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Managing Economic Exposures of Natural Disasters: Exploring Alternative Financial Risk Management Opportunities and Instruments

  • Torben Andersen
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    The report makes a general assessment of the need for catastrophe risk transfer in Latin America and the Caribbean. It analyzes different ways in which risk transfer can take place in the form of conventional reinsurance contracts as well as newer derivative instruments and risk-linked securities.

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    Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications (Working Papers) with number 8934.

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    Date of creation: Nov 2001
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