hurricane is approaching the US coastline insurers must start preparing for the storm. While there is always uncertainty with respect to landfall location, intensity at landfall, and overland track direction, RiskInsight™ enables you to use the most up-to-date meteorological information for planning purposes days before landfall. In this CATLAB workshop, participants learned how to leverage the advanced features of WindfieldBuilder™ to obtain the most credible information on a hurricane's likely wind footprint over land along with reliable estimates of claims, ground up, and gross losses.
Dr. Nozar Kishi presented his paper, Japan Building Vulnerability Characteristics. The presentation addressed the unique characteristics of Japan building vulnerability from both earthquake and typhoon perspectives. It highlighted issues, such as the negative vulnerability correlation between regions prepared for typhoon versus earthquake, construction concentration and co-location of building inventory, and the resonance of 10 and 20 story building response with respect to soft soils in valleys and at 1-sec multiples of the ground motion.
Karen Clark presented, "Building bespoke catastrophe models on the new open loss modeling platforms," on March 4. During the session, Ms. Clark addressed how insurers are customizing their catastrophe models on open loss modeling platforms and the additional risk metrics for managing exposure concentrations available on these platforms, as well as the pros and cons of running multiple models versus one open model.
Executives from Karen Clark & Company participated in a number of sessions at the annual RAA Cat Risk Management conference.
Karen Clark will present "The Rebirth of Catastrophe Models" at the 2015 Property Insurance Report National Conference. The session will explain the concept of bespoke catastrophe modeling and will equip insurers with the information needed to take more direct control of their risk.
Karen Clark will present "Managing the Increasing Risk of Natural Disaster" at an insurance regulators symposium sponsored by Locke Lord, the Insurance Regulator Education Foundation and Illinois State University's Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services.
Karen Clark discussed Characteristic Events (CE) and how the insurance industry can leverage the CE methodology to monitor exposure concentrations.
Karen Clark joined Jean-Jacques Henchoz for a conversation on "Adaptation to Extreme Events" at Insurance Europe's International Conference.
Karen Clark spoke on the panel "The Evolution of Catastrophe Models and the Regulatory Implications of Their Use" on April 30. The session examined how models are currently being used in rate filings to model wind losses and other exposures, including flood. Panelists also discussed models in the context of bi-peril ratings and what aspects of the rate filing should be open to the public.
Karen Clark presented at the Property and Casualty Insurance Committee Catastrophe Insurance Working Group session of the NAIC 2015 Spring National Meeting. Ms. Clark discussed developments in open platform technology, including RiskInsight®’s new US storm surge capabilities.
Karen Clark served as the keynote speaker at SIFMA’s IRLS Conference, Looking Ahead: The Future of the ILS Market.
Karen Clark participated in the panel, “Shaping the New Future of Natural Catastrophe Models with Open Platforms,” which explored the developments in open platform technology and how to leverage the platforms to create custom models fitted to needs of your business.
Glen Daraskevich will lead two sessions, "Customizing and Building Your Own Tropical Cyclone Models with RiskInsight®," and "Earthquake Modeling with RiskInsight®."
Karen Clark presented the program "New Open Loss Modeling Platforms" as part of the Commission's Flood Standards Development Committee Meeting, which convened to discuss the Meteorological/Hydrological Flood Standards.
Karen Clark participated in the panel, "Natural Disasters, From Global to Local," which will explore the potential impact of climate change and natural catastrophes on actuarial practice.
Karen Clark moderated the panel "Using Open Source and Open Platforms to Build Your Company's Own View of Catastrophe Risk" at the centennial celebration and annual meeting of the CAS.
Karen Clark delivered the keynote address, "Catastrophe Modeling: How It's Evolved and Where It’s Going," at the Ronald H. and Mary E. Simon Actuarial Science Lecture hosted by Michigan State University's College of Natural Science.
Karen Clark spoke at a panel discussion on risk modeling at this annual conference sponsored by Illinois State University’s Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services.
Karen Clark presented "How Fully Transparent Models and Open Platforms Benefit Insurers, Regulators, and Consumers" at the annual Fall Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Glen Daraskevich participated in the panel session "Managing Catastrophe Risks in the Wild West" on Tuesday, September 23 at 1:30pm.
Karen Clark presented a session entitled "Revolution in CAT Risk Management—Open source, open platform, multi-model—What Do the New Tools Mean for Insurers, Reinsurers, and Residual Markets?" at the PIPSO Plan Managers Conference.
Karen Clark presented, at a session entitled "The Expanding Role of the Actuary in Catastrophe Loss Estimation and Management." Ms. Clark discussed the risk management tools available today and how actuaries can help their companies evaluate and decide which tools can be best integrated for enhanced pricing, underwriting, risk management, and portfolio optimization processes.
In conjunction with the 2014 RAA Catastrophe Modeling Conference, Karen Clark & Company hosted meetings in the Hospitality Suite at the Loew’s Portofino Bay Hotel.
Monty McAlpine spoke on the evolution of catastrophe modeling and catastrophe risk management and discussed new tools and approaches that offer a more advanced level of catastrophe risk understanding.
Karen Clark delivered the keynote address to the conference, remarking on public-private partnerships in catastrophe risk.
Karen Clark participated in a panel titled "Thinking Outside the Black Box." Panelists discussed the tension between the limitations of models and insurers' reliance on them. Ms. Clark offered insight on more transparent and flexible alternative tools for risk managers, brokers and insurance companies.
Karen Clark spoke on a panel titled, "Big Weather: Have We Entered a New Era of Extreme Events?" Panelists discussed possible causes and the insurance industry's response to apparent changes in the frequency and severity of extreme weather events.
Karen Clark took part in a discussion titled, "Stepping Out of the Model: Estimating Tail Risk via Reverse Stress Testing, Characteristic Events, and Realistic Disaster Scenarios." She spoke to a group of reinsurance actuaries about her work on Characteristic Events, including the methodology, the application, and the benefits of this unique approach.
Karen Clark participated in a panel discussing, "Recollections of Hurricane Andrew – 20 Years Later." Ms. Clark developed the first catastrophe model, which gained widespread use after more accurately predicting insured losses following Hurricane Andrew.
Karen Clark took part in the panel session, "Think Outside the Black Box of Cat Modeling," and discussed the tension between the limitations of models and insurers' reliance on them, along with alternative tools for risk managers, brokers, and insurance companies that present more transparent and flexible analysis.
Glen Daraskevich discussed catastrophe risk management issues and innovative approaches for quantifying and managing risk as part of the regional Buckeye Actuarial Continuing Education meeting of the Casualty Actuarial Society.
Karen Clark participated in the Catastrophe Insurance Working Group meeting in which the draft National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) handbook for regulators and current catastrophe legislation and lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy were presented and discussed. She presented approaches for estimating catastrophe losses and the impacts of climate change.
Karen Clark took part in a discussion hosted by Swiss Re as part of the US Public Policy Dialogue series on the intersection of government, natural catastrophic events and climate change. The event explored how the private market could help the US government manage its exposure to natural catastrophe risks, especially those exacerbated by climate change, and included academics, technical experts and NGO representatives.
Karen Clark participated in a panel session titled "Before the Storm," which examined insurance issues related to homeowners insurance and hail damage, with emphasis on risk identification, coverages and rating, spread of risk, and encouragement of mitigation.
Karen Clark participated in a panel titled "The Expanding Role of the Actuary in Catastrophe Loss Estimation and Management," which examined actuaries’ use of catastrophe model loss estimates, alternative approaches for approximating losses, and how the role of the actuary in this field is likely to evolve in the future.
Glen Daraskevich participated in a panel session "Sensitivity Exercise: What if Scenarios," discussing drivers of volatility in catastrophe model results as well as new tools and approaches for managing catastrophe risk.
As part of the panel session "Winds of Change," Glen Daraskevich discussed the evolving role of models in catastrophe risk management including their development, predicting estimated losses and current challenges in the space.
Karen Clark delivered a presentation on effective catastrophe risk management at a three-day conference hosted by the Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.
Karen Clark took part in the panel session, "Catastrophe Management," and discussed new approaches and tools for catastrophe risk management in the United States and Canada.
Glen Daraskevich participated in a panel discussion on the appropriate role of catastrophe models in the underwriting and pricing process, and offered insights into the history, current use, and future trends in modeling.
Karen Clark participated in the panel session, "2011 Catastrophe Losses—Impact on Modeling and the Market," and discussed pricing, risk financing and the impact of model changes on the market.
Glen Daraskevitch participated on a panel titled, "The Uses and Misuses of Catastrophe Models," and discussed the function of models, how they have changed underwriting and pricing, and how risk managers may utilize their data.
Karen Clark discussed methods for "Building a Robust Framework for Managing Catastrophe Risk," including new approaches and tools to catastrophe risk management informed by, but not fully based on, traditional models.
Karen Clark delivered the keynote address regarding the use of catastrophe models and insurance preparedness in the State of Florida.
Karen Clark, the APIW 2001 Insurance Woman of the Year award recipient, delivered an address titled, "Beyond Catastrophe Modeling: The New Generation of Catastrophe Risk Management," that discussed new approaches and tools to catastrophe risk management informed by, but not fully based on, traditional models.
Karen Clark participated in the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society’s Philadelphia symposium analyzing challenges and opportunities in the year ahead for the reinsurance industry.
Karen Clark participated with industry leaders on a panel sharing perspectives on risk management within the ratings process.
Karen Clark participated in the 2012 Executive Roundtable, hosted by the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America. Ms. Clark discussed catastrophe risk management in a panel titled, "The Convergence of Change—Is this the Tipping Point?"
Karen Clark spoke to the Club’s monthly meeting on RMS model updates and their effects on the insurance industry.
Karen Clark participated on a panel entitled, “From Catastrophes to Reinsurance” at the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance’s annual symposium, discussing the role of catastrophe models and its integration into state and federal emergency management.
Karen Clark spoke to the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society on the state of and future prospects for catastrophe modeling.
Karen Clark delivered a presentation to the III Communications Committee discussing the communication of strategic catastrophe risk.
Karen Clark participated in the Property and Casualty Insurance Committee’s Catastrophe Insurance Working Group.
Karen Clark delivered a presentation titled Catastrophe Risk Modeling and Management to the Boston meeting of the M200.
Karen Clark participated in the Catastrophe Risk Modeling Educational Session at the Annual Meeting of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.
Karen Clark delivered the opening address on the state of catastrophe modeling in a seminar hosted by the International Underwriting Association.
Karen Clark participated in the 2011 Catastrophe Models session, leading the discussion on how models have 'misjudged' actual hurricane loss and how companies may be misled by managing or attempting to optimize a portfolio, from a specific version of the cat models.
Karen Clark delivered a presentation titled, "Cat Management – An Alternative Proposal" to the Intermediaries and Reinsurance Underwriters Association.
Glen Daraskevich delivered a presentation titled, "Responding to Catastrophic Events - Challenges and Opportunities." The session addressed challenges in executing efficient and cost effective responses to natural catastrophes and adjusting claims from large and widespread events. It provided an overview of catastrophe models, their uses, and strengths and weaknesses as tools in managing claims response.
Glen Daraskevich delivered a presentation entitled, "New Executive Briefing on Hurricane Models." The session explored key challenges in managing cat risk and addressed common questions such as which models to use, how best to use them and how companies can incorporate other credible information into decision-making and business strategy.
Karen Clark delivered a presentation entitled "Understanding CAT Models" that discussed the effects of models on renewals, ratings and the cost of reinsurance.
Karen Clark delivered a presentation titled, "Catastrophe Risk Management: Challenges and Opportunities." This session addressed key challenges in managing cat risk, including issues in measuring, modeling and monitoring. It answered questions such as which models to use, how best to use them and how actuaries can incorporate other credible information into decision-making and business strategy.
Karen Clark participated in the Working Group Public Hearing on Catastrophe Modeling and discussed types of models available and differences between short- and long-term horizons.
Karen Clark spoke on key challenges in managing cat risk, including measuring, modeling and monitoring the risk, at this annual event sponsored by National Underwriter.
Karen Clark participated on a panel entitled, "Storm Brewing in Hurricane Loss Estimation Models," that explored the limitations of catastrophe models as well as how best to use them given model uncertainty.
Karen Clark spoke on catastrophe modeling and climate change at this annual seminar sponsored by Euromoney.
Karen Clark discussed catastrophe risk management issues at this annual conference sponsored by Macquarie Capital Inc. May 27, 2010
Karen Clark spoke on managing catastrophe risk in Puerto Rico at this forum sponsored by the Puerto Rico Society of Certified Public Accountants.
John Tierney spoke at a session regarding property catastrophe risk management and its implications for enterprise risk management, at this eighth annual event exploring current ERM topics.
John Tierney provided a comprehensive overview of best practices in modeling, pricing and underwriting catastrophe exposure at this conference sponsored by the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.
Karen Clark spoke on "Multiple Model Approaches – Strengths and Weaknesses," at this Reinsurance Association of America annual conference.
Glen Daraskevich spoke about establishing standards for information quality and transparency in catastrophe bond transactions at the 7th annual Insurance Linked Securities Summit.
Karen Clark participated in a panel discussion titled "Climate Change – An Emerging Issue for Insurance Companies", at this conference of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.
Glen Daraskevich presented on the topics of modeling and risk assessment at the Insurance Consumer Affairs Exchange (ICAE).
Glen Daraskevich discussed “Shifts in Earthquake Modeling” at this fifth annual conference sponsored by Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller.
Karen Clark discussed "The Art & Science of Cat Modeling" at the Intermediaries & Reinsurance Underwriters Association (IRU) Fall Conference.
Karen Clark & Company and the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance of Puerto Rico co-hosted a catastrophe risk management seminar to address hurricane and earthquake risk management issues confronting the Puerto Rico insurance market.
At the annual spring/summer meeting of the Southwest Actuarial Forum (SWAF), Glen Daraskevich offered insights into catastrophe risk management best practices.
Karen Clark gave Stanford University's 2009 Shah Family Distinguished Lecture, an annual address on catastrophe risk assessment and mitigation.
Glen Daraskevich gave insight into the catastrophe modeling process in his presentation “Thinking Outside the Black Box” at the Casualty Actuarial Society of New England (CANE).
As a panelist at A.M. Best’s Review & Preview Conference, Karen Clark will take part in a discussion on the importance of data integrity in catastrophe model output, the performance of the models in recent natural catastrophes, and the need for analytical judgment in interpreting model results.
At The Reinsurance Association of America’s Cat Modeling 2009 Conference, Karen Clark will participate in a panel debate titled "Should Models Be Subject to Regulatory Review?"
Short-term hurricane frequency modeling was considered at this meeting of the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology, where Glen Daraskevich presented on the results of Karen Clark & Company report, "Near Term Hurricane Models – How Have They Performed?"
Senior Vice President Glen Daraskevich led a presentation and Q&A discussion on "The Current State of Catastrophe Models" at this annual meeting of the Society of Insurance Financial Management (SIFM).
Karen Clark presented at Standard & Poor’s and PricewaterhouseCoopers’ third annual Bermuda Insurance Conference, where over 200 leaders in the re/insurance sector convened to discuss developments in the industry.
Karen Clark will led an educational seminar on catastrophe modeling and underwriting.
At the Southeastern Regulators Association (SERA) Conference, a regional forum for regulators and industry personnel, Karen Clark gave a presentation on modeling and risk assessment in the context of national catastrophe issues.
As part of the AM Best E-Fusion Conference, Senior Vice President Glen Daraskevich led a webinar on "Technology-based Underwriting" in which he discussed how GPS, cat models, and other underwriting technologies are impacting the industry.
Karen Clark participated in a panel discussion on “Modeling Perspectives” at Out of the Storm: Confronting America’s Catastrophic Risk Crisis.
At the 2008 Fox-Pitt Kelton Bermuda in Boston Conference, Senior Vice President Glen Daraskevich offered insights into the current issues concerning catastrophe exposure data quality in his presentation, "Wild World of Hurricane Exposure Modeling."
Senior Vice President Glen Daraskevich gave insight into the catastrophe modeling process in his presentation, “Thinking Outside the Black Box.”
Karen Clark was a featured speaker at the Northeast Hurricane Risk Mitigation Forum, where she led the discussion, “Major Hurricane Strikes New England: How Large Will the Impact Be?”
Karen Clark spoke on hurricane risk in the Northeastern U.S. at the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) regional meeting.
Karen Clark was the luncheon speaker at the Law & Regulations Committee Meeting of the American Insurance Association (AIA), a leading property-casualty insurance trade organization.
At the annual European Insurance Forum in Dublin, Karen Clark discussed the impact of global warming on catastrophes and the ability of models to address the issue in a panel discussion titled “Global Warming-Mitigation or Devastation?” She was also a participant in an interactive discussion forum on “Future Shock.”
Karen Clark moderated a panel of internationally recognized experts on “Assessing the Magnitude of Natural Perils Catastrophes” at the World Insurance Forum.
In her presentation titled "Sorting through the Noise: Statistics of the Hurricane Hazard," Karen Clark discussed historical and current hurricane risk and the financial consequences of its prospective future.
Karen Clark took part in a panel discussion titled “Operational Challenges and Political Fallout” at the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) Annual Meeting.