March 17, 2015: First Tornado Forecast and Disasters Spoiling Development Gains

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Experimental Forecast Projects Tornado Season

Climate Central

An experimental forecast team has put together the first seasonal outlook for tornadoes in the U.S.

Cyclone Nathan to Have ‘Significant Impact’

The Australian

Nathan is set to have a major impact as a category three system, or higher, when it hits far north Queensland, forecasters expect.

New Study Explains Surge of Oklahoma Earthquakes, Predicts Major Ones

Tulsa World

Recently released research on earthquakes in Oklahoma explains why injection wells may cause quakes here and warns of the possibility for big ones.

Q&A With Steve Sparks: Two Thirds of World’s Volcanic Risk is In Indonesia

Road to Paris

Through smart financial instruments, countries can be encouraged to build resilience to disaster.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Start Managing Disaster Threat or Risk Development Gains: Experts


The Sendai summit is due to adopt a new global plan to reduce the risks of disasters – and protecting development investments across the board is a key aim.

Heterogeneous Expectations and Speculative Behavior in Insurance-Linked Securities

Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society

A research paper analyzes the impact factors on the issuance of an insurance-linked security, and gives an ILS pricing formula and the conditions of existence and stability of the issue price.

Big, Leveraged Hedge Funds Could Be ‘Systemically Important,’ Regulators Say


Global financial regulators may cast a larger dragnet for classifying which money managers can be deemed “too big to fail.”

Insurance Sector Hopes for $9.5 Billion in Five Years

Nikkei Asian Review

The Indian parliament has amended an insurance law pending since 2008 that will raise the foreign investment cap from 26% to 49%.

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