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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


Introduction: The Insuring Instinct

James Harold

in The Value of Risk: Swiss Re and the History of Reinsurance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689804
eISBN:
9780191769450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689804.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Innovation

The introduction by Harold James traces the idea of modern insurance back to its formative and speculative years in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and investigates how it gradually helped to ... More


The Global Market and Liberalization 1980–2010

Harold James, Peter Borscheid, David Gugerli, and Tobias Straumann

in The Value of Risk: Swiss Re and the History of Reinsurance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689804
eISBN:
9780191769450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689804.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Innovation

During the following decades reinsurers increased their risk-modelling techniques and started publishing widely on technical issues in journals such as Swiss Re's sigma publication which set the ... More


A Framework for Linking Supply and Demand of Disaster Insurance

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/9780262012829.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the effectiveness of current and alternative disaster insurance programs by looking at the demand for protection by homeowners and the supply of coverage. In particular, it ... More


Bermuda

Christopher M. Bruner

in Re-Imagining Offshore Finance: Market-Dominant Small Jurisdictions in a Globalizing Financial World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190466879
eISBN:
9780190466909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466879.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory that has long represented a mid-Atlantic waypoint between England and America. Notwithstanding its inauspicious origins, remote location, ... More


The Big Restructuring

Harold James, Peter Borscheid, David Gugerli, and Tobias Straumann

in The Value of Risk: Swiss Re and the History of Reinsurance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689804
eISBN:
9780191769450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689804.003.0021
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Innovation

In the mid 1990s, Swiss Re made a radical shift in its strategy and elected a CEO not from reinsurance but from a management consulting background. The new strategy was to free up capital and divest ... More


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