February 16, 2015: Pension Consultants Question ILS, Fracking Quakes Become Deadly

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

 Are Earthquakes Triggered by Oil and Gas Production Becoming Deadlier?

Science AAAS

Over the past several years, a torrent of small earthquakes has accompanied the glut of oil and gas produced by industrial operations across the central United States.

Cyclone ‘Watch’ Alert Declared for Parts of Northern Territory and Queensland Coasts

ABC News Australia

Lawmakers and their allies who want to rein in big banks are ready to pounce if it isn’t strict enough.

Govt ‘Closely Monitoring’ Swine Flu Spurt in India

Times of India

11 more deaths due to the disease were reported in Rajasthan, one of the worst-affected states.

Spy Agencies Fund Climate Research in Hunt for Weather Weapon, Scientist Fears

The Guardian

US expert Alan Robock raises concern over who would control climate-altering technologies if research is paid for by intelligence agencies.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Natural Order Means a Fall in Returns

Financial News

Three years without major natural catastrophes mean returns on insurance-linked securities have fallen and consultants are now advising against them.

NZ Insurance System ‘Inefficient’ After Canterbury Quakes – Vero

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand’s dual insurance system has been deemed “inefficient” by a leading insurance company in the wake of the Canterbury earthquakes.

Moody’s: Better Weather is Helping Australia’s Insurers Recover from Disaster Payouts

Business Insider Australia

The profitability of the Australian property and casualty insurance industry is steadily recovering as it moves beyond significant natural disaster losses in 2011, Moody’s says.

The Challenges of Selling the Cloud to Senior Management

The Stack

John Mayall, Chief Architect at Jardine Lloyd Thompson, talks about selling the cloud to the reinsurance industry.

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