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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 →

Chubb proposes parametric risk transfer solution for pandemics

Global insurance and reinsurance company Chubb has published the details of a proposal for an enormous $1.25 trillion public private risk sharing facility to protect both small and large U.S. businesses against future pandemic risks, with part of the coverage proposed to be structured on a parametric trigger basis. The size read the full article →

CDB & Canada to fund CCRIF premiums for nine Caribbean countries

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and Government of Canada have partnered to fund the CCRIF parametric insurance premiums of nine Caribbean countries, enabling them to continue with coverage despite the fiscal impacts from the Covid-19 pandemic. Canada is financing a new CAD$20 million fund to support the premium needs of the read the full article →

World Bank shelves plan for PEF 2.0 & further pandemic cat bonds: Report

Media reports state that the World Bank has shelved plans for any future issuance of pandemic catastrophe bonds and for a version two of its Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF). This is despite the fact the first issuance of PEF supporting pandemic bonds paid out, as the terms dictated they would, read the full article →

CCRIF renewals see members split policies to calibrate parametric coverage

At this year's renewal of member country policies for the CCRIF SPC (formerly known as the Caribbean Catastrophic Risk Insurance Facility), some have elected to split coverage across multiple policies, enabling them to better calibrate or target their parametric disaster insurance protection. At the renewals this year, members of the CCRIF read the full article →

ARC pays Madagascar $2.3m as parametric drought policy triggered

The African Risk Capacity (ARC), a parametric sovereign disaster risk insurer for African nations, has paid the government of Madagascar $2.3 million after its parametric drought insurance policy was triggered in the last growing season. Madagascar has benefited from ARC parametric insurance coverage thanks to its joining the Africa Disaster Risk read the full article →

Lloyd’s pitches pandemic/systemic risk solutions, with capital markets support

Lloyd’s of London, the specialist insurance and reinsurance marketplace, has this morning pitched three possible solutions to pandemic and systemic risk insurance provision, as it seeks to bring constructive discussion to the issues of insurability of pandemic risk exposure and other major systemic risks. As ever, the capital markets are seen read the full article →

Belize takes parametric rainfall payout from CCRIF after Amanda/Cristobal

The central American nation of Belize has benefited from a payout of its parametric excess rainfall policy, provided by the CCRIF SPC, after rains from tropical storms Amanda and Cristobal triggered its coverage. The CCRIF SPC (formerly known as the Caribbean Catastrophic Risk Insurance Facility) has already made one payout to read the full article →

Mexico’s parametric World Bank cat bond looks safe from M7.4 earthquake

Southern Mexico was struck by a significant Magnitude 7.4 earthquake on Tuesday at around 15.30 UTC, but while the location of the earthquake appears to have fallen within a box relevant to the parametric trigger of the World Bank supported IBRD / FONDEN 2020 catastrophe bond, it does not look read the full article →

Guatemala gets CCRIF rainfall payout for tropical storms Amanda/Cristobal

The Government of Guatemala has benefited from its parametric disaster insurance coverage under the CCRIF SPC (formerly known as the Caribbean Catastrophic Risk Insurance Facility) as the countries parametric excess rainfall insurance was triggered by tropical storms Amanda and Cristobal. Once again demonstrating the speed at which payouts can be made read the full article →