FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The government of Mexico has returned to the catastrophe bond market with the help of the World Bank and its International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), seeking a $425 million or larger slice of parametric earthquake and hurricane disaster insurance from the capital markets through an issue we’ve named IBRD / […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE. LINK TO THE WORKSHOP PAGE HERE The human cost of disasters is not just measured in the deaths and injuries that they cause, but also in terms of their lasting economic impact on survivors and countries. Natural disasters don’t just destroy homes, factories, shops, and fields; they can altogether annihilate years of economic […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Establishing a national disaster insurance scheme is one of the main features of the UNDP’s NAP for Bosnia & Herzegovina. Improving BiH’s preparedness for dealing with Nat Cat events is instrumental considering the expected increase in flood losses and the very low current insurance coverage. Over the past eighteen years the country […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE A World Economic Forum (WEF) initiative focused on responses to humanitarian risk is investigating areas where catastrophe bonds may prove valuable tools for risk sharing with private markets and investors, according to a United Nations representative. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is an international organisation focused on public-private cooperation. Its annual […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE 349 de cladiri din Bucuresti sunt incadrate in clasa I de risc seismic (constructii cu risc ridicat de prabusire la cutremurul de proiectare corespunzator starii limita), conform AMCCRS – Administratia Municipala pentru Consolidarea Cladirilor cu Risc Seismic – care a publicat pe site lista actualizata a imobilelor expertizate tehnic din punctul de […]

Перевод оригинальной статьи (in English) для 16-го конгресса SIRC. PDF версия здесь. 中文 По словам руководителя компании Phoenix CRetro Кирилла Саврасова, внедрение катастрофических облигаций на фоне инвестиций в проекты инициативы «Один пояс, Один путь» сможет нивелировать риск крупных бюджетных потерь и укрепить макроэкономическую стабильность региона стран бывшего СССР и западных Балкан путем организации инструментов быстрого доступа к финансовым ресурсам, […]

ОРИГИНАЛЬНАЯ ПУБЛИКАЦИЯ ЗДЕСЬ Международные инвестиции в InsurTech растут практически в геометрической прогрессии. Они уже превысили $4,4 млрд и могут достичь $6 млрд. Это почти в два раза превышает итоги 2018 года. Денис Гаврилов, директор по развитию бизнеса в страховании ИТ-компании КРОК, рассказывает, в какие технологии и компании инвесторы вкладывают такие существенные суммы, что происходит в России и чего […]

Public sector demand, ESG qualities support ILS growth: HSBC’s Hoekema, Goonewardene

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The ongoing expansion of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class is increasingly supported by government and NGO activity, while investors take advantage of a compelling ESG proposition, according to Andries Hoekema, HSBC Global Asset Management and Helen Goonewardene, HSBC Issuer Services. Surpassing $90 billion in 2018, the ILS market has continued, […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE. PDF VERSION HERE China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the economic project which aims to recreate the ancient Silk Road that linked Europe to Asia, needs protecting. ILS could provide the perfect solution, as Kirill K. Savrassov, chief executive of Phoenix CRetro Reinsurance Company, tells Bermuda:Re+ILS. In September a 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook Istanbul, triggering the evacuation of schools […]

IDF members commit $5bn of capacity to support InsuResilience goals

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Members of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) have committed to provide up to US $5 billion of risk capacity to support delivery of the InsuResilience Vision 2025 goals, while the United Nations and other sovereign actors have committed to extending climate and disaster insurance to 500 million. Announced yesterday in New […]