March 6, 2017: Investing In the Worst Case, China Lets Big Insures Off M&A Leash and Trump's Bird Flu Fever Dream

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

Cashing In on Global Threats Lures Investors to New Nordic Fund
A new fund will invest in companies that stand to benefit from changes in population dynamics and a scarcity of natural resources, among other major global shifts.

Suncorp, IAG Hit by $330m in Claims From Sydney Hailstorm
Australian Financial Review
Two of Australia’s largest insurers will take a combined $330 million hit from February’s hailstorm in northern Sydney after fielding more than 30,000 claims from affected customers.

China to Relax Rules to Boost Big Insurers’ Expansion: Sources
China’s insurance regulator is considering an industry shake-up that could see the biggest and most solvent firms resuming an overseas expansion.

Marine Insurers Begin Risk Modeling for Port Cyber Attacks
Aon Benfield and RMS plan to create a range of new cyber risk models as insurers look to manage the exposures of major attacks on key infrastructure and industry.

Trump Has Set the US Up to Botch a Global Health Crisis
Bird flu is raging in China. Trump isn’t ready.