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 […]

Parametric ILS “vital” to reduce protection gaps, increase resilience: Mark Carney, Bank of England

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, discussed the role of insurance and reinsurance technology as an essential financial took to smooth the world’s transition to a 1.5 degree world and highlighted the role of insurance-linked securities (ILS) within that. Speaking on Sunday in New York, on the sidelines […]

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 […]

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 […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The U.S. state of California is getting increasingly serious about the use of insurance or risk transfer to provide financing against climate risks and financing to support climate adaptation and resilience building. The state is already in the process of putting into place legislation that would allow it to purchase insurance, […]

Cost, efficiency, product & unbundling vital to protection gap initiatives

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Public and private market efforts and collaboration to narrow or even close the insurance protection gap need to be accelerated and uptake of risk transfer needs to be extended, according to Chairman of AXA Denis Duverne. Speaking at an Insurance Development Forum (IDF) day held at the International Insurance Society (IIS) […]

Jan Kellett, senior adviser, Finance Hub, United Nations Development Program, said large populations will be better served when insurers work with organizations and governments to tailor products to fill unmet needs.  

CCRIF to expand parametric insurance cover to utilities risk & drought

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) is seeking a further expansion of its range of parametric insurance products for the region, with utilities such as energy firms and drought coverage both potential avenues it is exploring. Speaking at a conference in the Caribbean last week, CCRIF Chief Executive […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE AXA Climate, the parametric specialist risk transfer unit of global insurance and reinsurance company AXA, has launched Hail Protection, which reportedly is the first-ever parametric coverage designed to help businesses recover after hail storms. AXA Climate, which was formerly called AXA Global Parametrics until a recent rebranding of the unit, developed the […]