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.  

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 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 […]

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 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 The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX), which houses the majority of the world’s outstanding catastrophe bond market as listings on its exchange, is pushing the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class as an investment with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) qualities. The BSX has launched its own ESG initiative, as it looks to encourage […]

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 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 […]