Lucia Bevere Senior Catastrophe Data Analyst, Swiss Re Institute

Lucia Bevere is the author of the annual sigma on natural catastrophes and man-made disasters. She has published eight sigma studies since 2005. In addition, she is responsible for the sigma catastrophe database, the only internationally available commercial catastrophe database to record natural catastrophes and man-made disasters.

She is member of the Working Group on Human and Economic Impact Characterization at the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters-CRED of the Université Catholique de Louvain.

Lucia holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Università Bocconi – Milan, Italy.

Experience
  • 2000 – 2022 Senior catastrophe data analystSenior catastrophe data analyst, Swiss Re
  • 2012 – 2015 Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme
  • IRDR Disaster Loss Data (DATA) Project Working Group
  • 1988 – 1997   Explorer Marketing Research

The Disaster Loss Data (DATA) project, under the umbrella of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme, brings together stakeholders from different disciplines and sectors to study issues related to the collection, storage, and dissemination of disaster loss data.

The aim is to establish an overall framework for disaster loss data for all providers, to establish nodes and networks for databases, and to conduct sensitivity testing among databases to ensure some level of comparability.

Latest reviews by Lucia Bevere
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2023 Insurance Resilience Index & Global Protection Gap
Insurance resilience indices measure how insurance contributes to maintaining financial stability. Global protection gap measured at $1.8 trln
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Re/Insurance Underwriting Results. Drivers of Natural Catastrophe Loss Growth
Property reinsurance rates rose significantly at the January 2023 renewals. The losses from Hurricane Ian last year were a contributory factor
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Natural Catastrophes Drivers. 6 Main Lessons for Insurance Industry
The natural disasters demonstrate that economic factors, in the last two years augmented by inflation, are the main driver of elevated insured losses from natural catastrophes
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Global Insured Losses from Natural Catastrophes Perspective
Natural disasters resulted in global economic losses of USD 275 billion, of which USD 125 billion were covered by insurance, the fourth highest one-year total
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Global Insured & Economic Losses from Natural Catastrophes Outlook
Natural disasters resulted in global economic losses of USD 275 billion, of which USD 125 billion were covered by insurance
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Role for Re/Insurers in Building Flood Resilience & Close Insurance Protection Gap
Today risk assessors use a wide set of tools ranging from sophisticated flood hazard maps to fully probabilistic risk models, but more can be done
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Global Insurance resilience recovered. Swiss Re Index
Global insurance resilience recovered, primarily due to strong improvement in health resilience, which natural catastrophe