March 9, 2016: Swiss Re Eyeing Citi's Prime, A New Canadian Fault Zone and Rebuilding Five Years After Tohoku 

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Earthquake Possible Along New Fault Zone Near Victoria Say Scientists


It’s a 125km-long series of faults that run from Washington to Victoria.

Why Hurricane Irene Fizzled as it Neared New Jersey in 2011

A dynamic process that cools the coastal ocean and can weaken hurricanes was discovered as Hurricane Irene made landfall in New Jersey.

Scientists Report In Real Time On Challenging Zika Research


A new kind of openness Zika research is not the norm in biology.

NEC to Shop Earthquake Warning System Overseas


A purchase by Taiwan would make NEC’s offering the first such Japanese warning system to be sold offshore.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Swiss Re Said to Be in Talks to Buy Prime Reinsurance From Citi


Swiss Re AG is in talks to buy Prime Reinsurance Co., a unit of Citigroup Inc. set up after the financial crisis to ease the New York bank’s spinoff of insurer Primerica Inc.

Towards Socially Responsible Reinsurance Underwriting Practices: Readily Available ‘Big Data’ Contributions to Optimize Catastrophe Risk Management


Advances in big data methodologies with high degrees of granularity and transparency have made it possible to enhance the discussion on socially responsible (re)insurance underwriting practices.

How Hong Kong Can Survive – Even Thrive – Amid a Decline in Demand from Mainland China

South China Morning Post (sub may be required)

Hong Kong can become the reinsurance centre for East Asia.

Tohoku is Literally Still Waiting to Move On

Japan Times

About 125,000 homes were completely destroyed on March 2011, and the main reason many families changed their minds about rebuilding is money.

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