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ICAP completes reinsurance backed solar weather derivatives deal

ICAP, part of the TP ICAP group which is one of the largest interdealer brokers in the world, has completed what it is calling a landmark deal in the weather derivatives market, by directly connecting a renewable energy provider and a reinsurance capital provider using a fixed agreement, for the read the full article →

Arbol launches Bermuda MGU to offer parametric reinsurance

Arbol, a technology-led company focused on parametric risk transfer and weather insurance markets, has announced the formation of Arbol Underwriters Ltd. (AUL), a registered insurance agent based in Bermuda, that will focus on matching reinsurance capacity with parametric insurance risks. Arbol Underwriters Ltd. (AUL) will originate business through a number of read the full article →

CME weather contracts to use Speedwell data for settlement & valuation

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), which has always been an exchange location where weather futures and derivatives have been traded, is set to use weather data for settlement and valuation of its contracts from specialist provider Speedwell. It's an important move as it puts a recognised third-party provider of global weather read the full article →

TP ICAP & Speedwell launch tradable climate index

TP ICAP group, one of the largest interdealer brokers in the world and Speedwell Group, a long-time specialist service provider to the weather risk management and parametric risk transfer market, have collaborated to launch a new climate index which aims to make financial risk related to the rate of climate read the full article →

UNDP launches Insurance & Risk Finance Facility, ILS support anticipated

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has today launched the Insurance and Risk Finance Facility (IRFF), a new initiative that aims to build financial resilience and bridge a $1.4 trillion global health, mortality, and disaster protection gap, with support from the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market expected in future. Importantly, this Insurance read the full article →

Arbol’s Captive+Parametric to help corporations manage climate risk

Arbol, a technology-led company focused on parametric risk transfer and weather insurance markets, has launched an intriguing new solution named Captive+Parametric, which is designed to help corporations better manage climate risk and climate change exposure, with the help of parametric risk transfer to captive structures. Launched in Vermont yesterday, Arbol, which read the full article →

Exchange traded weather derivatives planned for China

Recognising the need for industries to be able to hedge their weather risks using robust data and indices, alongside exchange listing and trading, the National Meteorological Information Center of China and the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange will work together to develop derivatives products such as weather index futures. The two organisations have read the full article →

Arbol’s climate data network dClimate gets Mark Cuban investment

Things are hotting up in the weather risk management and parametric risk transfer technology space and Arbol, a smart contract, parametric risk transfer and weather insurance marketplace technology provider is one of the companies leading the charge. Arbol's founders have launched dClimate, a decentralized network for climate data and now received read the full article →

Parametrics: The future opportunity is already upon us

As climate change becomes a topic of increasing focus and with regulations poised to get tighter, the ability to customise parametric insurance solutions suggests that going forward, the product set is going to expand, according to industry experts. “When I look at available products today, I am quite certain that in 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 →