Agricultural Risk Transfer From Insurance to Reinsurance to Capital Markets Wiley Finance Series
Auteur : Hohl Roman
Praise for Agricultural Risk Transfer
"Agricultural Risk Transfer is an outstanding source of technical
information combined with real-world experience by a seasoned industry
expert and should be in the bookshelf of every professional in the
agricultural (re)insurance industry. References to numerous industry
case studies and links to opensource data nicely facilitate the
understanding of the key concepts."
—Dr Lambert Muhr, Head (Agriculture North- and Latin-America), Munich Re (Germany)
"This volume is an important addition to the growing literature on
agricultural risk management. It comprehensively synthesizes a host of
relevant issues related to both mature and emerging agricultural
markets. Agricultural Risk Transfer is a great resource for researchers
and students seeking to gain deeper insight into how insurance and other
financial instruments can stimulate investment in agriculture by
transferring catastrophic risks out of local areas and into global
—Prof Barry Barnett, Chair, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky (USA)
"Risk transfer is a crucial element of disaster risk finance and an
important instrument for the sustainable rural development and financial
inclusion. This book summarizes all key concepts of it and comes right
in time as the implementation of more agricultural (re)insurance and
capital market risk transfer solutions is needed more than ever in the
wake of the increasing adverse impact of climate change."
—Thomas Kessler, Principal Finance Specialist (Disaster Insurance), Asia Development Bank (Philippines)
"Through its holistic approach and case studies, Agricultural Risk
Transfer forms the ideal basis for regulators and government agencies to
approach and integrate agricultural risk transfer into national risk
—Wang Qi, Director, Agriculture Division, Property & Casualty Department, China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (China)
"Insurance-linked securities offer interesting opportunities for the
agricultural sector – this book comprehensively analyses and illustrates
how cat bonds, industry loss warranties and other capital market
instruments can be applied to agricultural risks."
—Dr Hervé Castella, Head of Third-Party Capital, Partner Re (Switzerland)
"A very large portion of people living in extreme poverty have their
livelihoods tied to some form of farming and 93% of those living in
extreme poverty are in countries that are politically fragile and/or
environmentally vulnerable and ill-equipped to help their people when
there is a natural disaster. Making matters worse, 94% of the economic
losses from natural disasters over 1990–2016 in low- and middle-income
countries were uninsured. This 'protection gap' is particularly acute
for agricultural insurance. This book provides a comprehensive and
thoughtful analysis for the challenges in risk transfer for agriculture
and promises to contribute to efforts in closing the protection gap. The
chapter on data is outstanding and very useful as we also identified
data as a major constraint in providing risk transfer in low- and
—Prof Jerry Skees, Founder, Chief Strategy Officer and Director, Global Parametrics (USA)
DR. ROMAN MARCO HOHL is one of the best-known agricultural reinsurance underwriters in the industry. He has worked on most primary aspects of agricultural risk transfer, including work for reinsurance companies such as Partner Re, Converium and Swiss Re. With these companies, he built agricultural underwriting teams and developed new insurance schemes. He also led the development of agricultural risk models for India and China at the Asia Risk Centre, a leading agricultural risk modelling company which is now part of Risk Management Solutions.
Having worked in Singapore for 6 years and been at the forefront of the development of agricultural insurance in China, India and Southeast Asia Dr. Hohl has a deep understanding of the challenges of emerging markets. He has held various advisory appointments, including with the World Economic Forum (food security in Southeast Asia) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (catastrophe risk assessment). He has also served as adjunct professor and deputy director at the Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management (ICRM) of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
He currently supports the industry through advisory mandates including work for the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) in developing index- based risk transfer solutions. Dr. Hohl also collaborates with the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) and the National University of Singapore on modelling agricultural risks, food security and risk transfer.
Roman holds a PhD in Geoscience (Atmosphere) from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). Research from his PhD thesis was used to develop the first probabilistic hail model for the European insurance industry. He has contributed numerous articles to research journals and the risk transfer media, including television interviews.
Date de parution : 01-2019
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