CAT Tracking Available Online

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NU Online News Service, Sept. 16, 4:14 p.m.EDT?Guy Carpenter & Company Inc. announced today theavailability of CAT-i and RISK-i catastrophe reports on thecompany's Web site, www.guycarp.com.

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The reports provide periodic updates on major naturalcatastrophes and technological or man-made events worldwide thatare likely to incur a significant loss to the insurance andreinsurance industry, according to Guy Carpenter.

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The proprietary reports have been produced and distributed since1999 (CAT-i) and 2002 (RISK-i) by Instrat, the company's risk andfinancial analysis division, and can now be accessed through theWeb site's new "GC CAT Reports" section, the company said.

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"Providing relevant information about events happening aroundthe world at any time is part of our commitment to helping clientsunderstand and quantify the uncertainties that are inherent intheir businesses," said Ryan Ogaard, Instrat's managing director."Providing this information through our Web site gives clients easyand direct access, facilitating the reinsurance decision-makingprocess."

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Instrat's CAT-i reports track major floods, tropical cyclones,earthquakes and other natural events of importance to the industry,according to the company. The RISK-i reports cover technological orman-made risks to property, transport and life, includingexplosions, fires, crashes, engineering disasters and terroristattacks. All summaries and reports are based on publicly availableinformation.

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