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.


  newsletter Volume 15 Issue 3


Quarterly Newsletter

Volume 15, Issue 3, March 2016

In this issue:

  • Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Risk Frontiers' suite of Catastrophe Loss Models

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Risk Frontiers' suite of Catastrophe Loss Models

Risk Frontiers' NAT CAT models combine the science of natural perils together with building vulnerabilities, insured values and their spatial distribution, in order to estimate the insurance risk from natural perils.

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  Taiwan earthquake

Taiwan Earthquake Update

This article by Paul Somerville was published in APF Magazine, Issue 57 - April 2016.

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  CSIRO report

Sheltering practices during bushfire

Katherine Haynes contributed to this CSIRO report on Sheltering practices during bushfire for Emergency Management Victoria Natural Disaster Resilience Grant Scheme.

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