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Scientific approach to catastrophic risk reinsurance

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    The article discusses particular forms of reinsurance treaties that are used within activities of insurance companies. Each of the treaties in question offers different possibilities of protecting an insurance company’s portfolio by providing different ways of the risk transfer. Reinsurance is necessary to perform correct financial economy of an insurance company. Hence, appropriate selection of a scope and methods of reinsurance in the context of insuring risks of catastrophical nature gains in particular importance. Catastrophical risk are more and more frequently observed and they are more and more expensive. The paper suggests application of a decision tree as a tool that supports an optimal selection of the scope of reinsurance for a given structure of the insurance portfolio.

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    Paper provided by Osterreichish-Rumanischer Akademischer Verein in its series Papers with number 2012/409.

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    Length: 10 pages
    Date of creation: 19 Mar 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:ris:sphedp:2012_409

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    Keywords: reinsurance treaties; risk;

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