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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 →

Arbol raises $7m Series A for parametric weather risk platform

Arbol, Inc., the marketplace technology provider that supports parametric risk transfer or weather insurance and utilises smart contracts, has raised a $7 million Series A funding round to help grow its business. Arbol said that the Series A was oversubscribed and completed at much higher valuation from its initial seed funding read the full article →

Nephila & AGCS back innovative solar project weather risk transfer

Nephila Climate, the climate solutions are of ILS fund manager Nephila Capital, and the Capital Solutions unit of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), have again come together to provide a risk transfer solution to support a renewable energy project construction financing. It's the first time a so-called proxy generation Power read the full article →

MSI GuaranteedWeather develops dual-trigger weather derivative

MSI GuaranteedWeather, LLC, a weather risk transfer focused subsidiary of MS&AD's Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd. (MSI), has developed a dual-trigger weather derivative product to help a renewable energy producer hedge the effects of two weather variables at the same time. In its first-use case, the dual-trigger weather derivative has been 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 →

Nephila backs weather-linked wind power risk transfer for data center provider

Nephila Climate, the weather and climate risk focused arm of the largest independent insurance-linked securities (ILS) manager Nephila Capital, has provided capacity to back a weather-linked wind farm risk transfer deal, to support the needs of a data center provider. Working with its regular partners the Capital Solutions unit of Allianz read the full article →

Arbol transacts $11m notional through weather risk platform

Arbol, a provider of marketplace technology that utilises smart contracts, has now sold $11 million notional in weather risk transfer contracts through its platform in the first four months since it began trading live transactions. Arbol completed an acquisition of well-known specialist provider of weather risk transfer and weather hedging solutions read the full article →

Nephila & Allianz in proxy revenue swap for Escalade wind farm in Texas

Nephila Capital, the largest insurance and reinsurance linked fund manager and global insurer Allianz have collaborated again to provide a proxy revenue swap to help reduce financing risk for those funding the 336 MW Escalade wind farm project in Texas. Through its specialist climate and weather focused underwriting, risk transfer and read the full article →

Star Group gets weather derivative payout after warmer first-quarter

Weather hedging seems to have worked as intended for Star Group (formerly Star Gas Partners) in the first-quarter of 2020, as higher temperatures in the United States triggered a payout under the energy providers weather derivatives arrangements. Star Group has been using weather derivatives to hedge out the impacts of temperature read the full article →

Cooper Gay acquires Meteo Protect, Gabriel Gross to lead new parametric unit

Cooper Gay France, the European broker and wholesale managing general agency (MGA) that is part of the BGC Partners broking group, has acquired the Meteo Protect brand and technology, the specialist parametric and weather index insurance underwriting agency and Lloyd's coverholder, we can reveal. Meteo Protect is a leading specialist in read the full article →