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CatVest launches EnergyRisk Model and industry-loss indices

CatVest Petroleum Services LLC, who launched last year offering oil spill risk modelling  and transfer services (specifically the creation of parametric triggers to allow for oil spill ILS issuance), have today announced the launch of a new model which targets more comprehensive energy industry losses. The CatVest EnergyRisk model is read the full article →

New company launches to target oil spill risk insurance-linked securities

As our readers will be aware, we've written recently about the potential for the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond marketplace to absorb some of the oil industries risks related to large oil spills and the resulting pollution liabilities.Our interest in this subject began in late June 2010 when, with the read the full article →

More thoughts on catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities for oil spill risks

We received so much feedback on an article we wrote a year ago on the potential for catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities to provide a source of reinsurance for oil spills that we decided to follow up with some insight from market participants on the subject. Last week we published read the full article →

Oil Spill Risk – A Potential Market for ILS?

As some of our readers will remember we have written previously about the potential application of insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond type structures to cover oil spill risks and liabilities. We've spoken with some market participants about this idea and will be publishing the feedback we receive. Our first response read the full article →

Could cat bonds be used to hedge against oil spill liabilities?

Oil spill liabilities are a hot topic right now due to the environmental catastrophe that is the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. Having spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and now cost BP over $2.5B to attempt to stop and clean up, oil spills of this read the full article →