January 13, 2015: Weatherbombing Europe, Insurance Cops Get Complicated, Nat Cats Drop


Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today


How Nanobiophysics Can Stop Ebola and Other Global Pandemics


The United States can win the global war on Ebola using nanobiophysics.

North Atlantic Storm Reloads, Firing More 'Weatherbombs' at the UK


The UK just can't catch a break from stormy weather.

2014 Global Catastrophe Report

Impact Forecasting (link to PDF) 

Global natural disasters in 2014 combined to cause economic losses of $132 billion, 37 percent below the ten year average of $211 billion . 

Tornado Damage in Google Earth

Google Earth Blog

Looking around in Google Earth’s historical imagery images were discovered from soon after tornados.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today


MetLife Could Further Complicate Fed's New Role as Insurance Cop


The Fed would face months of scrutiny of its fledgling oversight of the sector if MetLife sues regulators.

Obama Signs TRIA Despite Dodd-Frank Provision

The Hill

The signature ended a terse Congressional negotiation process that saw the TRIA legislation caught in lawmakers' political wrangling.  

Allianz Hires Zurich’s Schiavone for U.S. Financial Unit


Allianz SE hired Zurich Insurance Group AG’s Paul Schiavone to oversee financial products in the U.S. and Canada as Europe’s largest insurer builds its commercial business in North America.

Quindell Under Fire Over New Appointments

FT (sub may be required)

The insurance claims processor is still awaiting the results of an independent investigation into its disappointing cash flow.

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