Aon Benfield
Australian Reinsurance  Pool Corporation
Guy Carpenter
IAG Insurance
Suncorp Group
Swiss Re
Wesfarmers Insurance




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.

latest news

AIR article 2

Mapping flood-prone areas in South East Asia.

This article by Keping Chen was published in the April issue of Asia Insurance Review.

"Dr Keping Chen from the Macquarie University says innovative approaches are necessary for large-area flood mapping across the Asian region. He introduces three major-flood projects which Risk Frontiers at the university has developed".... read more

AIR ad

Risk Frontiers' advertisement in the March 2014 issue of Asia Insurance Review explained.

Aerial remote sensing and phototgrammetry using quadcopters
by Stuart Mead

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What is driving the rising cost of natural disasters?

by Prof. John McAneney and Dr Ryan Crompton

Published in MAPFRE RE's Trébol magazine

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December 2013

Newsletter Volume 13, Issue 3
December 2013

This Issue:

  • Blue Mountains bushfires
  • Communicating aftershock risk: roles for reassuring the public

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RMS Opens RMS(one) to Third-Party Catastrophe Modelers

Clients Offered a More Comprehensive Suite of Catastrophe Modeling Capabilities, with ERN, JBA Risk Management, and Risk Frontiers to be First Partners Delivering Models on New RMS(one) Platform.
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Statement of Dr. Roger Pielke, Jr. to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the United States Senate. Hearing on Climate Change: It's Happening Now. 18 July 2013. Click here to view

Coverage of Extreme Events in the IPCC AR5:


multi-peril workbench

Multi-Peril Workbench Version 2 now available for commercial licensing.

Risk Frontiers' Multi-Peril Workbench combines all Risk Frontiers' Australian loss models in a single easy-to-use package. For more information contact