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Insurance Task Force looks to resilience cat bonds for Kenyan agriculture

The Insurance Task Force (ITF), an initiative working as part of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI), is exploring the potential for catastrophe bonds to play a role in a resilience focused Kenyan agricultural insurance solutions to cover drought risks. The ITF has published a new read the full article →

Green cat bond a “highly successful placement in an extremely active market” – Natixis

The successful placement at low-pricing of the first green catastrophe bond occurred during an extremely active marketplace for cat bonds, noted joint bookrunner and green coordinator French financial services firm Natixis. As we have explained, the EUR 200 million Lion III Re DAC cat bond transaction is the first green cat read the full article →

Generali hails completion of the first green catastrophe bond

Italian and global insurance giant Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. has hailed the successful completion of its first green catastrophe bond issuance, the EUR 200 million Lion III Re DAC transaction. The deal was launched to the cat bond investor community earlier this month, and benefiting from strong investor demand Generali secured it read the full article →

Generali’s green catastrophe bond priced ~18% below guidance

Italian and global insurance giant Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. has now secured its first green catastrophe bond, the EUR 200 million Lion III Re DAC cat bond, with a roughly 18% price drop from the initial mid-point of guidance. It's another example of strong pricing execution in the catastrophe bond market, as read the full article →

Generali targets lower price for first green cat bond, Lion III Re

Italian and global insurance giant Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. is aiming to secure its first green catastrophe bond deal, the EUR 200 million Lion III Re DAC cat bond, at tighter spreads, as price guidance has fallen for the issuance. This is Generali's first catastrophe bond since 2017 and the first we've read the full article →

Generali targets EUR200m Lion III Re “green cat bond”

Italian and global insurance giant Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. is back in the catastrophe bond market with its fourth issuance, a EUR 200 million Lion III Re DAC cat bond through which it is seeking collateralized catastrophe reinsurance while adding "green" features to a cat bond issue. It's Assicurazioni Generali's first cat read the full article →

ILS is a growing part of the ESG mosaic, say industry experts

As responsible and sustainable investing continues to gain traction, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class is expected to play an increasing role, but it’s important that the sector tells its own environmental, social and governance (ESG) story. This is according to ILS and reinsurance industry experts speaking recently at the virtually read the full article →

Plenum cat bond & insurance funds classed Article 8 & 9 under EU SFDR

Plenum Investments AG, the Zurich based specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond investment manager, has had its catastrophe bond, insurance private debt and life settlements investment funds all classified as ESG relevant under the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). Plenum has been one of the most proactive insurance-linked securities read the full article →

Industry must ‘step up’ to be really attractive for ESG investors: Rivaldi, Twelve Capital

If the global risk transfer industry ramps up its efforts around transparency, it would become a far more attractive space for the growing pool of environmental, social and governance (ESG) focused investors, says Marcus Rivaldi, Managing Director of Analytics at Twelve Capital. The universe of investors seeking responsible and sustainable investments read the full article →

Twelve Capital ILS funds get ESG classification under Article 8, EU SFDR

The commingled insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond funds managed by specialist Twelve Capital have achieved an ESG relevant classification under Article 8 of the EU's Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). As environmental, social and governance (ESG) becomes an increasingly important topic for the ILS fund manager community, Twelve Capital has read the full article →