Lloyd’s City Risk Index 2015-2025

Lloyd’s City Risk Index 2015-2025 provides groundbreaking analytics of the potential impact on the economic output (GDP@Risk) of 301 of the world’s major cities from 18 manmade and natural threats.

Based on original research by the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, the Index shows how governments, businesses and communities are highly exposed to systemic, catastrophic shocks and could do more to mitigate risk and improve resilience.

Identifying the risks, modelling and measuring their impacts, and investing in greater resilience – from better infrastructure to increased insurance protection – are the first steps in this process.

View the “Lloyd’s City Risk Index, Executive Summary”

Thursday 3 September 2015

Presentation one

Lloyd’s City Risk Index 2015-2025
Trevor Maynard, Head of Exposure Management and Reinsurance, Lloyd’s
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Presentation two

Methodology Overview
Andrew Coburn, Director of Advisory Board, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies, and Senior Vice President of RMS
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City Risk Media Coverage

Cambridge Judge Business School, “Cities at risk”, 3 September 2015

Lloyds, “Lloyd’s City Risk Index shows $4.6 trillion GDP is at risk across 301 cities”, 3 September 2015 

BBC Radio 4, “The ‘Today’ programme”, 3 September 2015

BBC Business, “Insurers flag risks of cyber-attacks and markets”, 3 September 2015

Sky News, “Intangible risks are big concern for insurers”, 3 September 2015

CNBC, “The 18 biggest risks for global cities”, 3 September 2015

The Washington Post, “Insurer says ‘catastrophic threats’ could cost D.C. region $26.6 billion”, 3 September 2015

Bloomberg, “Lloyd’s City Risk Index shows $4.6 trillion GDP is at risk across 301 cities”, 3 September 2015

Bloomberg, “Crash could cost U.S.- Canadian cities $170 billion, Lloyd’s says”, 3 September 2015

Insurance Journal, “Lloyd’s City Risk Index shows $4.6 trillion GDP at risk in 301 cities”, 3 September 2015

Insurance Journal, “Lloyd’s: cities hurt more by market crashes than natural disasters”, 3 September 2015

HITC Business, “These risks could cost the world $4.6 trillion”, 4 September 2015

Bloomberg, “21 Mideast cities to generate annual GDP of $2.4t: Lloyd’s”, 4 September 2015

Quartz, “Charted: Market crashes threaten African cities more than natural disasters”, 8 September 2015

Japan Times, “Tokyo second-riskiest city in the world for disasters, Lloyd’s of London says”, 15 September 2015

The Actuary, “Taipei at highest risk from major disasters”, 16 September 2015

The News Lens, “Taipei named most dangerous city in the world”, 18 September 2015

The Diplomat, “Asia’s riskiest cities”, 23 September 2015

Insurance Flashlight, “Lloyd’s City Risk Index highlights cyber risks”, 20 October 2015

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