Archive for June, 2009


Which cat bond collateral solution?

The debate over what instrument catastrophe bonds should use as a source of collateral going forwards is raging. There's an interesting article here on Insurance Journal discussing this issue (but sadly not offering any solution). This feels like an issue which is not going to be solved by a one read the full article →

Index-based risk transfer tools for developing nations

Since we began the Artemis blog one of the topics which has interested us, and hopefully our readership, is the innovation occurring in the re/insurance and risk transfer markets as they seek to provide mechanisms for people in developing nations to hedge and protect themselves against weather extremes. The development read the full article →

Insurance linked securities to benefit from Solvency II

The CEIOPS report that I wrote about yesterday contains some interesting insight into how the Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors sees Solvency II affecting the insurance linked securitization market, they consider the 2012 implementation of the new regulatory framework to be key for ILS.Not only will Solvency read the full article →

CEIOPS publishes report on insurance-linked securitization

CEIOPS, the Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors, has published a report on securitization in the insurance sector today. The report looks at the market as it is today, how insurance linked securities have become a part of the wider alternative risk transfer mix, how the market developed read the full article →

Offshore wind a perfect match for alternative risk transfer

The offshore wind energy industry is growing rapidly. It's an environmentally friendly and sustainable form of energy production which is getting more focus as governments begin to support companies wanting to build offshore wind farms both financially and by allowing them access to areas of coastline which are perfect sites. read the full article →

EQECAT provided risk analysis for Ianus Capital catastrophe bond

Further details on the structure of Munich Re's Ianus Capital Ltd. catastrophe bond have been released through the press release of EQECAT Ltd. The full press release is below.EQECAT, Inc. provided risk modeling to Munich Re in the issuance of a €50m catastrophe bond transferring European winter storm and read the full article →

RMS provided risk analysis for Calabash Re III catastrophe bond

A few more details have come to light on the Swiss Re Calabash Re III deal through the press release from risk modelling agency Risk Management Solutions (RMS). The full press release is below.Risk Management Solutions (RMS) has completed the expert modeling analysis in connection with the securities offering undertaken read the full article →

Weather insurance losses need to be measured (accurately)

One of the most important aspects of any weather insurance or weather risk management initiative is the ability to accurately measure the effects of the weather at a suitably granular level to be able to base claims payments on the measurements. That's essentially the whole premise of an index based read the full article →

A quiet hurricane season ahead but one big hit could be fatal

The UK Met Office has released it's forecast for the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season. Interestingly they have come forth with the tamest prediction I have seen for many years. The Met Office have predicted only six named tropical storms in the 2009 season. That's lower than any other recognised forecaster read the full article →

Allianz backs Water Stress insurance product launched in Australia

Allianz is underwriting a new form of crop weather insurance that's been launched in NSW Australia by Primacy Underwriting Agency. The new YieldShield product is designed to protect grain growers against water stress conditions caused by too much or too little rain. This will allow farmers to protect against both read the full article →