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Weather risk management market value drops by half

4th June 2009

The results of the most recent annual survey by the Weather Risk Management Association and Pricewaterhouse Coopers have been released at the WRMA conference yesterday. Here are some of the highlights of the report which covered the period April 1st to March 31st. Volume of contracts exchanged, both in OTC and exchange traded deals plummeted to […]

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Catastrophe bonds out of favour, but still one of the best investments

10th December 2008

Bloomberg is carrying another article discussing the current lack of interest in catastrophe bonds from an investment point of view. The current economic climate combined with the collapse of Lehman Brothers has caused a massive drop in investor confidence and reluctance among issuers to launch new deals. A side effect of that and much discussed […]

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How the credit crisis is affecting the re/insurance market

21st November 2008

At times like these any source of background data and information is welcome to help understanding of the impact of the credit crisis on your markets. With stock markets declining, oil prices falling by the day, businesses folding and consumer confidence waning how will this impact the reinsurance and insurance markets? Well the Geneva Association […]

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