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Nephila adds new hedge for weather-driven renewable energy

Nephila Climate, the weather, climate risk and reinsurance focused unit of ILS fund management firm Nephila Capital, has added a new product to its suite of hedging solutions for operators of weather-driven renewable energy businesses.Nephila has specialised in this sector for some years now, providing hedges to enable greater certainty read the full article →

Nephila Climate takes weather risk to assist Scout wind farm financing

Nephila Climate, the weather, climate risk and reinsurance focused unit of the largest ILS fund manager Nephila Capital, has participated in another wind farm financing transaction, taking the weather risk out of the equation for operators and investors in the renewables project.Nephila has long been involved in the weather and read the full article →

Parametric ILS “vital” to reduce protection gaps, increase resilience: Mark Carney, Bank of England

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, discussed the role of insurance and reinsurance technology as an essential financial took to smooth the world's transition to a 1.5 degree world and highlighted the role of insurance-linked securities (ILS) within that.Speaking on Sunday in New York, on the sidelines read the full article →

IDF members commit $5bn of capacity to support InsuResilience goals

Members of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) have committed to provide up to US $5 billion of risk capacity to support delivery of the InsuResilience Vision 2025 goals, while the United Nations and other sovereign actors have committed to extending climate and disaster insurance to 500 million.Announced yesterday in New read the full article →

Meteo Protect launches parametric weather risk transfer API

Meteo Protect, the specialist parametric and weather index insurance underwriting agency that is a Lloyd’s of London coverholder, has launched an innovative API (application program interface) to its parametric insurance products, allowing anyone to launch a parametric insurance program more simply.An API (application program interface) provides an interface, typically technology read the full article →

Orbital Micro Systems targets enhanced weather insights for re/insurance & ILS

More granular and higher resolution satellite data from earth observations are set to improve weather and catastrophe event insights for the insurance, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry, according to the CEO of Orbital Micro Systems.Orbital Micro Systems is a specialist in technology and data for space applications, with expertise read the full article →

Climate risk data needs linking to insurance & risk-transfer process

Climate risk data should be linked to the insurance, reinsurance and risk transfer process through the use of technology and risk models, placing it and financial products at the heart of climate adaptation and resilience efforts.A new background paper from academics and insurance sector specialists highlights the importance of continued read the full article →

Weather risk transfer profile rising in Australia: Risk Solutions International

Awareness of the benefits of weather risk transfer is growing in Australia and transactions like the recent long-term GrainCorp weather hedge is challenging the perceptions of agriculture-focused public companies, according to brokerage, Risk Solutions International Pty Ltd (RSI).Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1997, Risk Solutions International Pty Ltd (RSI) is read the full article →

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 →