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Wildfire peril pricing questioned

ILS market participants are re-evaluating whether the pricing of wildfire risk in catastrophe bonds is adequate, after the 8 November US wildfires caused between US$9bn-US$13bn worth of damage. However, the picture is likely to only become clear over 2019 as the claims are counted and the full scale of loss across multiple perils is measured.

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