Every cloud's silver lining

WEATHER DERIVATIVES

Hedge funds are portrayed as complex; but their motto of investment is straightforward, 'positive returns,' come hell or high water.

There are various strategies to generate these returns but if they can be generated with a low correlation with the major markets, better diversification can result for investors in these funds as can an improvement in the risk-adjusted returns of their portfolio.

The market for catastrophe (CAT) bonds was first developed in the wake of reinsurance capacity short

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