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Humanitarian risk transfer in focus at COP26 with Start Network & IDF partnership

The Start Network, an international network of non-governmental humanitarian organisations, is partnering with the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) on the creation of a new financial service for the humanitarian sector, with parametric triggers and risk pooling at its heart. Named Start Ready, the new humanitarian funding paradigm is designed to help read the full article →

Cat bonds for humanitarian & relief needs in focus at Howden

After having played a role in the issuance of the world's first catastrophe bond for volcano related disasters, the Howden insurance and reinsurance broking group wants to expand the use of catastrophe bonds to cover humanitarian funding and other types of disaster relief. The ground-breaking volcanic risk catastrophe bond was issued read the full article →

Red Cross targets cat bonds for nature-based, humanitarian, resilience financing

The Red Cross, working alongside insurance-linked securities (ILS) risk securitisation facilitator and risk transfer consultancy Replexus Group, is developing a solution to promote nature-based solutions to disaster risk, financed partly through the use of catastrophe bonds, as well as other humanitarian and development scenarios. Recently, the Danish Red Cross successfully delivered read the full article →