Canadian Underwriter magazine and AIR Worldwide have partnered to offer a webinar on seismic risk in Canada
Scientists, industry leaders, and regulators agree: it’s not a matter of IF a large earthquake will strike a major Canadian metropolitan area, it’s a matter of WHEN. Large losses from such an event would test the resiliency of residents, businesses, insurance companies, and the government.
AIR Worldwide, a leading catastrophe modeling firm, has played a key role in shaping the conversation currently taking place among the key stakeholders of the insurance industry and government about the industry’s financial readiness for a major earthquake event.
Join us on Thursday, January 23rd at 1:30pm EST to learn more about AIR’s view of seismic risk in Canada as well as the role catastrophe models play in compliance with OSFI Guideline B-9.
To register for the free webinar, participants can visit: http://bit.ly/CanadaEarthquakeRiskWebinar
*Webinar will be archived post-event for on-demand viewing by registrants*
About the Webinar Presenters:
Jayanta Guin, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Research and Modeling
Dr. Jayanta “Jay” Guin is Senior Vice President responsible for directing the AIR research program and strategic management of the AIR Research and Modeling group. Under his leadership the group has developed a global suite of catastrophe models and continues to enhance modeling techniques. Jay also provides strategic input into AIR’s product development and consulting work for modeling insurance linked securities. He has over 15 years of experience in probabilistic risk analysis for natural catastrophes worldwide. Jay is well recognized in the insurance industry for his expertise and deep understanding of the financial risk represented by natural perils. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University in India. He earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the State University (SUNY) of New York, Buffalo, with a specialization in dynamic soil-structure interaction and computational mechanics.
David Lalonde, FCAS, FCIA, MAAA, Senior Vice President
David Lalonde is Senior Vice President in the Consulting and Client Services group, the members of which work one-on-one with clients to help them understand their risk profile and identify where and how catastrophe loss information can best be used in decision-making. David has a wealth of experience in the securitization of insurance risk and the use of dynamic financial analysis models for pricing, reserving, and corporate planning. He leads AIR’s Capital Markets initiatives and manages the Decision Analytics, Reinsurer Client Services, and Regulation and Rating Agency teams. He has appeared as an expert witness in rate arbitration hearings and has provided catastrophe modeling expertise on due diligence teams. Prior to joining AIR, Davidwas a Director at Coopers & Lybrand. David is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He received his B.Math. (Honours) in Actuarial Science with Statistics from the University of Waterloo.
About AIR Worldwide:
AIR Worldwide (AIR) is the scientific leader and most respected provider of risk modeling software and consulting services. AIR founded the catastrophe modeling industry in 1987 and today models the risk from natural catastrophes and terrorism in more than 90 countries. More than 400 insurance, reinsurance, financial, corporate, and government clients rely on AIR software and services for catastrophe risk management, insurance-linked securities, detailed site-specific wind and seismic engineering analyses, and agricultural risk management. AIR is a member of the Verisk Insurance Solutions group at Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) and is headquartered in Boston with additional offices in North America, Europe, and Asia.