elaborates on developments in the catastrophe bond market- post Katrina.
Prior to Hurricane Katrina, cat bond investor demand far outstripped supply, but the occurrence of the storm reversed this trend.
What is the status quo now?
And how do you see the cat bond market evolving in the future?
The cat bond market is mainly influenced by two factors - the price of tra
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