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JPMorgan in longevity hedging first

Sources have told us, and the FT.com is reporting this morning, that JPMorgan have recently completed an important longevity hedging transaction which could help the market achieve its goal of becoming liquid enough for future trading to occur. The deal sees JPMorgan take on £70m worth of the longevity risks read the full article →

Parametric rice-yield index crop insurance in the Philippines

New, different approaches to microinsurance for farmers are appearing at an increasing speed with the Philippines seemingly being one of the markets where innovative attempts to create affordable, index-linked agricultural insurance are happening.The German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) is introducing a new parametric microinsurance product for rice farmers within read the full article →

Microinsurance in action: Rain shortfall triggers first M-PESA drought insurance payouts for Kenyan farmers

We are big supporters of microinsurance (particularly weather index-linked insurance) so it's great to receive a press release which demonstrates exactly what this sector can do to support rural communities and reimburse them financially when weather conditions affect their livelihoods.This particular example is in Kenya where farmers have been encouraged read the full article →