Claude Brown


Partner, Reed Smith

Claude Brown is a partner in Reed Smith’s Structured Finance team.  Based in London, he has been involved in the weather markets since their earliest days, having advised on the first European weather derivative transaction.  His practice covers the structuring, documentation and regulation of weather risk management instruments in Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa and North America.  He regularly advises on weather related structures involving derivatives, securities, insurance and alternative risk transfer instruments and their regulation, both as financial and environmental products.  He has assisted WRMA and ISDA in the development of their weather derivative documentation suite and regularly speaks on the legal and regulatory aspects of weather risk management products at conferences and seminars.  He was a board director of WRMA from 2001 to 2005 and is currently a board member since 2013.

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