I'm Richard Dixon and I have over 20 years of experience in meteorological research, catastrophe model building and model evaluation.

 

Have you ever been asked any of the these questions by your cat modelling peers, underwriters or C-suite members of your company?

  • How might we go about building our own view of risk of catastrophe models?

  • How can we understand why these two models are so different in this territory?

  • How much do we really know about the sort of events that are in tail of the EP curve?

  • What sort of data can we use to evaluate this model so we're happy we should use it operationally?

  • Can we ascertain if the model is deficient in a particular area that might provide the impetus to change our underwriting?

At CatInsight, I aim to bring the skills I have developed in my career to bear in answering these types of questions for your company. 

Additionally, I am researching the merits of re-purposing existing climate model output to create new datasets and models to aid understanding of risk both in territories where models already exist and in developing countries that may lack such data.

My Blog has examples of the things I think about and the Experience section details my previous positions and current consulting work.

Please Contact me for further information; you can also sign up for updates to my blog.

In the spirit of how I present my work, this website is deliberately "plain vanilla" to deliver straightforward, understandable information.

Where I've Been Working

SCOR

Aon Benfield

CCRIF

Climate-KIC & Lighthill Risk

Simplitium

XL Catlin

Chaucer

Liberty

Lloyd's

USHU Medium Term Rate evaluation

EUWS internal model evaluation

CBHU model evaluation

EUWS tail event footprint research in hi-res climate models

ModEx blog technical content

USHU flood contributions

Understanding USHU steering

Model evaluation contractor

Internal cat scenario QA