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Capital markets fundamental to societies low carbon transition: Rowan Douglas, WTW

The role of the capital markets in the world’s transition to a low carbon economy as we look to tackle the threats of the changing climate, is “absolutely fundamental,” according to Rowan Douglas, Head of the Climate and Resilience Hub at Willis Towers Watson (WTW), and Chairman of Willis Research read the full article →

Address climate risk, be able to absorb losses: Bank of England Governor

One of the clearest examples of a regulators' intention to force action on climate-related financial risks and ensure entities have the capital resources to absorb their potential future losses from them, came from Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey yesterday. Speaking at COP26 in Glasgow, the Bank of England Governor laid read the full article →

CME weather contracts to use Speedwell data for settlement & valuation

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), which has always been an exchange location where weather futures and derivatives have been traded, is set to use weather data for settlement and valuation of its contracts from specialist provider Speedwell. It's an important move as it puts a recognised third-party provider of global weather read the full article →

TP ICAP & Speedwell launch tradable climate index

TP ICAP group, one of the largest interdealer brokers in the world and Speedwell Group, a long-time specialist service provider to the weather risk management and parametric risk transfer market, have collaborated to launch a new climate index which aims to make financial risk related to the rate of climate read the full article →

Next wave of climate ILS products in focus at Nephila Climate: CEO Rapin

With the world attempting to speed a transition to lower carbon economies and the key Conference of Parties (COP 26) beginning at the end of this month, it was interesting to hear Maria Rapin, CEO of Nephila Climate explain that a key focus for the company is now on product read the full article →

Twelve Capital hires two to strengthen ESG & climate investment focus

Specialist catastrophe bond, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance investment manager Twelve Capital has announced two new hires that bring sustainable and climate investing expertise to the company. Both of the particularly experienced professionals have specific expertise in managing investments in the area of climate change. Daniel King-Robinson and Tobias Engeli have both read the full article →

Fitch sees “breakout” potential for ILS, could double by 2030

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market has "breakout" potential as the sector returns to growth, increasing numbers of new sponsors enter the market, including from outside of insurance and reinsurance, but the real catalysts for future expansion could be climate change and ESG, Fitch Ratings believes. Fitch has a particularly bullish outlook read the full article →

Alliance of CEO’s call on G7 & world leaders to scale up climate risk transfer

With the G7 meeting in Cornwall, UK beginning tomorrow and the COP26 only five months away, CEO's of major global corporations are calling on world leaders to scale up climate risk transfer as part of the financial response to climate change. The Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders is a global community read the full article →

More & better “catastrophe-triggered” instruments needed: UN Sec-Gen Guterres

United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres has again said that the world needs more catastrophe-triggered financing and better instruments to support the delivery of climate financing, to enhance disaster resilience, fund adaptation measures and finance climate risk. Speaking today at the Insurance Development Forum's (IDF) Summit 2021, UN Secretary General read the full article →

Demex democratises access to climate data useful for risk transfer

The Demex Group, a climate risk focused insurtech that aims to deliver climate-resilience through financial risk solutions on a global scale, has launched a new initiative through which it aims to democratise access to climate data that is useful for risk transfer, insurance or reinsurance transactions. The Demex Group launched last read the full article →