Richard Dixon

Richard Dixon

Dr. Richard Dixon is group head of catastrophe research for Hiscox Group. Dixon obtained a PhD in meteorology from Reading University in 1999, studying the processes that lead to severe European windstorms. He joined Risk Management Solutions in 2000 to help in understanding windstorm risk, in building catastrophe models and in post-event response, and subsequently worked in the catastrophe modeling teams at Benfield in 2006 and then Renaissance Re in 2010, specializing in catastrophe model evaluation in both roles.

Recent Articles by Richard Dixon

Where Have the Hurricanes Gone?

Last year’s hurricane season passed off relatively quietly. Gonzalo, a Category 2 hurricane, hit Bermuda in October 2014, briefly making the world’s headlines, but it did relatively little damage, apart from uprooting trees and knocking out power temporarily to most of the island’s inhabitants. It is now approaching 10 years since a major hurricane hit […]

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