March 2, 2015: Buffett Love and Sandy Insurance Concerns Makes the Mainstream
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March 2, 2015: Buffett Love and Sandy Insurance Concerns Makes the Mainstream

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Research Shows Strong Correlation Between Quakes, Oil Activity

E&E Publishing

New research is zeroing in on a significant correlation between oil and gas waste disposal and earthquakes in a two-county area in northern Oklahoma.

Cyclone Marcia Damage to Newer Homes a Concern

Brisbane Times

The head of Queensland’s leading cyclone research centre has raised concerns over the amount of new buildings damaged when Cyclone Marcia battered central Queensland.

Storm After the Storm

60 Minutes

Sharyn Alfonsi investigates allegations that thousands of homeowners were denied their flood insurance claims after Hurricane Sandy because of fraudulent engineers’ reports

What’s in a Name? Perhaps a Quiet Hurricane Season

Florida Today

If you’re looking for omens as to whether the 2015 Atlantic basin hurricane season will be active or not, there is a tradition in the rotation of names being used this year that suggests it might not.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Berkshire Insurance ‘Superstar’ Could Fill Buffett’s Shoes

Reuters

Warren Buffett  has lavishly praised Berkshire Hathaway executive Ajit Jain for smoothly running much of the conglomerate’s insurance businesses.

Designing Catastrophic Earthquake Bond and Predicting Its Credit Spread (Event)

Meetup

This presentation is simplified analytical approach developed by the author to illustrate key elements in the design of a parametric catastrophic bond.

Amlin’s FY Profit Falls on Lower Investment Return

Reuters

British insurer and reinsurer Amlin Plc said its full-year pretax profit fell 21 percent, hurt by low interest rates and a fall in investment return.

Hiscox Pre-Tax Profit Falls Amid Low Interest Rate Environment

City AM

Specialist insurer Hiscox has said pre-tax profit fell to £231.1m for the year ending 31 December 2014, which was down from £244.5m a year earlier.

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