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Climate change could take 18% off global GDP, warns Swiss Re

Driving home the importance of climate risk mitigation, resilience building and also the role of insurance or reinsurance in providing climate risk transfer, global reinsurer Swiss Re warns that the world's economy risks a significant hit as the climate changes. If no mitigating actions are taken to prevent or build resilience read the full article →

Climate to drive massive demand for contingent risk capital: Douglas, ILS NYC 2021

The deepening of the world's understanding, measurement and valuation of climate risks is going to drive a massive demand for contingent risk capital, which parametric triggers and insurance-linked securities (ILS) will be well-suited to serve, Rowan Douglas of Willis Towers Watson explained during our ILS NYC event this week. Rowan Douglas, read the full article →

“Time to act” as climate role in disaster losses increases: Jeworrek, Munich Re

It is time for the world to act on climate change as it will play an increasing role in disaster losses, Torsten Jeworrek of reinsurance company Munich Re warned today. Munich Re reported today that the global insurance and reinsurance industry faced some $82 billion of natural disaster losses in 2020, read the full article →

Climate risk protection gaps need capital market (ILS) solutions

The physical climate risk protection gap, so the gulf between climate related losses covered by insurance, reinsurance or risk transfer and those going uncovered, is widening, but instruments such as insurance-linked securities (ILS), catastrophe bonds and other blended financing solutions can help to narrow this gap. In real estate the climate read the full article →

Climate insurance-linked securities (ILS) opportunity seen for London

A forum co-chaired by UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England's Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) calls for the development of a market for climate-related insurance-linked securities (ILS) in London. London and the United Kingdom has been seeking to create a greater role for itself in insurance-linked read the full article →

EC seeks feedback on cat bonds for climate risk transfer & financing

The European Commission (EC) has launched a consultation on sustainable finance, as it plans to "ensure a sustainable and resilient economic recovery following the coronavirus outbreak." The European Commission (EC) will factor the feedback into its work to mobilise private capital to support sustainable projects. Climate related risk is clearly a huge read the full article →

ARC focusing on multi-hazard index for climate cat bond facility XCF

The African Risk Capacity (ARC) continues to work towards the implementation of its climate catastrophe bond backed Extreme Climate Facility (XCF), focusing on the development of a robust multi-hazard index that can be used to trigger the instruments. The Extreme Climate Facility (XCF) is a proposed multi-year funding mechanism which will read the full article →

ARC progresses climate cat bond facility XCF, signs up UN support

The African Risk Capacity (ARC) is continuing to make progress towards the launch of its Extreme Climate Facility (XCF), a proposed multi-year funding mechanism that will issue climate change catastrophe bonds to help African nations transfer climate change related exposure to the capital markets. The African Risk Capacity (ARC) first launched read the full article →

Climate change presents both P&C threat & opportunity: Moody’s

Climate change will create challenges and also opportunities for the property & casualty insurance and reinsurance industry, according to rating agency Moody's. However the threats presented by a changing climate are likely greater and Moody's says this has a "net negative credit impact on the industry." Moody's highlights a number of read the full article →

ARC adds five new countries, taps ILS capacity for reinsurance renewal

The African Risk Capacity (ARC) has enlarged its risk pool, adding five new countries to those protected by the parametric insurer, growing the risk pool to $192m of capacity and utilising $70m of global reinsurance cover, which includes some ILS or collateralised protection. The renewal of insurance policies and reinsurance coverage read the full article →