March 17, 2017: Japan Quake Liability Milestone, KKR Continues Insurance Push and Tracking Bird Flu

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

KKR, Canada’s Caisse to Buy U.S. Insurance Broker USI
The deal is the latest in a string of mergers in the insurance market

In First, Government and Tepco Found Liable for Fukushima Disaster
Japan Times
Friday’s stunning ruling by the Maebashi District Court was the first to recognize negligence by the state and Tokyo Electric Power.

Tracking the Spread of Bird Flu
MIT News
Asian flu strains can enter North America through Alaska, study finds.

ECB Found Deutsche Bank Risk Management Weakness, Sole Says
Inspectors turned up weaknesses in contracts ranging from life insurance to climate-related securities.

National Hurricane Center Rolls Out New Look for ‘Cone of Uncertainty’
Tampa Bay Times
Widespread misunderstanding of the cone has prompted forecasters to try to improve the tool.