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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Bas Jonkman

Risk Frontiers is hosting a special presentation by

Bas Jonkman from Delft Technical University

titled "Recent developments in flood risk assessment"

To be held on 18th May, 2015 in the Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Australian Hearing Hub, 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University

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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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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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  AIR March 2015

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