16 September 2013
ATLANTA and LONDON – September 16, 2013 – LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today announced the acquisition of Dublin-based Mapflow to help commercial and home insurers better understand geographic peril risk at the property level to make more informed underwriting decisions and better manage their portfolio exposure. Mapflow is an industry-leading geographic risk assessment technology company with solutions that complement the comprehensive data, advanced analytics, supercomputing platform and linking capabilities offered by LexisNexis.
The acquisition of Mapflow enables LexisNexis to offer a more comprehensive risk assessment and underwriting solution that enable insurers to:
• Identify geographic risk at the property level (peril and accumulations);
• Simplify their underwriting process by bringing multiple property-based risk factors into a single view; and
• Reduce exposure to high-risk properties and claims costs.
“Insurers are increasingly seeking competitive advantage from data, whether it’s old data or from new sources,” said Craig Beattie, Senior Analyst, Insurance, Celent. “Location information and mapping capability play an important role on converting that data into actionable insight.”
“Today’s insurers require a deeper understanding of the physical location of risk and the exposure of this risk, related to weather and other perils, and acquiring Mapflow supports our strategy to offer our customers the most comprehensive risk assessment solutions available,” said Bill Madison, Chief Executive Officer, Insurance, LexisNexis. “Together, our solutions enable insurance companies to make timely, informed decisions, streamline critical business processes while reducing exposure to loss, and improve client experience and retention.”
About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions (www.lexisnexis.com/risk/) is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. Combining cutting-edge technology, unique data and advanced analytics, Risk Solutions provides products and services that address evolving client needs in the risk sector while upholding the highest standards of security and privacy. LexisNexis Risk Solutions is part of Reed Elsevier, a leading global provider of professional information solutions across a number of sectors. Our insurance solutions assist insurers with automating and improving the performance of critical workflow processes to reduce expenses, improve service and position customers for growth.
Mapflow is the leading provider of location and risk intelligence solutions to the global insurance industry. Mapflow’s risk assessment and exposure management software platform enables insurance companies to aggregate their risk data from multiple sources, allowing them to make more informed underwriting decisions, better manage their risk and exposure, and reduce reinsurance costs. Over eight thousand commercial property underwriters rely on Mapflow to assess their risk and manage their exposure. For more information, please visit www.mapflow.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regina Haas, LexisNexis
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Lara Cornwall, Cohn & Wolfe on behalf of LexisNexis
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Paul Abrahams, Reed Elsevier
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Colin Tennant, Reed Elsevier
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