November 18, 2016: Investing in Climate Risk, a Longer US Tornado Drought and Keeping Solvency After Brexit

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Lack of Tornadoes Continues with None Reported in U.S. Since Mid-October

Weather Channel

This year is on track to have one of the fewest number of tornadoes in a calendar year.

In Canada, a Direct Link Between Fracking and Earthquakes

New York Times

A spate of earthquakes in Alberta within the last five years has been attributed to fracking.

Six Reasons Why NOAA’s GOES-R Satellite Matters

NOAA’s GOES-R weather satellite will soon be launched into space— becoming our nation’s most advanced geostationary satellite to date.

Location Matters: Sandy’s Tides Hit Some Parts of the New Jersey Coast Harder Than Others


The findings suggest that some southern New Jersey communities may be underestimating their future flood risks.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

For Investors, Climate Change Brings Opportunity as Well as Risk

Institutional Investor

Investing in climate change adaptation — such as risk strategies for extreme weather — are overtaking investments in mitigation.

Fannie Mae Offloads $205 Million in Credit Risk to Insurers in New Deal


According to Fannie Mae, the inclusion of the 15-year and 20-year fixed rate mortgages allows the company to offer reinsurers a “more diversified investment opportunity.”

UK Insurer Body Wants Bulk of EU Capital Rules to Stay After Brexit


The ABI said there was no appetite among members to completely replace the EU’s Solvency II capital rules.

China’s Zhongan Sees Scope for Offbeat Insurance

Financial Times (sub may be required)

Coverage for alcohol poisoning while watching football among insurer’s policies.

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