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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 →

After reassuring pandemic response, expect flight to simplicity in ILS: Webber, Apex

The response of Bermuda, and the broader, insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class to the global pandemic was reassuring, and as the market moves further into 2021, a flight to simplicity is expected to take hold, according to Ross Webber, Managing Director at independent financial services provider and fund administrator, Apex read the full article →

Madagascar takes up new African Risk Capacity parametric cyclone insurance

The African Risk Capacity (ARC), a provider of parametric disaster insurance products to countries and now other entities in Africa, has launched a parametric tropical cyclone insurance product for African nations and Madagascar has become the first to take it up. It's taken a long time to get to this stage, read the full article →

Industry needs to contain cyber and intangible risks: Prospectus 2021

Within both the market and contracts the exclusion of communicable diseases is unsurprisingly a key focus, but there are other, similarly difficult to predict losses that companies should be examining, according to industry experts. “While cyber certainly shouldn't be unexpected, I really don't think we've got our arms around it, as read the full article →

African Risk Capacity to start underwriting inwards reinsurance

The African Risk Capacity (ARC), a provider of parametric disaster insurance products to countries and now other entities in Africa, is also planning to further expand its risk pool by underwriting inwards reinsurance thanks to securing a rating from Fitch. African Risk Capacity Limited (ARC Ltd), the commercial insurer subsidiary of read the full article →

African Risk Capacity expands cover to non-sovereign risk transfer buyers

The African Risk Capacity (ARC), which has so far provided parametric disaster insurance products to countries in Africa, is set to expand its client base to include non-sovereign actors, as it looks to grow and diversify its portfolio of risks. The African Risk Capacity (ARC) has only provided risk transfer and read the full article →

African Risk Capacity expanding into flood risk in 2021

The African Risk Capacity (ARC), which provides parametric disaster insurance products for countries in Africa, is currently in a pilot phase with a new flood tool, that it hopes to roll-out more broadly next year. At a conference in Dakar this week, executives from the African Risk Capacity (ARC) discussed progress read the full article →

African Risk Capacity names new Director General

The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group, a parametric sovereign disaster risk insurer for African nations, has elected a new Director-General (DG), with Ibrahima Cheikh Diong unanimously voted into the position. Diong is an African statesman from the Republic of Senegal and a Civil Engineer by profession. Diong will work alongside Lesley Ndlovu, read the full article →

Germany helps fund parametric risk transfer premiums for ARC member nations

The German government is helping African countries to continue benefiting from parametric drought insurance protection under the African Risk Capacity (ARC), with around EUR 19 million being donated to help fund their participation during a time when fiscal budgets may be stretched by the pandemic. The German government is assuming responsibility read the full article →

Berkshire Hathaway will write pandemic cover “at the right price”, Buffett says

For Berkshire Hathaway, the insurance and reinsurance underwriting conglomerate led by Warren Buffett, it's not simply a question of carefully crafted exclusions when it comes to pandemic risks, for the so-called Sage of Omaha is perfectly happy to underwrite it, as long as the price is right. Berkshire Hathaway reported its read the full article →