Risk Frontiers is an independent research centre sponsored by the insurance industry to aid better understanding and pricing of natural hazard risks in the Asia-Pacific region. It was founded in 1994 to service the specialized needs of its sponsors in the local insurance and international reinsurance markets.  Its aims were to:

  • undertake risk assessment and research into natural hazards,
  • develop databases of natural hazards and their impacts on communities and
    insured assets, and
  • develop loss models to improve the pricing of natural hazard catastrophe risks.

These activities remain the core business of Risk Frontiers today, although it now undertakes studies on a much wider range of risk-related problems and for a client base that extends well beyond the insurance sector. It is the preferred provider of research to the NSW State Emergency Service and works with various government agencies and a number of corporate and utility organisations on risk-related issues. .  Read more.

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Geoscience Letters

A post-Tohoku earthquake review of earthquake probabilities in the Southern Kanto District, Japan

by Paul Somerville

Published in Geoscience Letters
a SpringerOpen Journal

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Risk Frontiers' Quarterly Newsletter
Volume 14, Issue 2, November 2014

This Issue:

  • Pearls from the PerilAUS vault
  • What is driving the rising cost of natural disasters?
  • Under-recording of hazards: How often do volcanoes erupt?

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Modelling the Unimaginable: The risk of catastrophic volcanic eruption

This article by Dr Christina Magill was published in the August edition of Asia Insurance Review.

"Dr Christina Magill of Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University, looks at the potential catastrophe of a repeat volcanic eruption with the magnitude of the 1707 Hoei eruption from Mount Fuji. Because large eruptions have been infrequent, not enough attention has been paid to them and their potential devastating consequences."
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