August 9 2016: U.S.  Mortality Changes, 10 Riskiest Ports and Building an Earthquake Machine

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

U.S. Mortality Rate Declines, and Researchers Breathe a Sigh of Relief


The death rate in the United States declined in the first quarter of this year, preliminary data show.

K Computer and High-Tech Weather Radar Come Together to Predict Sudden Torrential Rains

Advanced radar observational data will accurately predict the occurrence of torrential rains in localized areas.

Seismic Slowdowns Could Warn of Impending Earthquakes


An “earthquake machine” in the lab is helping scientists understand what goes on just before a quake.

Javier Swirls Toward Mexico, No Hurricane Seen


“A weakening trend is forecast to begin by Tuesday afternoon.”

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Munich Re Hit by High Catastrophe Claims

FT (sub may be required)

Profit falls 9% as Canadian wild fires and restructuring costs weigh on German reinsurer.

Top 10: Ports that are High Insurance Risk

Maritime Executive

Risk management company RMS highlights ports around the world pose a high insurance risk.

Hedge Fund Liquidations on the Rise, But Investors Sticking with Allocations — Report

Pensions & Investments

More than half of investors said hedge funds “did not meet their expectations over the last couple of years.”

New Rules and Fresh Headaches for Short-Term Borrowers

WSJ (sub may be required)

Move by SEC to make money-market funds safer is putting stress on a crucial funding source for cities, counties and foreign banks.

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