sigma 04/2009 The role of indices in transferring insurance risks to the capital markets

According to Swiss Re’s new sigma study, “The role of indices in transferring insurance risks to the capital markets”, both (re)insurers and investors benefit when clearly defined and regularly updated indices are used in insurance-linked securities (ILS) and other risk-transfer instruments. These instruments provide (re)insurers with an additional capital management tool, while investors gain access to an attractive, diversifying asset class.

4/2009 The role of indices in transferring insurance risks to the capital markets

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