The World Bank

Risk Management Consulting

Peter Yanev has provided key earthquake risk management guidance and oversight for the World Bank on the groundbreaking Istanbul Seismic Risk Mitigation Project (ISMEP) in Turkey. Mr. Yanev has guided disbursement of more than US $1.5 billion for cost-effective, impactful improvements to earthquake safety for more than 1,000 schools, hospitals, and other public infrastructure. Mr. Yanev and Yanev Associates have also been involved in risk management projects for the World Bank in Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, China, the Philippines, Mexico and Central America.



Natural disaster risk management and risk engineering

EQE provides technical consulting and oversight for EDF, the world’s largest operator of nuclear power plants. YA is responsible for advising on key aspects of EDF’s response to increased natural disaster security requirements since the Fukushima disaster in 2011.


Los Angeles World Airports (LAX)

Risk Management Consulting

EQE led a team to assess the earthquake risk to LAWA airports including Los Angeles (LAX), Ontario (ONT), and Van Nuys (VNY). We enabled LAWA to plan for disasters, optimize risk management practices, understand their dependencies and their strengths, and make targeted risk improvements to keep the airports functioning in an emergency.


Goldman Sachs

Risk Management Consulting

We conducted a risk assessment for Goldman Sachs covering natural hazards and terrorism risks, leading ultimately to their exceptional performance in Superstorm Sandy. Goldman Sachs was one of the only businesses to be almost completely spared during the storm due to their pre-storm preparations and built-in protections partially developed under the consulting project.


Chilean Forest Products

Earthquake & Tsunami Risk Management

Following the enormous 2010 Maule earthquake and tsunami, we helped a major Chilean forest products company manage risks across its network of pulp mills. These highly specialized heavy industrial sites span the entire country and provided the best-ever data about what actually happens to similar facilities in extreme shaking and large tsunami. This type of “experience data” runs through all our work.


Major Power Provider in the U.S. Pacific Northwest

We enabled a major power generation and distribution company to manage their risk across their portfolio through a consulting project including targeted risk assessments of individual facilities combined with a management-led strategy for reducing risks over the long term.


Global Insurers & Reinsurers

Natural disaster risk management

EQE advises several global insurers and reinsurers on natural disaster exposures, including large specialty risks as well as experienced-based analysis of property portfolios.