January 14, 2016: Paulson's Not So Permanent Capital and the Atlantic Hurricane Season Starts... Really

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

It’s January and a Tropical Storm has formed in the Atlantic Ocean

Washington Post

For the first time since 1978, a named tropical weather system has formed in the Atlantic Ocean in January.

Strong Earthquake Shakes Northern Japan

USA Today

The magnitude-6.7 quake hit about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, near Urakawa town on the southern tip of Hokkaido.

Stinging Report On Pandemics Makes Louis Pasteur Look Like A Prophet


Future pandemics have the potential to kill millions and cause economic losses in the trillions of dollars.

Bigger Iron Drives Better NOAA Weather Forecasts

Next Platform

Not every organization that relies on supercomputers can replace a whole machine in one fell swoop.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Paulson Reinsurance Company in Bermuda to Wind Down

New York Times

The Bermuda-based reinsurance company set up by the hedge fund manager John A. Paulson is winding down as scrutiny of offshore tax strategies rises.

Texas Retired Teachers’ Group Worries About Insurance Deal

Austin American Statesman

Hedge fund leader Philip Falcone holds 20,000 retired teachers’ long-term care policies that cover costs of nursing homes or other expenses associated with getting old.

Climate Change Disaster is Biggest Threat to Global Economy in 2016, Say Experts

The Guardian

Global warming heads top economists’ concerns for first time but large-scale forced migration seen as most likely risk to materialize.

Prudential’s Wake-Up Call

Bloomberg Gadfly

Prudential Financial can learn something from its other too-big-to-fail peers.

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