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Asian Development Bank launches contingent disaster risk financing solution

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a new contingent natural disaster risk financing solution which it has named contingent disaster financing (CDF), as it seeks to deliver rapid paying risk capacity for its members after they experience significant natural catastrophe events.Contingent disaster financing (CDF) is a mechanism by which read the full article →

Asian governments encouraged to use more risk transfer by ADB

Disaster risks and costs are on the rise in Asia, a region where under-insurance is still the norm and spending by government's on contingent sources of disaster risk financing relatively scarce, leading the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to call for more to be done.Among the issues cited as requiring more read the full article →

ADB hires Kessler from Swiss Re for disaster risk insurance role

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), a financial institution that supports economic growth and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region, has hired Thomas Kessler, a long-time Swiss Re executive, into a newly created role focused on disaster risk insurance and financing.Thomas Kessler has been hired by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to read the full article →

ADB examines disaster risk financing options for the Philippines

The Philippines has long been the focus of disaster risk financing and insurance discussions, given its exposure to typhoons, earthquakes, fires, rainfall, floods and drought, and now the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is examining options for disaster insurance facilities.The World Bank has been discussing catastrophe bonds in the Philippines for read the full article →

Philippine earthquake insurance pool seems ripe for convergence market involvement

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is supporting the development of a public-private initiative to create the first earthquake insurance pool for the Philippines. The project aims to launch a functioning earthquake insurance involving government, local insurers and the international insurance and reinsurance community by 2015 and the ADB has committed read the full article →

Risk finance, such as reinsurance & catastrophe bonds, key to Asia’s disaster resilience

A report published last week by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) discusses the need for robust natural disaster risk financing solutions to be employed in the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen its disaster resilience. The report says that natural disaster losses have risen more quickly than Asia-Pacific's economy has expanded. At read the full article →

Asian Development Bank renews calls for catastrophe bonds for Asia-Pacific

Once again the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has renewed calls for catastrophe bonds to play a part in providing risk transfer and financial protection to enable recovery from major natural catastrophes in the Asia-Pacific region. The ADB has been growing increasingly concerned about the impacts a changing climate will have read the full article →