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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 →

Arbol acquires eWeatherRisk, aims to revolutionise weather risk transfer market

Arbol, a technology driven marketplace that uses blockchain and smart contracts, has acquired well-known specialist provider of weather risk transfer and weather hedging solutions eWeatherRisk, as it looks to revolutionise the way weather risk transfer contracts are bought and sold. eWeatherRisk is a long-time weather risk management and transfer market participant read the full article →

Cat bonds, risk pools, parametric triggers key to risk mitigation: Aon

Innovative insurance and reinsurance mechanisms such as catastrophe bonds, risk pooling facilities and parametric triggers are all key ways that risk mitigation can be improved in the world's most vulnerable areas, Aon said today. The insurance and reinsurance broker highlighted the continuing issue of the protection gap and the need for read the full article →

Climate variability & Australian farm profits, why weather risk transfer is key

At a time when Australian has been sweltering in record heat while bush fires burned out of control, then suffering from severe storms, a recent study seeks to quantify the effect of climate variability on farm profits in the country. The impacts of both short-term climate risks such as drought and read the full article →

Nephila & Allianz’s Enel wind farm proxy revenue swap comes on-risk

Nephila Capital, the largest investment manager of insurance and reinsurance linked securities, is a regular participant in wind energy proxy revenue swap deals, alongside transaction partner Allianz Risk Transfer (Allianz ART). Nephila Climate, the weather and climate risk and reinsurance focused unit of the largest ILS fund manager Nephila Capital, regularly read the full article →

Wind power indices for risk transfer added to weatherXchange

Indices designed to facilitate the trading of weather risks related to wind power have now been added to weatherXchange, the parametric weather risk transfer platform operated by specialist Speedwell Weather. weatherXchange makes it easier for companies to access index-based weather risk protection, listing a range of weather risk transfer products that read the full article →

GrainCorp set for pay-out from 10-year drought derivative contract: Report

According to a media report, Australian agribusiness giant GrainCorp looks to be eligible to claim as much as AU $57.3 million in a pay-out under the 10-year risk transfer arrangement it entered into this year that protects it against grain production variability, particularly from drought. The Australian Financial Review (AFR) has read the full article →

Parametric MGA Skyline Partners joins weatherXchange as capacity provider

weatherXchange, the parametric weather risk transfer platform operated by specialist Speedwell Weather, has added another new capacity provider for the weather hedging products available through it, in parametric managing general agent (MGA) Skyline Partners. Skyline Partners is based in London and operates with a focus on parametric insurance and risk transfer read the full article →