Chichilnisky, Graciela (1996): Financial Innovation in Property Catastrophe Reinsurance: The Convergence of Insurance and Capital Markets. Published in: Risk Financing Newsletter , Vol. 13, No. No. 2 (June 1996)
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The property catastrophe reinsurance industry faces a major challenge. Since 1989, climatic volatility has produced unprecedented insured losses of $43 billion, $18 billion of which were from Hurricane Andrew alone. A surge of insurer defaults and dramatic changes in capacity and pricing have followed in their wake.
Catastrophic risks must be addressed with innovative financial approaches that bring the insurance industry closer to the securities industry. This article discusses the new financial instruments that can be successfully used to hedge unknown catastrophe risks.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Financial Innovation in Property Catastrophe Reinsurance: The Convergence of Insurance and Capital Markets|
|Keywords:||insurance; catastrophe; financial markets; securitization; hedge; climate change; climate volatility; reinsurance; capacity; catastrophic risk; catastrophe bundles; catastrophe futures; law of large numbers; risk financing|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G22 - Insurance; Insurance Companies
G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G32 - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q54 - Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming
|Depositing User:||Graciela Chichilnisky|
|Date Deposited:||19. Apr 2008 03:30|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 08:24|
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