March 18, 2016: Hamilton is Hands Off on Cyber, Why Aren't We Worried About Infectious Disease and Trump's Chaos Theory

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

The Earthquake Expert Who Made Californians Smarter and Safer is Moving On

LA Times

Jones is retiring from the USGS this month to help officials develop science-based policies related to climate change, tsunamis and other kinds of natural disasters.

Speeding up Accuracy of Flood Risk Assessment

Research from the University of Adelaide hopes to provide advances in the planning for flood risk, thanks to a new, faster method of assessing the highly complex factors that cause floods in a specific location.

Pandemics: An Ounce of Prevention

The Economist 

Crises of infectious diseases are becoming more common. The world should be better prepared.

The Economist Rates Trump Presidency Among its Top 10 Global Risks


A Donald Trump presidency poses a top-10 risk event that could disrupt the world economy, lead to political chaos in the U.S. and heighten security risks for the United States.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Duperreault Cautious on Cyber Risk

Royal Gazette 

“At Hamilton, we’re taking a cautious position on cyber.”

EU Regulators Say Antitrust Exemption for Insurers Not Needed


A six-year scheme which exempts insurers from antitrust rules under certain conditions is no longer necessary.

Citizens Warns of Crisis’ on Claims Issue

Tampa Bay Business Journal

Inaction by Florida lawmakers to address a spike in water-damage claims could reverse years of work to shrink state-backed Citizens Property Insurance.

Insurers in Talks With the US to Ease Reinsurance for Iran Oil Shipments


Major global shipping insurance companies are in talks with the US government seeking exemption from sanctions to be able to adequately cover cargoes of Iranian crude and oil products.