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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Climate change a factor in U.S. east coast hurricane threat: Researchers

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Climate change is a factor in the intensity of hurricanes that threaten to strike the east coast of the United States, according to researchers who say that CO2 and greenhouse gases are helping to diminish the wind shear that can act as a barrier to storms. Wind shear along the U.S. […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The decision as to whether Peru’s earthquake exposed IBRD CAR 120 catastrophe bond will payout a portion of the investor principal is expected within 20 days of the magnitude 8.0 earthquake that struck Peru on Sunday 26th May, according to the country’s Finance Minister. Carlos Oliva, the Minister for Finance and the Economy […]

First PCS triggered Japan ILW brokered by Willis Re

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FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Property Claim Services (PCS) industry loss data aggregation and index reporting services for non-marine catastrophe losses in Japan has already been used for an industry loss warranty (ILW). We’ve learned that reinsurance broker Willis Re has become the first to structure and trade an industry loss triggered retrocessional risk transfer instrument […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The four Pacific Alliance countries, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, are beginning the work alongside the World Bank to identify potential solutions to help them transfer climate related natural disaster risks, including identifying whether further catastrophe bonds would be suitable. The Pacific Alliance trade bloc nations in Latin America currently benefit from a […]

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 With the growing use of data analytics in the digital age, the use of insurance products such as parametric insurance, is starting to grow around the world. And with the effects of climate change now a reality such policy options are becoming more attractive to people internationally in a wide range of sectors, from construction […]