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Philippines considering catastrophe pools and bonds

18th October 2010

The Philippines is one of those nations which is extremely exposed to natural disasters and weather risks. From flooding, to wildfires to super-typhoons (like Megi which is currently impacting part of the Philippines) any country so exposed to disasters needs a robust catastrophe reinsurance strategy to help them recover from catastrophes quickly.

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Could state windstorm plans survive a hurricane?

25th September 2010

Most U.S. states which are at risk of landfalling hurricanes have state windstorm plans and pools which are designed to be insurers of last resort for people living in high-risk zones where getting any insurance cover is difficult. So as the ultimate backstop for some states how would they fair if a major hurricane hit?

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