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Unraveling the Nest: From a Market for Acts of God to a Market for Commodities

Paula Jarzabkowski, Rebecca Bednarek, and Paul Spee

in Making a Market for Acts of God: The Practice of Risk Trading in the Global Reinsurance Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199664764
eISBN:
9780191811487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664764.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

Chapter 6 introduces current shifts stemming from the fact that multinational insurance companies are now buying reinsurance as large bundled multi-territory, or even global, deals that cover ... More


Innovative Insurance-Linked Securities for Financing Extreme Events

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

In the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane season, reinsurance prices for catastrophic risks increased dramatically in the United States. The pronounced reduction in the size of the retrocession market ... More


Proposed Innovations for Dealing with Catastrophic Risks

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Hurricanes and other natural disasters cause significant damage which, combined with the growing population and assets in high-risk areas, underscores the need for a new approach not only for ... More


Loss-Spreading

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele

in Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645749
eISBN:
9780191747823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Focuses on the means by which loss-spreading is effected by insurance and on the issues of private law which arise in the process. Illustrates that losses are not merely spread within defined risk ... More


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