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Climate risk transfer an opportunity for product design innovation: Greg Lowe, Aon

The growing pressure on corporations to take greater responsibility for the climate related risks and exposures they carry could present an opportunity for insurance and reinsurance market participants to demonstrate innovation in product design, according to Aon's Greg Lowe.Greg Lowe, the Head of Resilience & Sustainability at insurance and reinsurance read the full article →

Cost, efficiency, product & unbundling vital to protection gap initiatives

Public and private market efforts and collaboration to narrow or even close the insurance protection gap need to be accelerated and uptake of risk transfer needs to be extended, according to Chairman of AXA Denis Duverne.Speaking at an Insurance Development Forum (IDF) day held at the International Insurance Society (IIS) read the full article →

GrainCorp gets 10-year drought protection with help of Aon’s White Rock

GrainCorp, the giant Australian agribusiness, has secured a 10-year risk transfer arrangement that will protect it against the impacts of grain production variability, particularly from drought.The company one of the world's largest agricultural businesses specialised in grain and other commodity receivership, storage and transportation.Given its areas of specialism, GrainCorp holds read the full article →

Nephila worked with Allianz on GrainCorp weather risk hedging

Nephila Capital, the world's largest asset manager of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and other catastrophe or weather linked reinsurance instruments, was involved in work to help Australian agribusiness GrainCorp.GrainCorp is among the largest agricultural businesses that has specialised in grain and other commodity receivership, storage and transportation.As a result, the company read the full article →

TP ICAP expands into weather derivatives broking with Ernst hires

TP ICAP group, the world’s largest interdealer broker, has a new offering of weather derivatives, having hired two experienced weather risk market professionals in Nicholas and Eric Ernst.ICAP Energy LLC, which is the energy and commodities focused division of TP ICAP has hired the pair to run a new ICAP read the full article →

Nephila helps Ares Management to three wind power proxy revenue swaps

Nephila Climate, the weather, climate risk and reinsurance focused unit of insurance-linked fund manager Nephila Capital, has entered into three wind power proxy revenue swap transaction to facilitate the financing of an acquisition and re-powering of a wind power portfolio.Alternative investment manager Ares Management Corporation utilised the proxy revenue swaps read the full article →

Weather risk market healthy & expanding: Malinow, Sompo Global Weather

Opportunities remain in the healthy and expanding weather risk market with both capacity supply and demand supporting short-term growth. And, at the same time, there’s likely to be a shift in weather market leadership away from “reinsurers with a front end”, according to Martin Malinow, President, Sompo Global Weather.Sompo Global read the full article →

Swiss Re sets up EU entity for derivative & ILS continuity post-Brexit

Global reinsurance firm Swiss Re has established a new European entity in Luxembourg named Swiss Re Capital Markets Europe, S.A. to ensure it has trading continuity for derivative contracts in the weather and energy risk transfer space, as well as ILS instruments, after Brexit.With the UK's position in the European read the full article →

Nephila Climate backs proxy revenue swap for Ranchero wind farm

Nephila Climate, the weather, climate risk and reinsurance focused unit of ILS fund manager Nephila Capital, has provided capacity to back another proxy revenue swap for a wind farm project, again alongside Allianz Risk Transfer.These transactions are becoming more frequent as the renewable energy sector, its investors and developers, increasingly read the full article →

Nephila & Allianz back wind farm revenue swap for Enel

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment manager Nephila Capital has again collaborated with insurer Allianz and broker ReSurety to deliver a wind farm proxy revenue swap product to transfer risks and support cash flows related to a new wind farm construction project.This wind farm proxy revenue swap transaction is read the full article →