Guy Carpenter Licenses Full Suite of Karen Clark & Company Catatastrophe Models

Boston, MA—February 24, 2020

Karen Clark & Company (KCC) today announced that Guy Carpenter & Company has licensed the full suite of KCC catastrophe models and risk management applications. Guy Carpenter is the first intermediary to obtain access to RiskInsight® and its unique risk metrics and capabilities.

“Over the past several years, KCC has partnered with market leading (re)insurers who have informed our advanced modeling technology, and we’re looking forward to this new partnership with Guy Carpenter and the potential it brings to their extensive global client base,” said Karen Clark, KCC CEO. “Guy Carpenter is a market leader with an impressive team of catastrophe modeling experts who will be able to fully leverage the KCC models and applications to their clients’ advantage.”

“Our partnership with KCC represents a meaningful step change in giving our clients choice as they consider and embrace a different future,” said Rob Bentley, CEO, Guy Carpenter Strategic Advisory. “KCC’s innovative, contemporary suite of natural peril models, software, visualizations and scientific approaches will enable our clients to confidently make important and transparent business decisions across a breadth of underwriting, portfolio management, and risk transfer use cases.”

“The KCC models are based on advanced science and engineering knowledge,” continued Clark. “The science has been implemented in a way to provide greater insight into large loss potential and to answer questions, such as where an insurer can have surprise and potentially outsized losses relative to competitors and how to drive complex portfolios to desired returns while staying within risk tolerances. These are questions of particular importance to insurance company CEOs and boards.”

“KCC has demonstrated commitment to innovation, accuracy, transparency, and client centricity,” said Bentley. “We found that the representation of natural hazards has been thoughtfully implemented, reflecting consistent high-resolution spatial coverage, and that model event sets are comprehensive across perils and geographies.”

“KCC models capture all claims caused by natural hazards and not just those defined as catastrophes,” said Glen Daraskevich, SVP KCC. “This is particularly important for the higher frequency perils such as severe convective storms and wildfires, which while they may not threaten an insurer’s solvency, can eat away at earnings year after year. Insurers want to make sure they fully understand and have the tools to manage the potential for the aggregation of small claims as well as large loss potential.”

Bentley added, “The KCC models are open and transparent so our professional teams can more efficiently validate the models. Further, with the RiskInsight platform, Guy Carpenter has the ability to build and benchmark client portfolios, develop proprietary custom models and more deeply analyze risk using KCC’s modeling approaches. These capabilities allow us to accelerate innovation and deliver more granular insight to clients.”

“KCC and Guy Carpenter share the view that the (re)insurance industry is ready for a paradigm shift in the current approach to catastrophe modeling,” said Peter Hearn, Guy Carpenter President and CEO. “This new partnership provides the platform from which we can now expedite the inevitable and desirable changes in the catastrophe modeling industry.”

“Guy Carpenter shares our vision of more accurate models and more efficient modeling processes through transparency and openness, along with the value of more modern technology and insightful new risk metrics,” said Clark. “They are a great partner for us in delivering new capabilities and advanced models to the marketplace.”

About Karen Clark & Company

Karen Clark & Company (KCC) provides advanced models, innovative software, and comprehensive consulting services for deeper insight into catastrophe risk. KCC professionals are globally recognized experts in catastrophe modeling and risk management who work with (re)insurance company executives to enhance business strategies, competitive advantage and financial results. KCC catastrophe models currently cover tropical cyclones, extra-tropical cyclones, severe convective storms, floods, and earthquakes in over 20 countries. For more information, please visit