Arbol, a technology driven marketplace that uses blockchain and smart contracts, has acquired well-known specialist provider of weather risk transfer and weather hedging solutions eWeatherRisk, as it looks to revolutionise the way weather risk transfer contracts are bought and sold.
The first catastrophe bond rating action due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic is unsurprisingly related to one of the few mortality cat bonds left in the market, Swiss Re’s late 2015 Vita Capital VI Limited (Series 2015-1) transaction, which has been put on a negative watch by S&P Global Ratings.
Insurance and reinsurance firms located in Bermuda have paid a huge $19 billion of claims for losses caused by California or Australia wildfires and Japanese typhoons in just the last three years.
This weeks severe weather, convective storms and tornado outbreaks across the central and eastern U.S. could drive economic losses of over $1 billion, while the insurance and reinsurance market impact is likely in the hundreds of millions of dollars, according to Aon.
An expected tightening of third-party reinsurance capital from insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds and structures is likely to influence pricing at the upcoming mid-year reinsurance renewals, according to A.M. Best.
Hurricane forecasts for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season so far point to an above average year of activity ahead, with the early forecasts suggesting meteorological similarities with some particularly active historical seasons.
Global insurance and reinsurance group Everest Re ceded more premiums to its Mt. Logan Re Ltd. collateralized reinsurance sidecar-like vehicle in 2019 than losses, the first year since 2016 when catastrophe impacts have been far outpaced by premium growth.
A new $461.22 million operational risk catastrophe bond transaction has successfully been issued, with the ultimate beneficiary of the operational risk insurance protection provided by the new Operational Re III Ltd. deal being investment banking giant Credit Suisse, Artemis has learned.
Stone Ridge Asset Management’s mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund assets shrank again in the last quarter of record, with overall net assets down more than 7% in the period to January 31st 2020.
Bernina Re Ltd., the Bermuda based reinsurance underwriting and transformer vehicle backed by capital from funds managed by Credit Suisse Insurance Linked Strategies Ltd., has hired Thomas Gubo as a Senior Actuary.
The insurance market loss from flooding that struck the United Kingdom earlier this year is initially estimated to be £279 million (around US $350m), according to PERILS AG, but the overall winter weather hit from floods and wind is estimated as £650 million (around US $810m).
The secondary market prices for the Vitality Re series of health insurance-linked securities (ILS) transactions have all been discounted on the potential for the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic to drive an elevated level of medical benefit claims through to insurer and sponsor Aetna.