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Horizon Fund

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Access to to cat bonds, life and non life insurance securitisations and weather derivatives via a fund structure.

A SQUARE :: 31Jul07 Horizon Fund
Category Insurance
Faculty Diego Wauters
Expertise Insurance And Weather Linked Investing
Author Sona Blessing
Faculty Name
•Fund’s manager have expertise and experience in products combining financial and insurance characteristics (cat bonds and weather derivatives)
•track record (incepted in July 1999)
•returns are uncorrelated to traditional financial markets
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