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Evolution Markets launches catastrophe derivatives desk

12th August 2008

Evolution Markets has today announced the launch of a new division focused on broking and structured transaction services for the catastrophe derivatives market. The new division will offer the ability to tailor transactions to suit a particular reinsurance or risk management need. That combined with the weather derivatives desk puts Evolution Markets in a strong […]

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Government regulated ‘coastal hurricane zones’?

16th July 2008

Travelers have a plan to help solve coastal homeowners insurance problems by ‘coastal hurricane zones’ regulated by the federal government. Great idea (read the story for the full plan), and it would seem to me that if regulated these should become the zones that hurricane derivatives and catastrophe bonds are based on in the future.

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Carvill Hurricane Index derivatives selling well

14th July 2008

Reinsurance Magazine is reporting that Carvill have announced that it’s Carvill Hurricane Index contracts are selling extremely well on the CME. They say that the total traded in value is now fast approaching $60m. Considering these contracts only launched just over a year ago this is a great endorsement of exchange trading catastrophe risks. It […]

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Brit Insurance starts trading on IFEX

21st May 2008

Brit Insurance has become the first London market insurance player to commence trading insurance-linked derivatives on the Insurance Futures Exchange Services platform (IFEX). This landmark announcement shows the important of markets such as this to allow insurers extra flexibility in managing their clients portfolios of risk. Dane Douetil, Chief Executive of Brit Insurance Holdings PLC, […]

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