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Investing in Catastrophe

Catastrophe bonds - what are they? And is it sensible for pension funds to expose themselves to natural disasters, when our climate is becoming ever less predictable?

Catastrophe bonds - what are they? And is it sensible for pension funds to expose themselves to natural disasters, when our climate is becoming ever less predictable?

Rob Young speaks to Bill Dubinsky of insurance brokers WTW Securities, pensions consultant John Ralfe, and pensions industry spokesperson Caroline Escott, among others.

Also in the programme, Rose Goslinga of innovative agricultural insurer Pula explains why she is including fertiliser and seed in her insurance packages for African farmers. And Jeremy Wagstaff of Reuters questions whether the selfie is as narcissistic as people assume.

(Picture: Man stands amongst the debris of his home in Barbuda after the island was struck by Hurricane Jose; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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