January 16, 2016: Allianz Wants a US Deal, Weather Research Bill Introduced and Model Change's Unintended Consequence

Allianz Keen on Takeovers, May Study Big U.S. Move
Europe’s largest insurance company so far has only bought niche players in the U.S. such as Fireman’s Fund.

What Are the Chances a Hurricane Will Hit Florida?
Palm Beach Post

So is it too early to talk the 2017 hurricane season?

Everyone Complains About the Weather, House Does Something About It
Bloomberg Government
After falling behind the Europeans , the House approved legislation expanding research into severe storms.

EU, U.S. Strike Deal to Boost Transatlantic Insurance Market
Two powerful Democrats on U.S. congressional committees said they will review the agreement to make certain that it leads to more balanced treatment of U.S. insurance companies.

Aftershock: Can ‘Model Change’ Impact the Real Economy in New Zealand?
Digital Actuaries
There is a potential spiralling of under-insurance that could be triggered by a higher evaluation of earthquake risk in New Zealand.

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