September 15, 2016: Trump and Insurers, TS Otto Building and Big Investors Dropping Hedge Funds Like a Bad Habit

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Would-Be Internet Weatherman Star Sets a Wildfire to Increase His Viewership

Ars Technicha

To increase traffic to his Facebook page, Johnny Mullins took matters into his own hands.

New Zealand Earthquake: Up to 100,000 Landslides Amid Aftershocks – As It Happened

The Guardian

Thousands of landslides and hundreds of tremors after 7.5 quake.

Tropical Storm Otto May Form in Last Gasp of Atlantic Hurricane Season


A cluster of showers and thunderstorms in the western Caribbean has the potential to become the next named tropical system of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season.

Inside Six of the Newest Top 20 Supercomputers

Next Platform

Like other major weather forecasting centers, the UK Met Office makes major investments in its systems.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Why Trump Means No Quick Fix for Insurers

WSJ (sub may be required)

A turn in yields will only help investment portfolios slowly at best.

Hedge-Fund Love Affair Is Ending for U.S. Pensions, Endowments


Unhappy with mediocre results and high fees, pensions in states like Illinois, New York and Rhode Island are slashing their allocations to hedge funds.

Swiss Re to Sublet Part of London’s ‘Gherkin’ Tower

Financial Times (sub may be required)

Reinsurer’s move is latest sign of financial services cutting property footprint.

SoFi Expands Into Life Insurance Through Deal With Protective


SoFi has long had ambitions beyond lending.