Climate Risk and the Weather Market: Financial Risk Management with Weather Hedges

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Provides a highly accessible and complete coverage of weather risk management as seen from the perspective of practitioners, consultants and academics.

Introduces the non-specialist reader to the essentials of weather risk transfer including the market, instruments and insurance and derivative strategies currently employed by those in the industry regarding weather and climate forecasting, climate variability and data cleaning and enhancement. You will discover the numerous ways in which the weather affects business and quickly learn how to apply this knowledge to protect your interests.

You will also appreciate the increasing importance of this expanding field that is fuelled by the ongoing growth in the range and diversity of available weather-indexed insurance and derivatives.

Advanced readers will benefit from the more complex issues presented including building weather derivative pricing and risk models, managing derivative portfolios, forecasting and measuring weather risk, weather note securitisation and weather risk management in developing countries .

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About the Author:

Dr Robert S. Dischel, is currently the president of the Weather Market Observer, a weather risk consulting venture in New York City. Bob gained his financial quantitative skills working in the capital markets for almost two decades, resulting in a position as a managing director in the Portfolio department of a multi-billion dollar US insurer.

Before his work in the Capital Markets, Bob was a university professor. Bob is a frequent speaker at weather risk, energy and financial conferences, and has published several articles on weather risk practices. He is certified by the American Meteorological Society as a Consulting Meteorologist, and is a member of the National Council of Industrial Meteorologists in the US. Bob earned a PhD in oceanography from New York University in 1975.

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"An outstanding source of technical information on weather risk management." -- David A. Portman, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

"Climate Risk and the Weather Market is an important addition to the growing literature on weather risk management." -- Satyajit Das, The Finance and Treasury Professional

"This book provides several well written and easy-to-follow chapters on some of the important topics in this field." -- Maryam Golnaraghi, Ph.D. President - Climate Risk Solutions, Inc.

"This edited collection is the bible on weather derivatives." -- Glyn Holton, Contingency Analysis

"Very impressive, brings together all of the relevant issues in the development of the weather market in one place." -- Jeff Porter, HETCO Weather Derivatives

An important addition to the growing literature on weather risk management. -- Satyajit Das, The Finance and Treasury Professional

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