Webinar: Allocating Capital for Climate Extremes

Insurance and reinsurance companies, banks and capital markets use various tools to make decisions on their risk profiles and how to allocate capital against the possibility of catastrophic loss.

This is crucial in ensuring that companies are able to meet their liabilities to individuals, companies and governments that rely on financial support and indemnification to rebuild after disasters and embed resilience. In Australia, the assessment of climate risk has been exacerbated by the consideration of climate change impacts on the frequency and severity of bushfires and floods, for example.

In this webinar, Dr Ryan Springall will articulate how the global financial system uses detailed catastrophe loss and climate models to price risk and allocate capital. Further, he will show how critical it is to have a robust and independent scientific community that is objective in the assessment of climate risks and how climate change models can be used by (re)insurers, banking and government to make financial decisions on climate risk.

※ Please note that this webinar will be held under the Chatham House Rule.


At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the global factors that impact the cost of risk financing
  • Describe the use of climate models in climate risk assessment for financial services
  • Determine how climate models are used in climate change projections of losses


Registrations for this webinar are now closed. Visit ANZIIF webinars to find out what is coming up.

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  • Dr Ryan Springall

    Risk Frontiers

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    Dr Ryan Springall

    General Manager
    Risk Frontiers

    An experienced leader and manager, Ryan has a passion for the application of leading edge science to business, risk and resilience. Being a General Manager at Risk Frontiers he leads the delivery of Risk Frontiers’ products and services to the (re)insurance, capital markets and banking sectors. This includes emerging risks such as climate change and cyber security.

    Prior to joining Risk Frontiers, Ryan was a Senior Broker and manager at Aon Japan in Tokyo. In this capacity, his focus was directing risk capital strategies, transacting reinsurance and client advocacy. This included delivering insurance product development across property, casualty and cyber lines; identification of risk capital mitigation and transfer solutions, directing risk and concentration analysis, portfolio optimization, pricing and cost recovery, and economic capital modelling. Prior to Aon, Ryan worked for the Australian Department of Defence on the counter proliferation of WMD’s and global security issues and once upon a time completed a doctorate in Theoretical Physics.

    While in Japan, Ryan travelled extensively and climbed many of the sacred mountains – including Fuji-san. Ryan has also completed an ultra-marathon across the Simpson desert in Australia, raising money to support research into type 1 diabetes.


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20 May 2020

  • Online
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST*
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