November 11, 2016: P/C Insurers in Glee Over Trump, Megatrust Project Funded and a new Venture Backed Underwriting Platform

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Earthquake Mega-Thrust Study Gets Boost from Rutherford Discovery Fellowship

Scientists believe it’s only a matter of time until a mega-thrust earthquake hits the North Island’s east coast, and one seismologist is racing to understand what this would mean.

How Lightning Strikes Can Improve Storm Forecasts

University of Washington

Lightning strike information has recently been introduced into weather prediction, and a UW study shows ways to apply it in storm forecasts.

The Nation Faces Vitally Important Weather Challenges as Political Power Transitions

Washington Post

The nation’s weather-climate physical and intellectual infrastructure must remain strong and be taken to new heights.

TechEd: Bird’s Eye View of The Earth


SAP has partnered with the European Space Agency to create the Earth Observation Analysis service.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Allianz Profit Rises 36%; Pimco Has First Inflows Since 2013


Europe’s biggest insurer said third-quarter profit rose 36 percent, helped by higher earnings at the life and health insurance unit.

Insurance CEOs Welcome Chance Of Less Regulation Under Trump

Hartford Courant

With Donald Trump’s win in the presidential race, insurers are looking forward to the possibility of lower corporate income taxes and less regulation.

Cape Analytics Raises $14 Million to Use Computer Vision for Better Insurance Quotes

Venture Beat

Cape Analytics has raised $14 million to use computer vision and machine learning to improve automated property underwriting for insurance companies.

China Says May Relax Foreign Ownership Controls on Financial Firms – Statement


China may allow foreign investors to hold controlling stakes in mainland securities, fund management and insurance companies.

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