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Eckert’s IncubEx acquires insurtech Insurwave

24th November 2021

IncubEx, the financial product and service development firm that counts its founder and Chairman as insurance and reinsurance entrepreneur, former Brit co-founder and now Conduit Re Chairman Neil Eckert, has acquired an insurtech as it targets environmental, sustainable and climate risk solutions.

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IFEX reduces minimum block trade amount

7th September 2009

The Insurance Futures Exchange (IFEX) has reduced the block trade minimum for all types of contracts it handles. Back in July they reduced the minimum block trade amount to 25 on it’s new North East and Eastern Seaboard contracts and now that minimum applies to all wind contracts available on the exchange. IFEX say that […]

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The IFEX launches new wind event linked futures contracts

3rd August 2009

The Insurance Futures Exchange (IFEX) has announced that it is expanding its range of event linked futures by listing two new areas on its parent the Chicago Climate Futures Exchange. The two contracts listed are Eastern Seaboard and North East U.S. Tropical Wind, these provide a means to hedge against the less likely (but should […]

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Eurex the first European exchange to offer hurricane catastrophe futures

16th June 2009

Eurex, one of the world’s largest derivatives exchanges and the largest clearing house in Europe, have announced today that they are to become the first European exchange to offer hurricane futures for trade and clearance. The hurricane wind damage futures will launch on the 29th June 2009 and demonstrate the continuation of Eurex’s aggressive push […]

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ISDA publishes standards document for U.S. wind swaps

27th May 2009

Finally the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has published a confirmation template which standardises catastrophe swaps referencing U.S. wind events. The document has been discussed for around two years so the market is sure to welcome this. You can download the ISDA U.S. Wind Event Confirmation Template here. By providing assistance in standardisation of […]

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Catastrophe derivatives in demand in run up to hurricane season

15th May 2009

It’s no surprise to read in Business Insurance that sales of catastrophe derivatives in the run up to the Atlantic storm season are strong, with volumes traded up and prices up to as well. Demand is being helped by the general scarcity of reinsurance and the fact that catastrophe bonds are currently an expensive option. […]

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First ‘2nd event’ hurricane option contract clears on the CME

24th March 2009

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange recently launched 2nd event Florida and Gulf Coast hurricane option contracts to the trading community. Already, Tradition have announced through a press release that the market is open for business as their U.S. reinsurance division Tradition Re have brokered the first deal on these new 2nd event contracts. The deal, a […]

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IFEX announces first full year hurricane risk trading figures

16th March 2009

Climate Change PLC has announced it’s full year figures for 2008. As the owners of the Insurance Futures Exchange (IFEX) they have numbers to share on how well the hurricane risk trading facility (housed at the Chicago Climate Futures Exchange) has performed in the first full year of windstorm futures trading. They report that the […]

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