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Below normal heating demand season predicted this winter

8th October 2012

It looks like the U.S. is heading for another ‘warmer than average’ winter in the 2012/2013 heating demand season, according to a forecast from MDA EarthSat Weather, a consulting group for weather risk and commodity weather products and services. Their seasonal winter outlook covering December 2012 to February 2013 predicts that the season will average […]

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Warm winter highlights weather hedging winners

22nd May 2012

The warmer than average winter, which has been responsible for a number of reports of losses to weather exposed businesses and a growing interest in weather derivatives and weather risk management tools, also reveals some of the weather hedging winners who had protection in place against the unseasonably warm weather. A good example of this […]

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Renaissance Re loses out due to warmer than average winter

14th May 2012

Bermuda domiciled reinsurer Renaissance Re’s weather and energy risk management arm, RenRe Energy Advisors Ltd., have seen a large seasonal loss over the winter due to warmer than normal conditions across the U.S. and Europe according to their recent quarterly earnings call (transcript available here). It’s their second quarterly loss in succession as both Q4 […]

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March 2012 was the warmest on record in the U.S.

3rd April 2012

Here on Artemis we often discuss the vagaries of the weather and climate and this March was certainly an unusual month worth commenting on. The U.S. saw the warmest March on record since 1950, based on natural gas weighted Heated Degree Days (GWHDDs), according to an MDA EarthSat Weather press release. As well as breaking […]

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Hot weather slows weather derivatives trading volumes

11th August 2011

Environmental Finance, the monthly magazine covering the impact of environmental issues on lending, insurance, investment and trading decisions, have published an interesting news article on the weather derivatives market today. The article shows that the recent hot weather across the U.S., which resulted in the fourth warmest July on record, has impacted weather derivatives trading […]

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Weather derivatives traders cash in on heatwave

22nd July 2011

The U.S. has been suffering from unusually high temperatures, dry weather and heatwaves across many regions in recent days and weeks. High temperatures mean weather traders are busy as companies and traders seek to hedge their weather risks using instruments such as weather derivatives.

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