February 5, 2016: South Carolina Allocates to ILS, Fighting Zika Like Ebola and Genworth Looks to Unload Risk

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

To Fight the Zika Pandemic, Learn from Ebola

Harvard Business Review

A more nuanced and intensive four-pronged response is needed.

Are Improved Tornado Warning Systems Making a Difference?

Christian Science Monitor

Steadily improving storm warnings and active preparation for severe weather at the local and state level helped states across the South survive an off-season burst of tornadoes without loss of life.

Risk Prediction Model Could Guide Metastatic Breast Cancer Decisions 

Cancer Network

A novel prediction model can help predict long-term overall survival among breast cancer patients with distant metastases.

Southwest Dries as Wet Weather Systems Become More Rare

Atmos News

The weather patterns that typically bring moisture to the southwestern United States are becoming more rare, an indication that the region is sliding into the drier climate state predicted by global models.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Genworth Halts Life, Annuity Sales After Loss; Shares Fall


“In our U.S. life insurance businesses, we are actively pursuing multiple restructuring actions to separate and isolate our LTC business and narrow our commercial focus,”

South Carolina Revamps Asset Allocation, Adding New Strategies

Pensions & Investments

Insurance-linked security will be included in a new “other opportunistic” category.

Tianjin Blast Could Be Largest Marine Insurance Loss Ever

Marine Executive

Claims related to the massive explosion at the port of Tianjin, China may grow to as much as $6 billion, says the International Union of Marine Insurance

General Insurers Look at Risk Modeling for Natural Catastrophe Covers

Business Standard (India)

Insurers consider these steps as losses through catastrophes have risen in the past two years.