Investment Monitor: Weekly data: Civil unrest on the rise as inflation bites

Civil unrest is on the rise around the world as governments struggle to cope with soaring inflation, according to a new report.

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The New York Times: The Hunt for Big Hail

Record-setting hail has come with increased hail damage. Although the frequency of reported “hail events” in the United States is at its lowest in a decade, according to a recent report by Verisk, a risk assessment firm, insurance claims on cars, houses and crops damaged by hail reached $16.5 billion in 2021 — the highest ever.

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PropertyCasualty360: Cargo thieves don't take Labor Day weekends off

When it comes to cargo theft in the U.S., thieves increase their activity around the Labor Day weekend, according to CargoNet from Verisk, which analyzed trends from the Thursday before the holiday weekend through the Wednesday after Labor Day from 2017-2021.

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AccuWeather: How The Insurance Industry Prepares for Potential Weather Disasters Every Year

Bill Churney, president of Extreme Event Solutions at Verisk, discusses the insurance advancements after Hurricane Andrew.

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Cheddar News: Steps Businesses Should Take To Protect Themselves From Wildfires

Wildfires ravaged all states but Delaware last year, and occur all year round. Cheddar News speaks with Mark Anquillare, President and COO of Verisk about how businesses can best prepare themselves to mitigate risks of wildfires.

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Risk & Insurance: 7 People on the Move

Verisk has appointed Olumide Soroye as independent director of the company’s board of directors. 

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Insurance Innovation Reporter: M Financial, Pacific Life Launch Innovative Product on Verisk’s FAST Platform

M Financial Group, a Portland, Ore.-based financial services design and distribution company, and Pacific Life (Newport), a global insurer, have used Verisk’s (Jersey City, N.J.) FAST platform to develop a new life insurance product with flexible options and pre-configured tax rules designed exclusively for high-net-worth individuals.

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Axios: U.S. solar factories prepare for liftoff

U.S. solar equipment manufacturing is about to grow, but there are miles to go before reaching the White House goal of becoming a global heavyweight.

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Reuters: Analysis: Full gas storage no fix for Europe's winter energy crunch

The European Union is on track to beat targets for filling gas storage, but analysts warn the bigger factor for energy security this winter will be whether countries can slash consumption enough to ensure stored fuel lasts through the coldest months.

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Reinsurance News: VYRD teams up with Verisk

VYRD is partnering up with Verisk to launch a new homeowner insurance venture in Florida.

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Claims Journal: Calif. Emission-Free Mandate Presents New Risks for Auto Insurers

A state mandate in California that will require all cars sold after 2035 to be emission free presents a formidable challenge for auto insurers to properly price and fully understand the risks presented by electric vehicles.

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Reuters: Canada sees west coast LNG revival as world scrambles for gas

Canada is taking a second crack at developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry on its west coast a decade after soaring costs and indigenous opposition derailed a previous wave of proposed LNG terminals.

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Fintech Finance & News: VYRD Launches Homeowners Insurance in Florida Powered by Verisk Data

VYRD, a new homeowners insurer, is transforming the experience of buying insurance in the challenging Florida market by making underwriting decisions faster and easier with reliable data from Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK), a leading global data analytics provider.

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The Guardian: Angolans go to polls in most competitive election in decades

Angolans are voting in an election in which the ruling People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) faces the most significant challenge from opposition parties for decades.

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Reinsurance News: Olumide Soroye added to Verisk’s Board of Directors

Insurance and analytics provider Verisk has appointed Olumide Soroye as independent director of the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

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