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Miami, FL - May 14, 2019  The (re)insurance industry is experiencing a critical evolution triggered by huge competitive pressures, rising expense ratios, and a constantly evolving risk landscape. Today at Exceedance 2019, RMS, the leading global risk modeling and analytics firm, announced the launch of RMS Risk Intelligence™, an open and flexible platform built to enable better risk management and support profitable risk selection. RMS is sunsetting the RMS(one) platform.

Risk Intelligence has a number of great benefits:

- Advanced Risk Model Execution Services combining RMS core RiskLink models as well as RMS HD models

- Risk Data Lake, a repository that can securely unify rich RMS data with your data and third-party data

- Powerful analytics with modular REST APIs that can help you to integrate RI into your in-house or other third-party applications

- Intuitive applications that can deliver risk insights directly to the enterprise users such as risk analysts, primary or treaty underwriters or portfolio and exposure managers.

Karen White, chief executive officer at RMS said: “We understand that the success of our clients requires building a more evolved strategic risk platform that can truly address vital business needs beyond what was previously possible. We are introducing RMS Risk Intelligence, an open, modular, future-proof platform for the evolving risk market. RMS Risk Intelligence leverages customer data, industry data and third-party data to deliver detailed and precise insights combined with unified model execution. It is the only way to give clients the scale, flexibility, extensibility, business value and performance needed to take on the future of risk.”

In today’s marketplace, the difference between profitability and insolvency is having the right risk insights. RMS Risk Intelligence utilizes big data through the unified Risk Data Lake that contains RMS risk models and rich data layers to enable more advanced analytics and greater flexibility. Because RMS Risk Intelligence utilizes the Risk Data Lake, as opposed to a data warehouse, any raw data is now highly accessible, flexible, dynamic and always up-to-date. The Risk Data Lake that powers Risk Intelligence, can be leveraged for rich analytics and combine enterprise data such as claims and policies, and third-party data with RMS risk data layers such as property attributes, hazard and cost details all under one unified platform.

RMS Risk Intelligence supports intuitive risk applications, through the APIs and directly through SQL. Currently Risk Modeler v1.11, the new RMS U.S. Inland Flood HD Model and RiskLink Version 18 models, live on Risk Intelligence. Forthcoming risk applications, such as SiteIQ™ and ExposureIQ, HD and Risk Link models, will also be released on Risk Intelligence.

New platform, new apps

SiteIQ™, announced at Exceedance 2019, is a risk application that synthesizes complex risk data, including interactive maps, for a single location, allowing underwriters and coverholders to immediately gain a deeper understanding of property risk. General Availability will be in June 2019.

Location Intelligence API and ExposureIQ are additional forthcoming products that also utilize Risk Intelligence, with General Availability for Location Intelligence API in June 2019 and ExposureIQ in September 2019.

Cihan Biyikoglu, executive vice president, RMS, said: “RMS intends to continually deliver the best models and user experience for all our clients. RMS Risk Intelligence accesses our Risk Data Lake to allow an extensible, interoperable and modular approach. Apps such as the forthcoming Site IQ and ExposureIQ, as well as REST APIs demonstrate our commitment to fully address the issues our clients are facing today.”

White concluded: “RMS Risk Intelligence is a robust, practical long-term solution to meet the client needs of today and the risk demands of the future. This modern platform delivers unified model execution, utilizing our Risk Data Lake and risk analytics. The needs of our clients have been evolving and with Risk Intelligence we are directly addressing the multiple needs of this new risk landscape.”

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Newark, CA – July 30, 2020 – RMS, the world’s leading catastrophe risk solutions company, estimates that the U.S. insurance losses from Hurricane Hanna will not exceed USD $400 million. This estimate represents insured losses associated with wind and storm surge, including losses to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). “Wind and storm surge-driven losses for Hanna are expected to be consistent with losses projected by RMS’ HWind forecast product suite prior to landfall. The storm made landfall in southern Texas as a Category 1 hurricane with stronger winds than expected. However, the impacted region is an area with low industry exposure,” said Jeff Waters, senior product manager, RMS North Atlantic Hurricane Models.  This estimate includes property damage and business interruption from wind and storm surge-driven coastal flooding to residential, commercial, industrial, and automobile lines of business. The estimate also includes wind-driven damage to offshore platforms in the western Gulf of Mexico; however, offshore platform loss constitutes a small fraction of the overall insured loss. Storm surge losses reflect the impact of coverage leakage, an escalation in claims severity for wind-only policies in instances where wind and water hazards co-exist in residential lines of business. Losses associated with inland flooding are expected to be negligible because the storm maintained its forward motion after landfall and only caused high rainfall totals in isolated areas. RMS expects losses to the NFIP to represent approximately USD $100 million or less of the total insured loss estimate. Texas has the second highest number of NFIP policies-in-force in the U.S., many of which are located in coastal areas impacted by storm surge from Hanna.  Hurricane Hanna was the eighth named storm of the 2020 North Atlantic hurricane season and the earliest eighth named storm on record. It made landfall on Saturday, July 25, 2020 on Padre Island, Texas as a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (150 km/hr). Hanna maintained this intensity and made a second landfall shortly after in Kenedy County. For this loss estimate, wind and storm surge impacts were simulated using version 18.1 RMS North Atlantic Hurricane Models, and RMS ensemble footprints, which are hazard reconstructions of Hanna’s wind field and storm surge. END The technology and data used in providing this Information is based on the scientific data, mathematical and empirical models, and encoded experience of scientists and specialists. As with any model of physical systems, particularly those with low frequencies of occurrence and potentially high severity outcomes, the actual losses from catastrophic events may differ from the results of simulation analyses. RMS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, OBLIGATIONS AND LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY DECISIONS OR ADVICE MADE OR GIVEN AS A RESULT OF THE INFORMATION OR USE THEREOF, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL RMS (OR ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARY, OR OTHER AFFILIATED COMPANIES) BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WITH RESPECT TO ANY DECISIONS OR ADVICE MADE OR GIVEN AS A RESULT OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS INFORMATION OR USE THEREOF.…

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About RMS

Risk Management Solutions, Inc. (RMS) helps insurers, financial markets, corporations, and public agencies evaluate and manage global risk from natural and man-made catastrophes, including hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, climate change, cyber, and pandemics.

RMS leads the catastrophe risk industry that we helped to pioneer by marrying data and advanced model science with leading-edge SaaS technology. Leaders across multiple industries can address the risks of tomorrow with RMS Risk Intelligence™ (RI), our open, unified cloud platform for global risk, enabling them to tap into RMS HD models, rich data layers, intuitive applications, and APIs.

Further supporting the industry's transition to modern risk management, RMS spearheaded the Risk Data Open Standard (RDOS), a new modern open standard data schema designed to be an extensible, flexible, and future-proof asset within modeling/analysis systems.

RMS is a trusted solutions partner enabling effective risk management for better business decision making across risk identification and selection, mitigation, underwriting, and portfolio management.

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