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Danish Red Cross’ volcano catastrophe bond listed in Guernsey

The first parametric catastrophe bond to cover pure volcanic eruption risk, which was brought to market for the Danish Red Cross and is the first cat bond with a purely humanitarian focused payout strategy, has now been listed in Guernsey on The International Stock Exchange (TISE). The volcano catastrophe bond has read the full article →

Howden doubles-down on private capital for disaster relief funding

The Howden insurance and reinsurance broking group is doubling-down on the example set by the Danish Red Cross with the first disaster relief catastrophe bond and aims to expand the use of private capital in the sector, unlocking it for social good. Howden's Capital Markets unit and its insurance and reinsurance read the full article →

Red Cross volcano cat bond issuance recognised for ESG credentials

The first parametric catastrophe bond covering pure volcanic eruption risk, which was brought to market by Replexus and Howden Capital Markets and for the Danish Red Cross has been recognised for its environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials. The Guernsey International Insurance Association (GIIA) has awarded its first environmental, social and read the full article →

Red Cross cat bond an impressive example of humanitarian ILS: Plenum

The recent completion of the world’s first pure volcanic risk catastrophe bond for its sponsor the Danish Red Cross, is an impressive example of the use of insurance-linked securities (ILS) in the humanitarian field, according to one of the investors in the bond, Plenum Investments AG. The first volcano cat bond read the full article →

Red Cross cat bond demonstrates Guernsey’s ILS credentials: Aon

The recent completion of the world's first pure volcanic risk catastrophe bond is a demonstration of Guernsey's insurance-linked securities (ILS) credentials, Paul Sykes, Managing Director at Aon has said. The volcano catastrophe bond, which was issued on behalf of sponsoring organisation the Danish Red Cross, was domiciled in Guernsey and drew read the full article →

First volcanic eruption cat bond issued for the Danish Red Cross

The very first catastrophe bond covering pure volcanic eruption risk has now been completed, with a $3 million privately placed issuance brought to market by Replexus and Howden Capital Markets and backed by leading cat bond investors for the Danish Red Cross. The catastrophe bond covers the risk of eruption of read the full article →

Red Cross’ volcano cat bond targets multi-continent coverage from Q1 issue

Over 800 million people live within 100km of an active volcano around the world. To prepare for a potential eruption, the Danish Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies, alongside industry partners, are planning a catastrophe bond to cover risks associated with 10 volcanoes in 4 read the full article →

Red Cross volcano cat bond to be backed by Global Parametrics & DFID

Global Parametrics, the parametric and index-based disaster risk transfer company, and the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID), have agreed in principal to provide some of the capital necessary to back the Red Cross' volcano catastrophe bond. The Danish Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies read the full article →

Red Cross making volcano cat bond progress

The Danish Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies are making progress with their first ever catastrophe bond transaction, revealing a tiered trigger structure designed to ensure that impactful volcanic eruptions cause the cat bond to pay out. The international humanitarian movement announced last year that it read the full article →

Indonesia tsunami insured loss estimated at $1.1 billion

The insurance and reinsurance industry may shoulder as much as $1.1 billion of claims for damage following the tsunami that struck Indonesia after the eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano. The volcano-triggered tsunami is thought to have killed more than 430 people and caused significant damage to coastal areas, damaging hundreds read the full article →