Chichilnisky, Graciela (1996): The Future of Global Reinsurance. Published in: Global Reinsurance North American Special (1996): pp. 67-71.
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To provide a map to the future, we need a realistic appraisal of how we got where we are. This is the story of how humans have hedged risks. There are two basic and distinct approaches: statistical and economical. The former is typical of the insurance industry; the latter typifies the securities industry. Both are needed to manage today's catastrophic risks. Neither alone will do. I will show below how a combination of both leads to efficient outcomes, and is the way to be the future.
Hedging unknown catastrophic risks requires a blend of skills from the securities and the insurance industries. By tapping large and liquid capital markets, reinsurers will be better able to deal with correlated, catastrophic risks. At the end of the intelligent customized use of derivatives and technology will separate the winners from the losers.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Future of Global Reinsurance|
|Keywords:||hedging; hedge risk; reinsurance; catastrophe; catastrophic risks; securitization; environmental risks; global finance; catastrophe bundles; pricing|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G22 - Insurance; Insurance Companies
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates > E44 - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q51 - Valuation of Environmental Effects
|Depositing User:||Graciela Chichilnisky|
|Date Deposited:||19. Apr 2008 04:03|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 22:38|
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