|the international society of CATASTROPHE managers|
On 31st May over 100 cat modelling / exposure management professionals came together for a networking event in London. The venue was the Slug and Lettuce on St Mary Axe, opposite the world famous ‘Gherkin’ at the heart of the global insurance industry.
Amongst those in attendance were personnel from underwriters, brokers, reinsurers, vendor modellers, investment funds, regulators and the Lloyd’s market. Those present ranged from experienced individuals, to new market entrants enjoying their first opportunity to get to know colleagues in the wider insurance market. Brian Owens - a current ISCM Board Member from RMS. was present to join in the discussion.
Discussion topics were diverse, from conference debriefs to the upcoming Hurricane season, new cat models releases, emerging risks and even the return period of an England victory at the 2018 football World Cup (history suggests a 1/20, with tournaments held every 4 years we could see an England victory this century).
The event was sponsored by the ISCM alongside Ariel Re, Neon UW, Sirius IMA and Lloyd’s, and it was made possible by the organisational efforts of Giovanni Maccioni, David Ryan and Natalie Van Eck.
Everyone agreed that an event of this type was long overdue in London, arguably the city with the largest community of catastrophe modellers in the world. We intend not to wait so long for the next get together, with plans underway to hold another informal event in London at the end of September.
- N. Van Eck / D Ryan / G. Maccioni