October 27, 2016: AIG Ups Terror Limits, Italian Quakes Spare Lives and Rebuking the "Deplorables" Hurricane Myth

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Italy’s Latest Earthquake Appears Not to Have Been Deadly — Why?

NBC News

When two powerful earthquakes struck central Italy on Wednesday, many feared a tragic repeat of two months ago.

Hurricane Intensity is Not Exaggerated to Scare People, and Here’s How We Know

Washington Post

The National Hurricane Center provides the best analysis that science can offer.

Entire Himalayan Arc Can Produce Large Earthquakes

American Geophysical Union

The main fault at the foot of the Himalayan mountains can likely generate destructive, major earthquakes along its entire 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) length.

The Power to Predict


What can predictive analytics really accomplish? Here are six examples of how firms are forecasting future probabilities and trends.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

AIG Quadruples Limits for Terrorism Insurance to $1 Billion


AIG lifted limits on property claims tied to acts of terrorism to $1 billion as clients ask for more protection in larger cities.

Natural Catastrophes and the Protection Gap

Environmental Finance 

Natural catastrophes are becoming increasingly common and costly. But more can be done to help protect society against their impacts argues Robert Muir-Wood

Ex-Gen Re GC Forms New Insurance Boutique

American Lawyer

The boutique is seeking to corner the reinsurance market.

Insurance Industry Must Adapt: Minister

The Straits Times

The Singapore insurance industry here must adapt to meet the demands of emerging technology such as autonomous vehicles and address the threat posed by cyber security risks