October 24th, 2008

The Week’s Top Stories: Oct 20 - 24, 2008

Posted at 2:00 AM ET

Cat Risk Comes Out of Hiding: advances in casualty catastrophe modeling may help protect you from “hidden” portfolio exposures.

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Sidecars Have a Specific Role to Play: low overhead and an inherent exit strategy are likely to help these vehicles regain prominence in the next hard market.

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FHCF Bonding Capacity Update: new estimates reflect the changes in the economic climate and emphasize the heavy dependence of the FHCF on post-event financing to meet its obligations.

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Push Pandemic Out of Insurance: the depth and flexibility of capital markets may provide a robust alternative to traditional reinsurance.

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Looking at a Downturn?: fears of a mega-catastrophe and pressure from broader economic conditions should keep underwriters from assuming inadequately priced risk.

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Clashing Conventions: Measuring and Managing Exposure: by triangulating among workers compensation, convention, and venue databases, the measurement of convention clash risk is becoming a reality.

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