BRADENTON, Fla. - The Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund has selected a 23-member financial services team that today begins fast-tracking a finance plan to provide the state-run, nonprofit reinsurer with up to $3 billion, or possibly more, of liquidity for the hurricane season that begins June 1.

The team was presented yesterday to Gov. Charlie Crist, the state's elected chief financial officer, Alex Sink, and Attorney General Bill McCollum, who are trustees of the State Board of Administration which oversees the Cat Fund.

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