Risky reinsurance deals ‘could jeopardise pay-outs to disaster victims’

21 May 2015

Changes in the reinsurance industry could harm both investors and the victims of disasters who rely on insurance payouts to rebuild their homes and communities, according to a new book co-authored by a UQ Business School academic.

Dr Paul Spee was one of a team of researchers who carried out a study of reinsurance trading – a US$575bn financial market that trades in the risk of unpredictable events and disasters.

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