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African Risk Capacity targets addition of Somalia to parametric risk pool

The African Risk Capacity (ARC), a provider of parametric disaster insurance products to countries and now other entities in Africa, is targeting adding Somalia to its risk pool, signing an MoU with the Government to help it work through the onboarding process. The Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia has read the full article →

Advances in data, new participants point to parametric growth: Artemis Live

Interest in parametric risk transfer and insurance is on the rise as the immediacy and availability of data improves and new types of market participants enter the fray, suggesting growth is on the horizon, according to industry experts. During yesterday’s Artemis Live webcast, titled The Power of Parametric Solutions for Climate read the full article →

Munich Re CEO urges public-private pandemic & systemic risk model

Having reported EUR 3.5 billion of losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic for 2020 and now revealing an expectation of another EUR 600 million to be booked in 2021, Munich Re's CEO Joachim Wenning today urged industry and governments to make progress on a public-private model for pandemics and other read the full article →

Parametric insurance pricing on the rise, but so too is capacity: WTW

As interest in and use of parametric forms of insurance and reinsurance risk transfer continues to increase, broker Willis Towers Watson notes that prices for coverage have been on the rise in the United States, but so too is available parametric capacity. Parametric forms of risk transfer are increasingly used as read the full article →

Learn why parametrics can reduce the “basis risk” of indemnity: Webcast

In some situations, parametric insurance and risk transfer arrangements can benefit the protection buyer by providing coverage that wouldn't have been available under a traditional indemnity insurance policy. You can learn about this and more in our upcoming live webcast (register here). This can be especially true for large corporations and read the full article →

CCRIF targets further expansion of scope and risk transfer product range

The CCRIF SPC (formerly known as the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility), a parametric focused risk pooling and transfer facility for the Caribbean and Central America, is targeting further expansion in terms of its scope, as well as in terms of the range of risk transfer products it offers and read the full article →

Live webcast: The Power of Parametric Solutions for Climate Resilience

The Weather Risk Management Association (WRMA) and Artemis have partnered to host a live webcast on April 29th 2021 to discuss the role of parametric solutions in supporting climate resilience. The event will feature senior leaders from across the weather risk management and re/insurance space. Register online here to secure your read the full article →

Asagao parametric Japan quake cat bond renewal issued by Aon’s White Rock

A third Asagao private catastrophe bond transaction, a roughly $18.3 million Asagao III – White Rock Insurance (SAC) Ltd., has been issued by insurance and reinsurance broker Aon’s Bermuda domiciled Class 3 and Class C insurer and segregated accounts company White Rock Insurance (SAC) Ltd. The issuance appears to be a read the full article →

Global Parametrics & Fathom partner on global flood index

Global Parametrics and specialist flood risk modeller Fathom have partnered to develop a global parametric flood index that can be used in triggers of risk transfer, insurance and reinsurance arrangements. Global Parametrics is set to utilise high resolution data from Fathom to create the new flood risk index, significantly reducing basis read the full article →

Arbol hires Guo from GC Securities as Chief Insurance Officer

Arbol, the provider of marketplace technology supporting parametric risk transfer and weather insurance, utilising smart contracts, has made a key hire, bringing onboard Hong Guo from GC Securities as its Chief Insurance Officer. Hong Guo joins Arbol as Executive Vice President and Chief Insurance Officer and will lead all insurance related read the full article →