May 19, 2016: Oaktree Punts on Reinsurance, Rethinking Cyclone Damage and a Deathbond Ban

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today


Oaktree, Egan Said to Sever Ties Amid Struggle to Fund Venture


The former Bank of America banker who was working with Oaktree Capital Group to start a reinsurance venture has cut ties with the asset manager.

Insurance Bureau CEO Calls for National Disaster Strategy as Wildfires Rage


Canada's approach to dealing with fires, floods, earthquakes 'undeveloped,' CEO says

Noonan Hits out at Insurance Industry on Floods/a>

Irish Indpendent

The war of words between the Government and the insurance industry has reignited – as Finance Minister Michael Noonan lashed out at its response to the flood crisis.

UK Watchdog Bans Former Compliance Officer of 'Deathbonds' Firm


Britain's financial regulator has banned the former compliance officer of Keydata Investment Services

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today


Sizing Up Cyclone


NCAR scientists propose new index for evaluating potential hurricane storm damage

Study Links Texas Quakes Back to 1925 to Oil and Gas Activity

Houston Chronicle

Study says oil and gas activity going back through the decades has been causing rumblings all across the Lone Star State

Why Americans Will be More Vulnerable to Zika Than They Should Be

The Economist

America has scant, or spotty, public health systems to curb it, including by killing mosquitos and developing vaccines

How The Shape Of Your City Determines The Weather

Fast Code Design

New research shows how our streets and buildings influence storms, wind, and temperature.

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