February 16, 2016: Catastrophe Model as Hedge Fund, Living Less In Europe and AIG Cuts Out Dealmaker

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Breaking the Strongest Link Triggered Big Baja Earthquake


A spate of major earthquakes on small faults could overturn traditional views about how earthquakes start.

Builders Finding Ways to Make Homes Stand Up to Mother Nature’s Fiercest Outbursts

Houston Chronicle 

A movement in the home-building industry to adapt to risks of climate change is gaining momentum.

A New Earthquake-Sensing App Just Hit the Google Play Store

The Verge

Your phone can be part of a distributed seismograph

Where Do People Live Longer and Shorter Lives?

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health (sub may be required)

An ecological study of old-age survival across 4404 small areas from 18 European countries.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Bill Miller’s a Hedge-Fund Guy Now With a Funky Model to Try Out


Bill Miller is starting a hedge fund that will make bets based in part on a computer model designed to predict natural disasters.

Only Two Applicants Clear Insurance Commissioner Pre-Screening

Florida Politics

Kirk Schmidt, president and CFO of Cornerstone National and Jeffrey Bragg, head of its Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, answered “yes” to the state’s two pre-screening qualifying questions as of Monday.

Can Health Care Providers Afford to Be Ready for Disaster?

New York Times

Industry experts are awaiting release of a federal rule that would make emergency preparedness a condition for a wide range of health care institutions to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

AIG Dealmaker Schreiber Exits With Maag as Insurer Shrinks


Schreiber, who shepherded multibillion-dollar deals that expanded the company and then shrank it after the 2008 credit crisis, is departing as the insurer overhauls management.