April 20, 2016: Flood Re's Missed Opportunity, Cat Bonds Up and Gallant Bounced

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Creating a Map to Navigate the Post-Earthquake Landscape in Ecuador

New Yorker

OpenStreetMap helped make maps of Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, of Japan in 2011, and of Nepal last year.

Life Expectancy for White Americans Drops Slightly; Analysts Cite Drug Overdoses

New York Times

“The increase in death in [one] segment of the population was great enough to affect life expectancy at birth for the whole group.”

New Flood Forecasting System May Help Warn Houston The Next Time

Houston Public Media

Knowing which creeks and bayous will flood and how quickly is hard to predict. But that could change dramatically by later this summer.

Scientists Describe New Research Model to Enhance Zika Virus Research

Science Daily

One of the first mouse models has been developed for the study of the Zika virus.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Buffett’s Favored Analyst Cut by Nomura Before Omaha Meeting


Nomura Holdings Inc. cut insurance analyst Cliff Gallant weeks before he was scheduled to ask Warren Buffett questions at Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s annual meeting

Catastrophe Bond Issuance Hits Record $2 Bln in Q1 – Report


Catastrophe bond issuance rose 35 percent in the first quarter.

Flood Re: a Missed Opportunity for Sustainable Flood Risk Management?

London School of Economics

Under the current proposal, Flood Re is ‘invisible’ to the households it covers.

China’s Fosun Mulls IPO For Specialty Insurer Ironshore


No final decision has been made on whether, when, or where to proceed with the possible IPO, according to a Fosun filing in March.