Making a Market for Acts of God: Media Cover and Industry Comment

May 19, 2015

From Paula Jarzabkowski

Dear Socialising Finance Community,

As you know, our book on  Making a Market for Acts of God has recently been released. It has certainly raised controversial comment in the press, from the FT to the BBC and, most lately, Bloomberg TV: http://bloom.bg/1IxMXOi with much industry debate about the implications of bundling risk, and the influx of alternative capital underpinning the growth of insurance linked securities. Certainly, the potential for market failure arising from changes to existing changing trading norms and practices is one aspect of the book’s ‘call-to-arms” for the industry.

I therefore invite you, as members of the socialising finance community to hear what the book is really about, and to have your say. Please do feel free to also forward this invitation to any colleagues who might be interested to know more. You can register to attend on the link below.

You are invited to:  Reinsurance markets and the future of trading large-scale risk

Tuesday 9th June 2015, 6-7.30 pm 

Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, EC1Y 8TZ

The global market for large-scale risks has never been more important, as climate change exacerbates natural disasters and concerns arise over new threats such as cyber-risk.

Join us for a drinks and canapé reception as we launch our Oxford University Press book: Making a Market for Acts of God: The practice of risk-trading in the global reinsurance industry (authored by Paula Jarzabkowski, Rebecca Bednarek and Paul Spee)

The event will present the findings about the practice of trading risk in the global reinsurance industry and will also feature an expert panel debating the implications for the future of trading in large-scale risk and reflect on the lessons we can learn from other markets.

To register and learn more about this event click: http://www.city.ac.uk/events/2015/june/reinsurance-markets-and-the-future-of-trading-large-scale-risk; #CassReinsurance

  • ​Speaker: Paula Jarzabkowski, Professor of Strategic Management at Cass Business School, City University London

Expert industry and academic panel:

  • Tom Bolt, Executive Team member and Director of Performance Management at Lloyd’s of London
  • Clem Booth, (re)insurance industry veteran, formerly executive board member of Allianz SE and CEO of Aon Benfield Global Inc and many other executive positions in the industry.
  • Michael Power, Professor of Accounting, and former Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation at LSE

Event information

Date: 9th June, 2015 6pm registration, presentation and panel 6.30-7.30 pm, drinks 7.30-8.15 pm

Location: Room LG001, Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ

2 Responses to “Making a Market for Acts of God: Media Cover and Industry Comment”


  1. Thank you for invitation!


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