February 26, 2016: Third Point Re's Last Minute Save, Epidemics in the City and Winston May Come Again

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Winston could reform on Saturday

ABC News

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Winston could reform and head towards the Queensland coast, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

How Cities Shape Epidemics

The Atlantic

To understand the spread of diseases like Zika and Ebola, it’s helpful to look at trends in urbanization over the past few centuries.

The Seas Are Rising Fast — and Even Faster in Mass.

Boston Globe

Researchers say they expect sea level rises in our region to continue to outpace other parts of the world.

Hoboken Residents Split Over Flood Wall That Could Protect City From Storm Surges


A city divided, literally, over flood wall proposals.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Private Equity Taps Into M&A Insurance

FT (sub may be required)

About one is seven merger and acquisition deals leads to a dispute that results in an insurance claim, according to data from AIG.

Third Point Re Had Fourth-Quarter Profit Before Stock Slump


Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. swung to a profit in the fourth-quarter as the hedge fund manager’s results improved before a January slump.

Oklahoma Legislature Considers Two Bills on Earthquake Insurance Reforms


Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak believes the measure would have little impact.

BHP Billiton Investors Sue in U.S. Over Brazil Dam Disaster


BHP Billiton Ltd was sued in the United States by investors who accused the Anglo-Australian mining company of fraudulently overstating its ability to manage safety risks.