The role of catastrophe bonds in an international multi-asset portfolio: Diversifier, hedge, or safe haven?

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We examine whether catastrophe bonds can serve as a hedge or a safe haven for global stock, bond, real estate, commodity, private equity, and infrastructure markets. Our findings indicate that catastrophe bonds are a poor hedge, but they act as an effective diversifier against other asset classes. Furthermore, catastrophe bonds serve as a strong safe haven against extreme price drops of the stock market only during the post-crisis period.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101198
JournalFinance Research Letters
Publication statusPublished - 01.03.2020
Externally publishedYes

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    Research areas

  • Alternative investments, Catastrophe bonds, DCC GARCH, Diversifier, Hedge, Safe haven
  • Management studies