Earthquakes & Analytics: A Canadian Perspective (Vancouver)

PROedge Seminar

BCIT Downtown, Room 282/284, 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3H6 [Map]
Date and Time: February 24, 2016 8:45am - 12pm PST

Earthquake! The threat of the big one is part of living on the west coast. From the regulations put in place by OSFI/FICOM to the increasing role of earthquake vendor models, there is lots to take in. How do these regulations and models impact your underwriting and reinsurance experiences? What can we expect in the coming years? Join our experts from Aon Benfield for as they answer these questions and more.


  • Canada's regulatory requirements 
  • Modeling and the implications for underwriting 
  • Aon Benfield's 2015 model evaluation 
  • Canada's data completeness and the impact on reinsurance limits 


Paul Cutbush, BA, CIP, Senior Vice President - Analytics, Catastrophe Management, Aon Benfield, joined Aon Benfield Analytics in 2012 as Head of Catastrophe Management for Canada and the Caribbean, leading Canada’s largest team of catastrophe analysts. In addition to over 20 years of underwriting experience, Paul is the previous chair of the Reinsurance Research Council’s Underwriting Research Committee, a member of The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction’s Earthquake Subcommittee and Insurance Advisory Committee, the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s Flood Technical Advisory Group and regularly shares his reinsurance expertise with professional associations.

Dennis Chua, Assistant Vice President - Analytics, Catastrophe Management, Aon Benfield, is one of the founding members of the Aon Benfield Analytics team in Toronto and is responsible for the day to day modeling requirements for many Canadian and Caribbean clients. With over 15 years’ experience in Catastrophe Risk Modeling and 20 years in Reinsurance Placement, Dennis works closely with clients towards data optimization and portfolio transparency, while minimizing volatile data assumptions. With the recent earthquake activity around the world and modeling vendors model changes, Dennis has been asked to speak at various risk management symposiums including the A.A.I.A.R.D in Ottawa, Canadian Insurance Actuaries in British Columbia as a session speaker on earthquake models, the Insurance Institute in British Columbia for the topic of the inherent uncertainties that surround risk analysis and most recently in 2015 at the Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering.

Number of Continuing Education Credits: 3 Technical

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 22

If you have any questions or want to register a group, please contact Winnie Hon at 604.681.5491 ext.21 | 1.888.681.5491

Cancellation Policy: No Refunds. Participant substitutions accepted 48 hours prior to seminar (substitute must be current member). IIBC reserves the right to cancel the seminar due to unforeseen circumstances. Should this occur, registration fees will be refunded.

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