October 25, 2016: German Insurers Get Pushback, Hurricane Drought Myth and the Risk of Art

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Why The ‘Major-Hurricane Drought’ is the Most Overblown Statistic in Meteorology

Washington Post

The criteria for what makes a major hurricane is impossibly restrictive.

Weather And Climate Priorities Facing The Next US President


UCAR just published a set of recommended research priorities for the 45th president of the United States and the 115th Congress.

Better Shore Preservation After Hurricanes


Hurricane Sandy led to the equivalent of 30 years of beach erosion.

NASA Animation Shows Seymour Becomes a Hurricane


Additional strengthening is likely, and Seymour is expected to become a major hurricane on Tuesday.


Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

The Trouble With Company Insurance

Handelsblatt (sub may be required)

Germany’s insurers and top companies have an uneasy relationship, blaming each other for unrealistic expectations.

China’s Big Insurance Buy Leaves Lots of Risk

WSJ (sub may be required)

China Oceanside plays knight in shining armor with Genworth offer, but it may not make things safe for investors

Hurricane Matthew Won’t Reverse Falling Rates for Reinsurance


“I expect a strong likelihood for resistance to further price cuts.”

Why It’s Boom Time for the Art Insurance Sector


The risk of accidental damage is increasing.