This handbook examines the latest techniques and strategies that are used to unlock the risk transfer capacity of global financial and capital markets. Taking the financial crisis and global recession into account, it frames and contextualises non-traditional risk transfer tools created over the last 20 years. Featuring contributions from distinguished academics and professionals from around the world, this book covers in detail issues in securitization, financial risk management and innovation, structured finance and derivatives, life and non-life pure risk management, market and financial reinsurance, CAT risk management, crisis management, natural, environmental and man-made risks, terrorism risk, risk modelling, vulnerability and resilience. This handbook will be of interest to academics, researchers and practitioners in the field of risk transfer.
Maurizio Pompella is Professor of Financial Intermediaries Economics at the School of Economics and Management at the University of Siena, Italy. He is highly sought for his teaching, and has lectured at Universities in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Russian Federation and China. Among his other scholarly pursuits he has been serving as a reviewer for the prestigious Journal of Risk and Insurance, and is the Editor of the forthcoming series Palgrave Studies in Risk and Insurance. Nicos Scordis is a Professor at the School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science at St. John's University in New York, USA. He was honoured with the prestigious Les B. Strickler Innovation in Instruction Award from the American Risk and Insurance Association for his educational contributions to the developing speciality of alternative risk transfer. He publishes both in scholarly journals and in professional publications on the topic of value creation in the risk and insurance industry.