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.  

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 […]

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 Less than 5 percent of disaster losses are covered by insurance in poorer countries, versus 50 percent in rich nations Jan Kellett leads and coordinates UNDP’s external engagement on its disaster, climate and energy work. Astrid Zwick is head of the InsuResilience secretariat at Germany’s development agency, GIZ. In February, the World […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re said today that it is “excited” to promote the development of an insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond market in Asia, with the completion of the first cat bond it has facilitated in Singapore, the $100 million First Coast Re II Pte. Ltd. (Series 2019-1). As we […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE A magnitude 8.0 earthquake that struck Peru yesterday, Sunday 26th May, could trigger the IBRD CAR 120 catastrophe bond, which was part of the Pacific Alliance issuance, with the available data suggesting that a 30% loss of principal should be expected by investors in the cat bond. The magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck Peru […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Discussion Paper for the High-Level Consultative Group (HLCG) This discussion paper is prepared by the Secretariat of the InsuResilience Global Partnership (“Partnership”) based upon a synthesis of evidence commissioned by members and initial consultations with members. Concessional Support for climate and disaster risk finance and insurance (“CDRFI”) is a complex, sensitive and […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Cessions of premiums to capital markets investors and specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds rose among the Aon Reinsurance Aggregate group of companies tracked by the broker. Greater use of capital markets backed collateralised reinsurance has helped the 23 major reinsurers tracked by Aon to offset the impact of the record level of […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The countries and territories of the Western Balkans region are highly vulnerable to the majority of natural catastrophe events, underlining the need for increased awareness of the capabilities of various sources of risk financing, including the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) space. International organisations, private sector companies and academia for countries […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Catastrophe risk modelling specialist RMS has announced a raft of risk model updates, including to its U.S. hurricane model and Asia earthquake models, while also announcing a new Managing Director for Asia-Pacific and Japan. RMS said that it is releasing updates to its view of hurricane risk across hurricane-impacted countries in the […]