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 As investments into China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) increase, Kirill Savrassov, CEO of Phoenix CRetro Reinsurance Company, told Baden-Baden Today that it represents big opportunities and challenges for the reinsurance industry, especially from a cat perspective. He said the project, led by China and sometimes described as a multibillion dollar rebirth […]

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 […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Bangladesh could benefit from the use of insurance and reinsurance structures including catastrophe bonds as a way to secure much needed capacity enabling it to better respond to natural disasters and climate related risks, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Having completed a new economic assessment of the country, the […]

ORIGINAL ARTICLE IN PDF HERE. MONTE-CARLO TODAY DAY 4 MAGAZINE HERE (EMAG) There is a potentially big opportunity for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) markets to develop parametric cat bonds that could cover some of the growing risks in Eastern Europe and Western areas of Asia, according to Kirill Savrassov, chief executive of PhoenixCRetro. Savrassov told […]

Gradual pick-up of ILS transactions expected in Asia: Fitch

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond activity is expected to gradually accelerate in the Asia region, providing investor interest in the ILS asset class remains strong, according to Fitch Ratings. While insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralized forms of reinsurance in general are familiar concepts in North America and Europe, there has […]

Lekima the second most costly China typhoon as estimate hits $7.4bn

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Typhoon Lekima is without doubt set to become one of the most expensive natural disaster events to strike China in recent years, with the latest economic damage estimate of approximately US $7.4 billion placing the storm as the second most expensive typhoon to hit China ever. Typhoon Lekima came ashore in […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev briefed the April 25-27 Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on the country’s infrastructure development and transport potential. “Over the past ten years, Kazakhstan has invested about $30 billion on infrastructure development, transport and logistics assets and competence. Almost 3,000 kilometres of […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE ‘Dry port’ pins its hopes on foreign investors to spur faster growth A worker at Khorgos Gateway, which operates a container terminal on the border between Kazakhstan and China, directs a crane as it unloads steel coils from a container. (photo by Wataru Suzuki) KHORGOS, Kazakhstan — One of the most ambitious projects in China’s […]