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No room for complacency around earthquake risk: ILS Asia 2021

To the reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, earthquake risk is one of the biggest peril threats in the world and one that the market can’t be complacent about, according to Paul Wilson, Head of Non-Life Analytics at Securis Investment Partners. In recent years, the resilience of the ILS market has read the full article →

Croatia hit by M6.4 earthquake, strongest recorded to hit the country

Yesterday, Croatia was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that has destroyed many buildings and was the largest quake to strike the country since the introduction of modern seismic instrumentation. The M6.4 earthquake struck central Croatia at 11:19 GMT on Tuesday December 29th at a depth of 10km around 30 miles read the full article →

Izmir, Turkey earthquake industry loss estimated at EUR 55m by PERILS

The earthquake that struck off the coast of Turkey on October 30th and devastated some areas including the Izmir region is estimated to have only cost the insurance and reinsurance industry EUR 55 million, according to an estimate from PERILS AG. The earthquake cause significant property damage around the Izmir region, read the full article →

PCS designates M7.0 earthquake in Turkey as catastrophe event

The recent earthquake affecting the Izmir region of Turkey has been designated as a catastrophe event by Property Claim Services (PCS), a division of Verisk Analytics. As a result of the designation, PCS will now analyse and track data collected from the insurance industry in the region, to derive an industry read the full article →

Hurricane Genevieve pressure implies no Mexico cat bond threat

Hurricane Genevieve remains a strong category 3 hurricane as it barrels towards the Baja Peninsula of Mexico in the Pacific, with sustained winds of 115 mph and higher gusts, but with the central pressure of the storm now rising it suggests there is no threat to the World Bank issued read the full article →

UnipolSai showed commitment to ILS with Azzurro Re II cat bond: Willis Re

Italian primary insurance company UnipolSai Assicurazioni S.p.A. demonstrated a long-lasting commitment to engaging with the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market with its recently completed EUR 100 million Azzurro Re II DAC (Series 2020-1) catastrophe bond, according to executives at Willis Re. With the successful placement of the Azzurro Re II DAC cat read the full article →

Risk of large San Andreas quake up 3 to 5-fold since Ridgecrest: Temblor

The Ridgecrest, California sequence of earthquakes has increased the risk of a major San Andreas fault earthquake event occurring, according to newly published research. The paper published by Ross Stein of specialist seismic hazard catastrophe modelling company Temblor, Inc. and Shinji Toda of the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) read the full article →

Unipol set to secure €100m Azzurro Re II cat bond within price guidance

Italian primary insurance company UnipolSai Assicurazioni S.p.A. looks set to secure its latest catastrophe bond backed source of reinsurance coverage within the initial price guidance and with the European earthquake catastrophe bond Azzurro Re II DAC (Series 2020-1) still on target at EUR 100 million. Many cat bonds issued in recent read the full article →

Mexico’s parametric World Bank cat bond looks safe from M7.4 earthquake

Southern Mexico was struck by a significant Magnitude 7.4 earthquake on Tuesday at around 15.30 UTC, but while the location of the earthquake appears to have fallen within a box relevant to the parametric trigger of the World Bank supported IBRD / FONDEN 2020 catastrophe bond, it does not look read the full article →

Unipol sponsoring new €100m Azzurro Re II European quake cat bond

UnipolSai Assicurazioni S.p.A., the Italian primary insurance company, has returned to the catastrophe bond market to sponsor a new European earthquake catastrophe bond, with an Azzurro Re II DAC (Series 2020-1) transaction that targets at least EUR 100 million of reinsurance protection against quake losses for the insurers' Italian portfolio. This read the full article →