Calibrating CAT Bonds for Mexican Earthquakes
This article examines the calibration of a real parametric catastrophe bond (CAT bond) for earthquakes sponsored by the Mexican government, which is of a high interest as it delivers several policy-relevant findings. The results demonstrate that a combination of reinsurance and CAT bond is optimal in the sense that it provides coverage for a lower cost and lower exposure at default than reinsurance itself. A hybrid CAT bond for earthquakes is also priced in order to reduce the basis and moral risk borne by the sponsor and to reflect the value of the loss by several variables. Copyright (c) The Journal of Risk and Insurance, 2010.
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Volume (Year): 77 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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