ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Phoenix CRetro Reinsurance Company chief executive Kirill K Savrassov says as huge investments are being poured into the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) across Asia and Europe, introduction of catastrophe bonds can take the risk off the government balance sheets and reinforce macro-economic stability while providing access to rapid recovery funding. The […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE. PDF VERSION HERE Excellent management of cyclone Fani by the eastern Indian state of Odisha has become a text book example of how to manage natural catastrophes although the government is now faced with the task of post-disaster reconstruction. With low insurance penetration, the question of using capital markets as a means […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE India has launched a UN-backed initiative to tap the private sector to reduce the country’s exposure to disasters and the huge economic losses that they cause. The initiative, called ARISE India, started last month, would “turn the private sector’s attention to the importance of action before a disaster strikes and to take […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE As China grapples with the twin issues of increasing natural hazards and low insurance penetration, the economic progress it achieves tends to be annihilated. Catastrophe bonds can be a viable solution to this problem. Asia Insurance Review spoke with two insurance-linked securities experts to discuss the feasibility of CAT bonds as a risk […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Singapore’s first insurance-linked securities transaction (ILS) has been finalised, according to law firm Rajah & Tann Singapore which acted as Singapore counsel to the transaction. The ILS comprises a catastrophe bond sponsored by Insurance Australia Group. The bond is the first Australian dollar-denominated catastrophe bond in the global market and a A$75m […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE A Parliamentary panel has proposed comprehensive insurance coverage for all properties located in disaster prone areas. The Standing Committee on Finance noted that India has become more vulnerable in recent years to floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides, avalanches, etc, due to factors such as climate change, deforestation, and encroachments, etc, reported The Times […]

ОРИГИНАЛЬНАЯ ПУБЛИКАЦИЯ ЗДЕСЬ. Версия в PDF ЗДЕСЬ При ожидаемой стоимости в триллионы долларов и планах по развитию в 68 странах на 3-х континентах, инициатива «Один пояс, Один путь», естественным образом привлекает внимание всех участвующих сторон, как в государственном, так и частном секторах. Asia Insurance Review побеседовал о способах трансфера рисков в данном проекте с Кириллом Саврасовым, […]

原文的文章在这里。PDF版本在这里。IN ENGLISH HERE. НА РУССКОМ ЗДЕСЬ 由于成本预估将超过好几万亿美元,主要设施发展遍及三个大陆上涉及到68多个国家,因此中国的“一带一路”倡议很自然地吸引各种会员国家和工商界的注意。《Asia Insurance Review》采访了专门关注欧洲与独联体国家区域的百慕达Phoenix CRetro保险连接证券公司总裁吉里尔·萨符拉索夫(Kirill Savrassov)商量保险连接证券作为“一带一路”倡议的风险转移选择。 作者:阿努普·哈娜(Anoop Khanna) 中国的“一带一路”倡议应该是现代人类历史上最大的基础设施发展方案之一。Phoenix CRetro Reinsurance公司总裁吉里尔·萨符拉索夫(Kirill Savrassov)指出,“由于其规模和地理的多样化,一带一路相关的项目肯定面临着各种挑战和风险,无论是方案倡议者和其他的所有参与者”。目前该方案实现评价范围在九千亿至几万亿美元,其中最大的金融压力和工作由国有企业承担。

With its cost estimated to run into trillions of dollars and main developments spread over 70 countries in three continents, it is natural for China’s belt and road initiative to be in the spotlight of all participating countries and business sectors. As there are massive infrastructure investments in both China and many more nations including its neighboring countries, the (re)insurance industry, together with insurance-linked securities (ILS) community will have its own multi-task opportunities and challenges with regards to the BRI projects. Parametric reinsurance and particularly ILS risk transfer instruments are exact solutions for such issues at the sovereign or provincial government levels.

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Chinese President Xi Jinping has told senior officials to strengthen their ability to prevent and defuse major risks to ensure sustained and healthy economic development and social stability, according to the Xinhua news agency. In his speech, Mr Xi who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), highlighted […]