Catastrophe bonds evolve to address credit risk issues

Catastrophe bonds evolve to address credit risk issues
Document type
Article
Corporate author(s)
Towers Watson
Publisher
Towers Watson
Date of publication
1 May 2010
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business, Management & leadership: including strategy, public sector management, operations and production
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This article looks at a number of solutions that have emerged in 2009 to address the issues that have led to a number of catastrophe bonds being downgraded due to credit-related events. Catastrophe bonds are structured with total return swaps (TRSs) to remove any investment and credit risk faced by investors.

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