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

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.

Great! You’ve successfully signed up.

Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.

You've successfully subscribed to Risk Market News.

Success! Check your email for magic link to sign-in.

Success! Your billing info has been updated.

Your billing was not updated.