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The 2019 WRN Seismic Risk Seminar


By Dr. Rosa Sobradelo | August 5, 2019

A recent seismic risk seminar in London showcased the latest science funded by the Willis Research Network (WRN) and how it is supporting reinsurance, capital and original risk underwriting decisions.

Last May, WRN Seismic Risk Seminar presented how Willis Re use cutting-edge earthquake science to inform their own view of risk, and how these insights can be used to support reinsurance, capital and risk underwriting decisions. To address these and many other questions we had a list of world-renowned experts on earthquake risk joining us from the risk management industry and academia. Dr Ross Stein (Temblor), Dr Marco Pagani (GEM), Dr Myrto Papaspiliou (Willis Re) and Dr Crescenzo Petrone (Willis Re), were amongst the speakers on the day. The event was well attended and received very positive feedback. As a result, we are now working on new areas of focus for the next phase of our global research projects, such as exploring 3D modelling of earthquake risk in other areas across the world. Our continued support of these projects allows us to continue delivering innovative, bespoke and well informed risk solutions across the main areas which form our core service offering to clients. See this follow up article for further details.

The 2019 WRN seismic risk seminar
The 2019 WRN seismic risk seminar


Dr. Rosa Sobradelo
Senior Research Manager

Rosa is a Senior Research Manager for the Willis Research Network where she manages the Earth Risk Hub. That is to say research activities in the areas of geological risks such as tsunami, volcanic and earthquake risk with leading academic partners around the world, matching them with business needs to derive tangible outputs to improve our client services. She also works on consultancy projects relating to volcanic hazard and risk. She is a statistician at heart, with a PhD in Applied Statistics and Operations Research from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya, an MSc in Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research from New York University, and a BSc in Business Administration from University of Santiago de Compostela, and has made a career out of risk building probabilistic models for Health, Finance and Catastrophe Risk.

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