November 30, 2015: Insurers, UN to Launch Emerging Markets Catastrophe Push and a Decade Without a Florida Hurricane

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Confidence In Oil Hub Security Shaken By Oklahoma Earthquakes


Oklahoma is on track to have a record year of earthquakes — more than 5,000 have already been recorded. And those quakes appear to endanger the very industry that created them.

State Sets Record Without Hurricane


Miami Herald

For the 10th year running, Florida dodged a hurricane, setting a new record, while the rest of the eastern seaboard escaped a hit by a major hurricane.

At Least 9 Dead as Storms and Ice Hammer Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas


USA Today

Ice storm warnings remained in effect Saturday for the Texas panhandle and Oklahoma.

IIT-M Develops Method to Track Cyclones Accurately

Economic Times

An Indian Institute of Technology-Madras team is developing a `data assimilation’ method that will combine numerical weather models with satellite and/or radar data to reduce errors in prediction of tropical cyclones.

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Insurers to Launch Forum to Address EM Disasters

FT (sub may be required)

The Insurance Development Forum will be co-chaired by Stephen Catlin, deputy chairman of XL Catlin.

Insurers Face Big Bill from Brussels

The Sunday Times (Sub may be required)

British insurers are bracing for a financial crunch this week when the Bank of England governor Mark Carney may order them to raise billions of pounds of fresh capital.

German Insurance Watchdog Seeks Regulatory Calm After New Rules


“We don’t need Solvency IV or Solvency III.”

Nippon Life Plans Japan’s Largest REIT as Investors Crave Yield


Japan’s largest insurance company is looking to appeal to pension plans and big institutions by offering the prospect of higher returns.