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MiCRO parametric rainfall covers triggered by tropical storm Amanda

MiCRO, the Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation, an index-based and parametric insurance company established in Barbados and founded by Fonkoze and Mercy Corps with the support of Swiss Re, has made payouts in two countries following the extreme rainfall caused by tropical storm Amanda earlier this season. Tropical storm Amanda was a read the full article →

CelsiusPro doubles-down on big-data for parametrics & weather risk transfer

CelsiusPro AG, the Swiss headquartered weather index insurance and parametric risk transfer specialist, is doubling down on the use of big-data and advanced technology to create better parametric triggers and indices for weather and natural catastrophe risk transfer. CelsiusPro is already a technology-focused company, calling itself an insurtech as it has read the full article →

It’s on the market to develop refined parametric structures: Panellists

It’s up to insurance, reinsurance and ILS market participants to improve the acceptability of parametric insurance structures across the Asia Pacific region, say industry experts at ILS Asia 2020. Although leveraged more widely in the Indian agricultural sector and the Japanese catastrophe arena, parametric insurance remains a relatively new concept across read the full article →

Global Parametrics structures DFID-backed South Atlantic windstorm derivative

Global Parametrics, the parametric and index-based disaster risk transfer company, has structured a windstorm derivative transaction for a business on remote South Atlantic island Tristan da Cunha, with the deal backed by capacity from the UK Government’s Department for International Development, through the Natural Disaster Fund (NDF). The windstorm derivative features read the full article →

Demex funded & backed by Nephila & Munich Re capacity for climate risk transfer

Nephila Capital, the world's largest ILS and reinsurance fund manager, is to provide weather risk capacity to support The Demex Group, a climate risk focused insurtech start-up, as it comes out of stealth with a mission to provide financial risk solutions to deliver greater climate resilience. The Demex Group has secured read the full article →

RMS updates its HWind hurricane forecasting products

Catastrophe risk modelling specialist RMS has updated its suite of HWind hurricane forecasting products, which are part of the RMS HWind Real-Time Analysis solution. Coming as the 2020 hurricane season moves towards the peak of what is forecast to be an incredibly active year, RMS' tools that help insurance, reinsurance and read the full article →

Global Parametrics builds out team with weather scientist & software hires

Global Parametrics, the parametric and index-based disaster risk transfer company, has added two hires as it continues to build out its team to meet growing demands for index-based risk transfer and insurance products. Global Parametrics aims to consolidate on its position as a provider of climate and natural disaster risk protection read the full article →

Rom Aviv leads insurance for Agritask, as RMS’ Stander joins as Advisor

Rom Aviv, a former senior employee of insurance-linked securities (ILS ) fund manager Twelve Capital and Israeli investors IBI ILS Partners, is leading insurance for Agritask, an ag-tech and agronomics focused start-up, while Daniel Stander of RMS fame has joined the firm as a senior advisor. Aviv joined Agritask earlier this read the full article →

EIOPA calls for ILS role in pandemic risk, but warns on correlations

Europe’s insurance and reinsurance sector watchdog, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), has highlighted the potential role of the capital markets and insurance-linked securities (ILS) in risk transfer and reinsurance facilities to support pandemic insurance provision. The Covid-19 pandemic has raised the issue of insurance coverage against such outbreaks read the full article →

Asian risk managers are warming up to parametrics: ILS Asia 2020

There’s still a very real need for greater education and awareness, but risk managers across Asia are becoming increasingly comfortable with the idea of parametric structures, according to industry experts. Parametric insurance continues to expand and is increasingly providing some of the world’s most vulnerable people with vital protection against a read the full article →