November 7, 2014

Geo-Targeting Storm Surge, Eerily Quiet Reinsurance Market and an Expensive Hedge Fund Pension Push

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Personalized Hurricane Risk Gauge Targets Deadliest Stage


A new online tool released by the hurricane center this week shows overlays of water heights from hurricanes of varying power with street-by-street detail.

Planned Hollywood High-Rise Would Sit Atop Earthquake Fault, State Says


A potentially violent earthquake fault system runs beneath the planned site of a massive high-rise development project in Hollywood.

A Tale of Two Oceans: Pacific Out-Hurricanes Atlantic

USA Today

The year’s unusual hurricane season comes to a close with activity in the Atlantic below normal, but storms in the Pacific at their highest level in years.

New Study on El Niño/La Niña Flooding Could Aid Disaster Planning Worldwide

Scripps News Service

Scripps researchers part of multinational study that provides unprecedented regional and socio-economic detail on flood probability.


Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

It’s Quiet—Too Quiet: The Reinsurance Market

The Economist Expresso

Big global reinsurers are well placed to withstand the competition; unspecialised smaller fry might not be.

Swiss Re Profit Beats Estimates on Lower Catastrophe Losses


The world’s second-biggest reinsurer said third-quarter profit rose 14 percent, beating analysts’ estimates, following lower-than-expected losses from natural catastrophes.

Hedge Funds Try New Expensive Products to Attract Retreating Institutional Investors


Managers who have been most prolific in new product development over the past few years are exploring the ‘new frontier’ by developing sub-advisory capabilities and insurance-related products.

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. Announces John Berger Contract Extension and Management Changes

Press Release

CEO John Berger is in, CRO Michael McKnight is out.

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