December 17, 2015: A Place for Resilience Bonds, Einhorn on Defense and the Politics of Pandemics

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Coastal Erosion, Hurricane Could Cost Louisiana $133 Billion

A study also examined how much the state must pay to replace commercial, residential and network infrastructure lost by the disappearing coastline.

Sydney Storm: Insurance Council Confirms Catastrophe Status

Sydney Morning Herald

The storms that brought record winds and a tornado ripping through parts of Sydney on Wednesday has wreaked $8 million in damages.

Nepal Earthquake Caused Fewer Landslides Than Feared


Satellite images show some mountains unscathed.

The Geopolitics of Disease


Every new outbreak has the potential to create significant geopolitical consequences, whether they be regional or global.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Financing Infrastructure Through Resilience Bonds

Brookings Institution

Why does this matter for cities? Five reasons.

Wall Street’s Short Sellers Are Turning On Their Own


Bearish investors have piled on bets against a reinsurer started by hedge fund manager David Einhorn as the company’s losses climbed.

Commercial Buildings More Often Than Not Have Terrorism Insurance


The federal terrorism insurance program has been around for 13 years, but it’s never been used.

Lloyd’s of London Plans Index Launch

Financial Times (sub may be required)

The UK insurance market is to enter new territory by launching an index, although this one will be based on underwriting performance rather than shares or bonds.

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