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Hurricane derivatives trade in record volumes during 2011

11th October 2011

Use and trading of hurricane derivatives is approaching record levels already this year with nearly a month of the Atlantic hurricane season still to play out. Demand for hurricane derivatives, which provide a hedge against storms making landfall along parts of the U.S. coastline has grown this year according to this article from the Wall […]

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CCFE announce first trades in Northeast, Gulf Coast IFEX wind futures

29th July 2010

The Chicago Climate Futures Exchange, the place where Insurance Futures Exchange (IFEX) windstorm contracts can be exchange and screen traded, has announced the first trades in the IFEX Northeast and Gulf Coast Tropical Wind contracts. 1,000 Northeast Tropical Wind contracts were traded on the 25th June while 1,000 Gulf Coast Tropical Wind contracts were traded […]

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Catastrophe derivatives in demand in run up to hurricane season

15th May 2009

It’s no surprise to read in Business Insurance that sales of catastrophe derivatives in the run up to the Atlantic storm season are strong, with volumes traded up and prices up to as well. Demand is being helped by the general scarcity of reinsurance and the fact that catastrophe bonds are currently an expensive option. […]

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