Munich Re and the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) jointly present an overview of natural catastrophe activity in the 2009 Natural Catastrophe Year in Review webinar at 11:00am today. Speakers will cover a range of topics including an overview of both U.S. and global catastrophe activity. I.I.I. president Dr. Robert Hartwig will also discuss the economic implications of the U.S. natural catastrophes that occurred in 2009. A commentary on the Haiti earthquake including potential insurance claims implications will also be provided by Ernst Rauch of Munich Re. To register for the webinar, click here. Munich Re recently reported that natural catastrophe losses were far lower in 2009 than in 2008 due to the absence on the whole of major catastrophes and a very benign North Atlantic hurricane season. However, the total number of destructive natural hazard events, at 850, was above the long-term average. Check out further I.I.I.Ã‚ facts and statsÃ‚ on global catastrophesÃ‚ and U.S. catastrophes.