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(Revised from original 2006 version)
2006 Hurricane Risk
In May 2006, a resident of Key West, Florida had to decide whether to renew his policy to insure against hurricane damage. The policy would cost $13,000 for one year, $5,000 more than what he paid in 2005. At the same time, a wealthy California resident was contemplating an opportunity to buy a "cat note" that offered a high yield, but with a chance of losing the full investment if severe hurricanes struck the coastline of the United States.
Keywords: Capital Markets;
Perold, Andre F., and Erik Stafford. "2006 Hurricane Risk." Harvard Business School Case 207-075, March 2008. (Revised from original October 2006 version.)