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Nicaragua to get $10.7m after hurricane Eta triggers parametric CCRIF policy

The Government of Nicaragua will receive a US $10.7 million payout after recent major hurricane Eta triggered its parametric tropical cyclone insurance policy with the CCRIF. The CCRIF SPC (formerly known as the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) provides a range of parametric catastrophe insurance products to the Caribbean and Central read the full article →

MS&AD backed Vortex launches instant parametric rain insurance

Vortex Insurance Agency, a specialist parametric insurance and weather risk transfer agency backed by the MS&AD group's Mitsui Sumitomo and a subsidiary of MSI GuaranteedWeather, LLC, has launched a new online portal through which businesses can buy parametric rainfall insurance instantly. Vortex is a front-end distributor of parametric weather insurance products read the full article →

New pools of capital will look to evolving parametric market: AmWINS Kaplan

The parametric insurance and risk transfer market is evolving rapidly and its ability to provide what are perceived as cleaner contract terms, as well as greater certainty, looks set to be increasingly attractive to alternative sources of reinsurance capital. The parametric insurance marketplace is more than twenty year's old. In fact read the full article →

Swiss Re backs Cover Genius parametric quake cover for California businesses

Global reinsurance company Swiss Re is providing the underwriting capacity for a new parametric earthquake insurance product for businesses in California, partnering with insurtech Cover Genius, underwriting firm Palomar and tech giant Intuit on the launch. Shake Shield, as the parametric quick paying insurance product is being called, is the first read the full article →

Parametrics to grow in areas where indemnity models struggle: panellists

While parametric insurance will never replace indemnity structures, they are expected to be leveraged more widely in areas where indemnity models struggle to provide adequate solutions, according to Richard Chattock, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at London-headquartered, Insurtech Gateway. On the final day of the virtually held ILS Bermuda Convergence 2020 conference, read the full article →

Arbol lines up $250m non-traditional capacity, targets $1bn+ next year

Arbol, a provider of marketplace technology that supports parametric risk transfer or weather insurance and utilises smart contracts, told us that it has lined up $250 million of capacity from non-traditional market sources to help it expand. Arbol acquired well-known specialist provider of weather risk transfer and weather hedging solutions eWeatherRisk read the full article →

Demex adds Ventus co-founder Stuart Mercer to Advisory Board

The Demex Group, a climate risk focused insurtech that aims to deliver climate-resilience through financial risk solutions on a global scale, has added reinsurance and ILS expertise to its Advisory Board with ex-Ventus co-founder Stuart Mercer. The Demex Group launched recently after securing $4.2 million of seed funding from leading financial read the full article →

CCRIF targets private sector risk with parametric utilities cover

The CCRIF SPC (formerly known as the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) is expanding its appetite to include private sector risk, with the launch of a parametric insurance product for the electric utility sector in the Caribbean. Adding risk from the private sector to its already growing pool of largely sovereign read the full article →

Global Parametrics & Hannover Re back another Arbol-powered weather risk pilot

Global Parametrics and reinsurance giant Hannover Re are together supporting a weather risk insurance pilot scheme that is powered by Arbol’s technology and smart contract driven marketplace for weather risk transfer. The pair are supporting the AGRIBEE Crop Insurance Pilot with capacity to enable the provision of extreme weather protection cover read the full article →

Insurwave bringing parametric triggers to complex commercial lines

Commercial lines focused insurtech platform provider Insurwave has raised £5 million of additional funding to drive further growth and help it expand service offerings for parametric trigger design more broadly into complex commercial insurance and perhaps reinsurance lines. Insurwave is a platform for the insurance ecosystem and among the offerings it read the full article →