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Planning for a rainy day—understanding weather derivatives

Planning for a rainy day—understanding weather derivatives
Published on: 13 May 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Planning for a rainy day—understanding weather derivatives
  • What exactly are weather derivatives?
  • How have weather derivatives developed since they were first used?
  • Who is using this sort of derivative?
  • What are the challenges in designing these derivatives?
  • To what extent have/can such derivatives operate instead/alongside insurance?
  • With weather becoming more extreme (and more difficult to predict), has this helped or hindered the market for weather derivatives?
  • What does the future hold for weather derivatives?

Article summary

Banking & Finance analysis: How can businesses utilise weather derivatives to protect themselves from adverse weather events? Joanna Perkins of South Square Chambers looks at the development of weather derivatives and their role in managing risk. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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