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November 2012

Innovation Swiss Re places first bonds to combine natural catastrophe and mortality risks

Swiss Re has obtained USD 200 million in coverage against North Atlantic hurricane and UK extreme mortality risk through its new Mythen Re programme...

February 2012

Pedagogy Variable Annuities : the future of Life Insurance ?

As products at the forefront of finance and Insurance which propose a number of types of guarantees and multiple options corresponding, in theory, to the essential needs of clients (availability of funds, profitability, security), Variable Annuity stands to become the new (...)

November 2011

Interview Jean-Louis Bertrand : « Many companies have recognized the need to hedge against weather risk »

According to Jean-Louis Bertrand, an expert in weather risk management with METNEXT, this risk is likely over $ 400 billion per year, comparable to the foreign exchange risk. The business demand for hedging would be in the process of structuring the market (...)

August 2008

Interview Bruno Dupire: «The problem of finance is not to compute......»

A pioneer of local volatility models and leader of quantitative research at Société Générale then Paribas, Bruno Dupire, gives us his vision of markets and responds to criticism of the local volatility...

November 2007

Reading A fractal view of the markets, Benoit Mandelbrot

In an uncompromising book, Benoit Mandelbrot, French graduate from Ecole Polytechnique, denounces the inconsistency of the orthodox theory of finance and presents his fractal vision of the markets

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