Weather is the single most important factor in influencing price volatility, volume fluctuations and revenues for an estimated 80% of global business activity. In effect, weather risk is becoming just as important as interest rate risk and exchange rate risk in its effect on your business revenues and bottom line.
Furthermore disaster hedging by developing nations is set to be a human success story of the 21st century in the weather derivatives arena. Poor countries are actively employing these tools (with the help of aid agencies and multilateral organizations) to protect themselves from drought-induced malaise and to facilitate agricultural insurance to their farmers.
Weather Risk Management brings together a collection of experts on the subject to look at this changing area, the strategies and innovations and features detailed studies on agriculture and energy.
Introduction to Weather Risk Management
Oxbridge Weather Capital
Living in Interesting Times - Critical Risks and Risk Management
Nomad Energy Consulting
SECTION 2: WEATHER RISK MANAGEMENT AND HEDGING STRATEGIES
Evolution of Weather Derivatives and Contract Types
The Development of the Weather Derivatives Market in India
Centre for Insurance and Risk Management
Weather Derivatives and Insurance: Critical Legal Distinctions
McDermott Will &amp;amp; Emery
SECTION 3: SECTOR STUDIES IN AGRICULTURE AND ENERGY
Index Insurance for Agriculture in Developing Countries: Moving Beyond Pilots
Erin Bryla and Joanna Syroka
The World Bank; United Nations World Food Programme
Rainfall Insurance in Semi-Arid India: Contract Design, Household Participation and Future Prospects
Xavier Giné, Robert Townsend, James Vickery
The World Bank; MIT Economics Department; Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Preparing for a rainy day: Weather-based financial risk management solutions for the agricultural markets
Managing combined weather and price risk for the energy industry - hedging considerations
SECTION 4: INNOVATIONS IN RISK MANAGEMENT
Genuine Alpha, Perfect Security - Reaffirming ILS Rationales
Managing Catastrophic Risk - Beyond Cat Bonds
Steve E Smith
CERVO: Community Early Recovery Voucher Scheme for Catastrophic Weather Disaster Hedging
Ulrich Hess, Niels Balzer, Sandro Calmanti, Michael Portegies-Zwart
Managing weather risk in a changing climate – opportunities from the developing science
Dubbed as Asia’s Al Gore by leading global investment bank Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific and global strategy magazine Strategic Direction, Kenny has written on sustainability, climate change, clean tech, waste and green entrepreneurship for the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal. He is on the board of governors at the University of East London and also a visiting fellow/adjunct professor teaching on the world’s first MBA in strategic carbon management at the Norwich Business School (University of East Anglia).
He sits on the Global Judging Panel of the Wall Street Journal’s Technology Innovation Awards and the Asian Wall Street Journal’s Asian Innovation Awards. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder from the CFA Institute.