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Plenum may target UK with catastrophe bond fund

3rd October 2012

Swiss insurance-linked securities investment manager Plenum Investments may target UK retail investors with its catastrophe bond fund if there is sufficient interest to bring the fund there, according to comments from Plenum’s chief executive Rainer Grünig. Quoted in the FT Adviser, Grünig said that the Plenum CAT Bond Fund, which is currently available in Swiss […]

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Carrefour to factor weather data into sales forecasts and merchandising

2nd May 2012

French supermarket retailer Carrefour, who have more 4,500 retail outlets in the country, is turning to a weather risk management information provider to assist them in making better decisions on merchandising and product selection. Through the deal with weather forecaster and data provider Metnext, Carrefour will integrate weather data into their sales forecasting and understanding […]

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Opportunities for investors in catastrophe risks (now including retail investors)

7th November 2011

Another week, another article in the press discussing the growing interest in catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities amongst the investment community. eFinancialNews.com (a Dow Jones franchise) carries an article (titled ‘Investors see opportunity in devastation risk’) today discussing the merits of cat bonds and other ILS and the growing interest in them from investors who […]

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