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Cat Bond Investments of European Insurance Companies

abstract Although catastrophe bonds are continuing to gain importance in today’s risk transfer and capital markets, little is known about the decision-making processes that drive the demand for this aspiring asset class. In this project, we focus on one segment of the investing community. Our main research goal is to identify major determinants of the cat bond investment decision of insurance and reinsurance companies.
   
keywords Insurance-Linked Securities, Cat Bonds, Asset Management
   
partner Swiss Re
type applied research project
status completed
start of project 2011
end of project 2012
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topics Insurance-Linked Securities, Cat Bonds, Asset Management
methods Survey/Interviews, Exploratory Factor Analysis, Logistic Regression
contact Alexander Braun