Verisk Releases First-of-Kind Predictive SRCC Data Model for Political Violence Insurers

LONDON, Sept. 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A new predictive strikes, riots, and civil commotion (SRCC) data model, providing forecasts for thousands of global locations on the potential for damaging civil unrest events to emerge, has been released by Verisk’s (Nasdaq: VRSK) risk intelligence business, Verisk Maplecroft.  

Developed for political violence underwriters, exposure analysts, modellers, and specialty reinsurers as part of the Lloyd’s Lab accelerator programme, Verisk Maplecroft’s new SRCC Predictive Model offers insurers an entirely new approach to how they assess and price these risks and is unlike anything currently available to the market.  

“Insured losses linked to major bouts of unrest have reached new highs in recent years, while our data tells us that in the last 12 months, SRCC risks have risen in over 50% of countries,” says Verisk Maplecroft’s Head of Risk Analytics, Sam Haynes. “As these risks expand, so too does the need for granular, forward-looking data that provides valuable insight into exposures.” 

Building on Verisk Maplecroft’s extensive experience in quantifying political violence, the model provides 12-month forecasts for 50,000 counties and districts globally on the risk of severe protests occurring that could result in insured losses. The machine learning model validates its predictions against actual insured losses and draws on geospatial data covering the size of recent protests, concentrations of economic value, demographics, and a range of political risk, climate, and socio-economic indicators. 

As part of Verisk’s growing suite of sustainability and resilience exposure analytics, which includes extreme event models and global geospatial datasets covering the full spectrum of ESG and political risks, the SRCC Predictive Model will help political violence insurers: