December 4, 2015: Cultural Phenomenon of Catastrophe Bonds and 2011 Christchurch Quake Becomes a Crime Scene

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Police Consider Criminal Liability Over Earthquake Deaths

Criminal charges could flow from a major investigation of 25 sites where people died during the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

El Niño Calms Atlantic Hurricanes, Roils Pacific

National Geographic 

A very powerful El Niño kept the lid on the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, but simultaneously created a spawning ground for powerful hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean.

Irish Climate Change Observatory Faces Uncertain Future

Irish Times

Data gathered at station in Connemara underpins science at climate change summit.

A Nation Wonders When Bloodshed Becomes Terrorism

New York Times

Terrorism has traditionally been distinguished from other mass killings by its political overtones.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

The Bonds of Catastrophe

Cabinet Magazine

The catastrophe bond examined a social phenomenon.

Surprise: Your Life-Insurance Rates Are Going Up

WSJ (sub may be required)

Insurers are raising costs of ‘universal life’ coverage sold years ago, as they confront low interest rates.

Chennai Floods: Insurance Companies Likely to Face Claims Worth Rs 1,000 Crore 

Economic Times

Insurance companies are seeing claims under fire policy mainly due to damage to industrial and commercial units, stock, equipment and machineries.

UBS O’Connor Joins Enstar, Extending Hedge Fund Push to Bermuda


Aligned Re Ltd. is expected to be funded by third-party capital along with investments from the Enstar.

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