The Pandemic Wager

Slavin, Al
February 2009
Best's Review;Feb2009, Vol. 109 Issue 10, p81
Trade Publication
The article discusses facts on securitizing pandemic risk. It is The previous practice of securitizing pandemic risk exposure has still faced challenges in growing its investor base, especially in light of economic conditions that have weakened investor appetite. It is stated that securitizing pandemic risk lets insurers and reinsurers offload exposure and free up capacity. Others think mortality trigger points that allow access to bond principal may trend downward in future offerings.


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