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Welcome to CatIQ

Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) delivers detailed analytical and meteorological information on Canadian natural and man-made catastrophes. Through its online subscription-based application, CatIQ combines comprehensive insured loss and exposure indices, as well as other related information, to better serve the needs of the insurance / reinsurance industries, public sector and other stakeholders.

June 17, 2019 - PERILS ACQUIRES CATIQ

 

2018/2019 Advisory Committee Members

Joel Baker
President and CEO,
MSA Research Inc. and
CatIQ Inc.
Kim Court
Director,
Catastrophe Exposure Analysis,
Northbridge Financial Corporation
Paul Cutbush
SVP, Catastrophe Management,
Aon
Dipika Deol
Senior Treaty Underwriter (Property), VP,
Swiss Reinsurance Company Canada
Ryaz Mohamed
Director, Corporate Reinsurance,
Co-operators Group
Mazdak Moini
Vice President,
Commercial Lines and Reinsurance,
Aviva Canada
Glenn McGillivray
Managing Director,
ICLR
Matthew Pittana
Meteorologist,
CatIQ Inc.
Alison Porter
SVP, Head of Treaty,
SCOR Canada Reinsurance.
Chris Rol
Senior Policy Advisor,
IBC
Sean Russell
Managing Director,
Guy Carpenter & Company Ltd.
Alex J. Todd
Property and Special Risks Executive Canada,
AIG Canada
Laura Twidle
Managing Director,
CatIQ Inc.
Rebecca Wagner
Associate Director, Prediction Services Operations - Central Region, MSC, 
Environment and Climate Change Canada


Latest News & Press Releases
Monday, June 17, 2019 - PERILS Acquires CatIQ

PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organisation providing industry-wide catastrophe insurance data, has today announced that it has acquired Toronto-based Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ).

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Thursday, May 9, 2019 - CatIQ Issues Annual Update of Insurance Industry Exposure Database for Canada
Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) today released the annual update of its Canadian insurance Industry Exposure Database (IED), developed with the support of the Canadian P&C industry and in partnership with Zurich-based PERILS AG. The IED now contains 2018 year-end estimates of Canadian industry property sums insured. As in the 2017 and 2016 year-end datasets, the industry property sums insured are by: • Canada Post Forward Sortation Area (FSA) • Peril (windstorm, hail, fire, flood, sewer back-up, earthquake and volcanic eruption) • Line of business (personal, commercial, and motor hull) • Cover type (building, vehicle, contents, business interruption and additional living expense, where applicable) read more ...
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - More Than a 35% Increase in Attendance Year-Over-Year at The Canadian Catastrophe Conference, CatIQ
Toronto (February 7, 2019) – The fourth annual Canadian catastrophe conference, CatIQ Connect, was held over three days this week at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. More than 270 delegates attended the event, including catastrophe risk professionals and emergency managers from across Canada, the United States, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The number of participants at this event has increased by more than 35% year-over-year and signals the importance and relevance of catastrophe planning in Canada. read more ...
Monday, January 14, 2019 - Catastrophe Stakeholders Attend CatIQ Connect to Hear David Phillips
Toronto (January 14, 2019) – A total of 220 delegates have already registered to attend the fourth annual CatIQ Connect, taking place February 4-6 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The overall themes of CatIQ Connect are on catastrophe preparedness and resiliency, risk management tools, and helping stakeholder and policy makers work together for the greater good of all Canadians.  read more ...
Monday, October 15, 2018 - The Federation of Canadian Municipalities to Host the Workshop at CatIQ Connect on Feb 4
Toronto (October 15, 2018) - On the final day of summer, 6 tornadoes tore across eastern Ontario and western Quebec. Among the tornadoes was an EF3 which caused extensive damage and injuries from Kinburn, ON to Gatineau, QC. In addition, there was an EF2 that severely damaged a hydro station and many homes in Nepean, ON. Extreme weather can happen anytime and anywhere and, since over 80% of Canadians live in municipalities, major impacts can be felt when a disaster strikes in these populated areas.

CatIQ is thrilled to announce that the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) will host an interactive workshop at CatIQ Connect on February 4, 2019. This engaging workshop will provide ...  read more ...
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - FSA-Level Industry Loss Estimates Released for Fort McMurray Wildfire and May 2018 Southern Ontario
Toronto (August 23, 2018) – Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ)  today released its first insurance industry loss estimates at the level of Canada Post Forward Sortation Areas (FSAs), for the Fort McMurray Wildfire and the May 2018 Southern Ontario and Quebec Windstorm. Primary insurers participating with CatIQ’s Industry Exposure Database (IED) were surveyed to produce these estimates, 2 years after the wildfire and 90 days after the windstorm. Subscribers to CatIQ’s IED can now compare estimates of the insurance industry’s property exposure and loss by FSA for these events. read more ...
Monday, July 23, 2018 - Registration for the Fourth Annual Canadian Catastrophe (CAT) Conference Opens Today
CatIQ is pleased to announce that registration for its fourth annual Canadian catastrophe conference, CatIQ Connect, is now open. CatIQ Connect 2019 is being held February 4-6, 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. CatIQ Connect will kick off with a review of the events from 2018, which is sure to be interesting, given the weather activity in 2018 thus far. CatIQ Connect, formerly C4, is a content-driven conference designed to foster collaboration read more ...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - CatIQ Launches Insurance Industry Exposure Database for Canada, Developed in Partnership with PERILS
Toronto (June 27, 2018) – Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) marks a milestone today by launching Canada’s first ever insurance Industry Exposure Database (IED), developed with the support of the Canadian P&C industry and in partnership with Zurich-based PERILS AG. The IED contains 2016 and 2017 year-end estimates of Canadian industry property sums...  read more ...
Friday, April 20, 2018 - -
Toronto (April 20, 2018) – April marked the month that Canada exceeded 100 catastrophes over the span of a decade. The top four costliest events occurred in the latter half of the decade, all of which had eye-opening impacts on the Canadian insurance industry. Click below to read more about the top 5 costliest Canadian catastrophes since 2008.


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Monday, January 8, 2018 - Countdown to the 2018 Canadian Catastrophe Conference Jan 31-Feb 2, 2018 in Gatineau-Ottawa

Toronto (January 8, 2018)– There is no question that the frequency and severity of catastrophic events in Canada are on the rise. It is now increasingly common for Canadian annual insured losses from catastrophes to exceed CAN $1 billion.

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Monday, October 16, 2017 - CatIQ Announces Registration for Catastrophe Conference (C4 2018) Now Open!
With the help of the CatIQ′s Canadian Catastrophe Conference (C4) expert Senior Advisory Committee, CatIQ announced that registration is now open for C4 2018. The three day event will provide attendees with a content driven platform to foster collaboration before, during and after catastrophic events. read more ...
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - CatIQ Announces Agreement with Aon Impact Forecasting
CatIQ and Aon Impact Forecasting have entered into an agreement whereby Aon Impact Forecasting's Canadian flood footprints will be made available as a layer on CatIQ's CatHUB module for the benefit of CatIQ's users effective immediately.  read more ...
Friday, May 12, 2017 - CatIQ's Canadian Catastrophe Conference (C4 2018) Call for Topics
CatIQ's Canadian Catastrophe Conference (C4 2018) issues a call for topics to help shape the agenda for the third annual conference. Responses are being collected via an online survey. The aim of C4 is to facilitate content-driven discussions to help foster collaboration before, during and after catastrophic events.  read more ...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - PERILS Enters Strategic Alliance with CatIQ; Provides Industry Losses for Canada
Zurich, 1 Feb 2017 – PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organisation providing industry-wide catastrophe insurance data, has today announced that it has entered a strategic alliance with Toronto-based Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) to provide industry loss data for Canada via the PERILS Industry Loss Index Service. . read more ...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - CatIQ's Canadian Catastrophe Conference (C4 2017) Call for Topic Suggestions
Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) is pleased to announce that after a very successful inaugural conference in 2016, CatIQ’s Canadian Catastrophe Conference (C4) will be returning as an annual event. The goal of the conference remains the same, to bring together Industry, Academia, and all levels of Government to discuss natural and man-made catastrophes. read more ...
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - CatIQ Provides Insured Loss Estimates on Canadian Catastrophes Since 2008
Now available on CatIQ’s Platform (www.catiq.com), this release brings CatIQ’s detailed database to 69 catastrophic events (CATs) along with an additional 70 notable events (NEs) from Jan 1, 2008 to the present. Incurred losses relating to all events over the past eight years exceed C$11 billion, averaging C$1.4 billion per year (on a nominal basis). This rich dataset will prove invaluable to the Canadian and global insurance/reinsurance/ILS industries as well as other stakeholders dealing with catastrophe management. read more ...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - Registration Now Open for C4 2016
With the help of the CatIQ's Canadian Catastrophe Conference (C4) expert Senior Advisory Committee, CatIQ announced that registration is now open for C4 2016. The full two-day event will provide attendees with a content driven platform to foster collaboration before, during and after catastrophic events.  read more ...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - Save the Date: CatIQ's Canadian Catastrophe Conference (C4)
It is no question that the frequency and severity of natural and man-made catastrophes in Canada has been on the rise. Annual insured losses in Canada over $1 billion dollars are becoming the norm and extreme events like the Calgary and Toronto Floods in 2013 have caused unprecedented economic impacts. These catastrophic events, which directly impact the Canadian public, require industry, academia and all levels of government to work together before, during and after these events. read more ...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - New CatWATCH™ Alerts Forecast & Monitor Potential Canadian Catastrophes
Toronto (May 14, 2015) – Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) today released the first phases of two brand new features to its online subscription-based Platform (www.catiq.com): CatWATCH™ and Analysis Dashboard.

CatIQ reports on natural and man-made disasters causing catastrophic damage and provides catastrophe (CAT)1 or notable event (NE)2 declarations based on estimated property losses. When CatIQ declares an event, a plethora of information is available on CatIQ’s Platform including a geographic footprint, initial bulletin with meteorological insight (if applicable), and related media. Although CatIQ’s detailed reporting is available within 1-2 days of the event, there is a need for more real-time information.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Updated Industry Loss Estimate Released on Canada Day Weekend Flooding in the Prairies
Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) today released updated industry loss estimates on the flooding which occurred in Manitoba and Saskatchewan during the Canada Day Long Weekend (June 28-30, 2014). The updated insured loss estimate of over $140 million (which includes loss adjustment expenses) came from the recent 45 day re-survey of the overwhelming majority of affected insurers.  read more ...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Crawford joins CatIQ's Industry Partners Program
Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) and Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. (Crawford) today announce that Crawford has joined CatIQ’s Industry Partners Program whereby Crawford will provide CatIQ’s users with actionable real-time information from Catastrophe Zones (Cat Zones) across Canada via its proprietary CatHUB interface within the www.catiq.com platform. read more ...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - CRU Adjusters Partners with CatIQ to Deliver Actionable Reporting from Catastrophe Zones
Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) and Catastrophe Response Unit Adjusters Inc. (CRU) today announce that they have entered into an agreement whereby CRU will provide CatIQ with actionable real-time information from Catastrophe Zones (Cat-Zones) in Canada to be shared with CatIQ’s subscribers across the Canadian insurance industry via its proprietary CatHUB interface within the www.catiq.com platform. read more ...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) Delivers State-of-the-Art Catastrophe Data
Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) today announced it delivers detailed analytical and meteorological information on Canadian natural and man-made catastrophes. Through its online subscription-based application, CatIQ provides comprehensive insured loss indices, granular industry-wide loss estimates, Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and other related information to better serve the risk management needs of the insurance and reinsurance industries. read more ...