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Insurers raise the heat on weather derivatives

Rain or shine, the past year has seen a host of insurers jumping into the weather derivatives markets. Weather risks offer significant synergies with existing business lines and deal flow is on the up. Sarfraz Thind reports

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Monsanto pays $1bn for weather risk firm

The Climate Corporation's agricultural analytics were the attraction

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Asta brings new syndicate to Lloyd's

Nephila-backed Syndicate 2357 will underwrite catastrophe excess of loss reinsurance