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World Bank CAT DDO’s triggered by coronavirus, disburse almost $900m

A number of countries have benefited from disbursements under World Bank provided catastrophe contingent lines of credit after the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic triggered their Catastrophe-Deferred Drawdown Options (CAT-DDO's).The Catastrophe-Deferred Drawdown Option (CAT-DDO) is a financing instrument that acts a little like a parametric catastrophe bond, in that they provide a read the full article →

World Bank assists on parametric Asian infrastructure disaster insurance pool

The World Bank is working alongside the governments of Singapore and Japan to establish a disaster insurance pool to cover infrastructure risks for Asian countries, with the facility set to provide coverage from later this year.The infrastructure focused disaster insurance facility is expected to be managed by the Southeast Asia read the full article →

World Bank helps Vanuatu & Grenada to catastrophe contingent financing

The World Bank has helped two more countries join those benefiting from a source of catastrophe contingent disaster risk financing, as both Vanuatu and Grenada become the latest to receive a Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Option (Cat DDO) arrangement.The World Bank continues to deliver these catastrophe contingent risk financing solutions to read the full article →

Madagascar & Morocco get World Bank Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Options

The African countries of Madagascar and Morocco are the latest to benefit from a Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Option (Cat DDO) instrument issued by the World Bank, as further steps are taken to make them more resilience to natural disasters and climate related risks.The Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Option (Cat DDO) has read the full article →

ADB provides catastrophe triggered financing for Pacific islands

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $24 million of catastrophe triggered contingent disaster financing for Pacific islands the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, and Tonga.As a second phase of the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, financing is designed to help strengthen and boost disaster resilience read the full article →

World Bank links catastrophe & pandemic risk finance for the Maldives

The World Bank has delivered the first of a new combined catastrophe and pandemic contingent risk financing solution to the Maldives, leveraging existing structures to create something responsive and that works similar to insurance for the archipelagic nation.The Maldives is highly exposed to natural hazards and climate variability, and is read the full article →

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 →

Philippines gets $500m for typhoon Mangkhut from World Bank CAT DDO 2

The Philippines is to benefit from a payout of almost $500 million to assist with its recovery from recent typhoon Mangkhut, as the countries catastrophe contingent line of credit provided by the World Bank has been triggered.The Philippines entered into a $500 million arrangement with the World Bank to support read the full article →

Australian catastrophe & weather losses pass $261m year-to-date

Natural catastrophe and severe weather losses in Australia that fell to the insurance and reinsurance industry in 2018 so far now total roughly AU $261 million, after the Hobart storms and floods industry loss was raised to $100 million by the Insurance Council of Australia.It's still under 3½ months since read the full article →

Pioneer hires Sharpington from BMS for property cat underwriting

Underwriting agency Pioneer Underwriting has hired James Sharpington, formerly of broker BMS, as an Underwriter for its Pioneer CAT property catastrophe team, effective July 2018.The Pioneer CAT team was launched as a new business unit focusing on property catastrophe reinsurance underwriting and while originally aiming to be backed largely by institutional read the full article →