November 16, 2012
Financial Times – How to . . . make money from the weather

The ravaging of the east coast of the US by Hurricane Sandy last month highlighted the devastating impact of weather-related disasters. In addition to leaving more than 100 people dead, the storm is expected to rank among the eight costliest in the US, with estimated costs to insurers of between $10bn-$20bn. The total economic damage is expected to be as much as $50bn.