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Live webcast: Hedging the next pandemic with parametric capital market solutions

Vesttoo and Artemis have partnered to host a live webcast on May 25th 2021 where we will discuss and explain opportunities to hedge the next pandemic, using parametric risk transfer, facilitated through the use of data and technology, as well as capacity from the capital markets. Register online here to secure read the full article →

Munich Re CEO urges public-private pandemic & systemic risk model

Having reported EUR 3.5 billion of losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic for 2020 and now revealing an expectation of another EUR 600 million to be booked in 2021, Munich Re's CEO Joachim Wenning today urged industry and governments to make progress on a public-private model for pandemics and other read the full article →

Catastrophe protection gap needs capital market support: Bernardino, EIOPA

Gabriel Bernardino, the soon to retire Chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), has highlighted the capital markets role in delivering catastrophe insurance that has fewer protection gaps. In an interview with Brink News, Bernardino explained the need for multi-peril catastrophe insurance and reinsurance coverage that protects against read the full article →

Tech & ILS can support fragile SME infrastructure: Palihapitiya, OTT Risk at ILS NYC 2021

The arrival of the global pandemic shone a light on the fragility of the infrastructure that supports small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the world, but with the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, there’s an opportunity waiting to be unlocked, according to OTT Risk's Chamath Palihapitiya. Soon read the full article →

EIOPA calls for capital markets capacity for pandemic NDBI insurance

There is a clear role for risk transfer to the capital markets in the provision of capacity to address pandemic related non-damage business interruption risks, according to Europe’s insurance and reinsurance sector watchdog, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA). The Authority has published a new staff working paper that read the full article →

OTT Risk to fill business interruption coverage gap using advanced tech & ILS

A new start-up aims to enhance the economic resilience of the world's businesses, by filling business interruption coverage gaps using advanced technology such as machine learning and by leveraging insurance-linked securities (ILS) structures to connect this emerging risk class with capital market investors. David Soloff, a co-founder of global economic monitoring read the full article →

Aggregation uncertainty over UK BI ruling and reinsurance losses: Fitch

The recent ruling from the UK Supreme Court, that found largely in favour of insurance policyholders in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s business interruption insurance test case appeals, is not expected to drive significant additional losses through to reinsurance, Fitch Ratings has said. While some reinsurance panels will definitely be affected, read the full article →

RSA & QBE say reinsurance to cover new BI claims after Court ruling

After Friday's ruling from the UK Supreme Court found largely in favour of insurance policyholders in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s business interruption insurance test case appeals, insurance carriers RSA Group and QBE, have said that at least a portion of the increase in gross pandemic losses due to the read the full article →

Hiscox lifts pandemic BI estimate by $48m net of reinsurance after Court decision

Hiscox Group, the insurance, reinsurance and third-party capital backed underwriter headquartered in Bermuda, is again the first to release a statement following this morning's announcement that the UK Supreme Court found largely in favour of insurance policyholders in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s business interruption insurance test case appeals. Hiscox has read the full article →

UK court substantially upholds pandemic business interruption judgement

The UK Supreme Court has found largely in favour of insurance policyholders in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s business interruption insurance test case appeals. This judgement means some insurance firms will end up on the hook for many more business interruption claims from the COVID-19 pandemic than they had been hoping read the full article →