December 30, 2015: Measuring New Conflicts, Following the Bermuda Hedge Fund High and a Five Rivers Flood

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Brave New War

The Atlantic

A new form of conflict emerged in 2015—from the Islamic State to the South China Sea.

Extreme Weather Forecast for 2016

WSJ (Video)

WeatherBell Analytics’ Joe Bastardi explains whether more typical wintry weather is likely to take hold in 2016.

Study: Flu Virus in Pigs Shows Worrisome Pandemic Profile

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

Tests on the most common type of influenza found in Chinese pigs reveal that it has the potential to transmit easily in humans, posing a pandemic threat similar to the virus that triggered a pandemic in 2009.

The Floods of Five Rivers Heading for the U.S. Industrial South


Brace yourself, U.S. South. The Mississippi River is coming, and so are the Arkansas, the Red, the Ohio and the Missouri.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

For the Wealthiest, a Private Tax System That Saves Them Billions

New York Times

Bermuda-based reinsurers allow hedge fund managers to convert one type of income into another type that’s taxed at a lower rate.

Insurers Face Bumper Payouts as Britain Braces for More Floods


Insurers are facing some of the costliest British floods on record as large parts of northern England, already inundated, brace for more heavy rain.

Cargill Selling Crop Insurance Agency to Silveus Insurance Group

Minneapolis Star Tribune

The deal marks the end of a year filled with several transactions.

Winners and Losers of the Insurance Race in 2015

Sydney Morning Herald

QBE Insurance Group, Suncorp Group and IAG – which of these insurers made the biggest share price gains in 2015 and how will they fare next year?

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