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Speedwell unveils weatherXchange, a parametric risk transfer platform

Speedwell Weather, a provider of weather data, forecasting information, analytics, software and consultancy to the weather derivatives and weather risk management market, has unveiled its awaited parametric weather risk transfer platform weatherXchange.weatherXchange is an online technology based weather trading platform, that will enable protection buyers and sellers to meet and read the full article →

Speedwell Weather plans parametric weather risk transfer platform

Speedwell Weather, a provider of weather data, forecasting information, analytics, software and consultancy to the weather derivatives and weather risk management market, is planning to launch a free platform to facilitate parametric weather risk transfer.Announced today, Speedwell has launched SWS Version 11, the latest version of its weather derivative pricing read the full article →

Weather derivative contracts impacted by unusually warm winter

Some weather derivative contracts have been impacted by the unusually warm winter conditions seen in the fourth-quarter of 2015 and which have continued into this year, with January 2016 seeing more temperature records broken.There are a number of reinsurance players with weather risk management and weather derivative units, as well read the full article →

Endurance in multi-year wind hedge with Meridian Energy Australia

Endurance Global Weather, a weather hedging and weather risk management focused unit of Bermudian specialty P&C insurance and reinsurance firm Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., has completed a multi-year wind hedge transaction with Meridian Energy Australia.Meridian Energy Australia, a leading Australian electricity supplier that uses environmentally sustainable renewable resources, selected Endurance read the full article →

Speedwell launches platform to facilitate weather hedging for energy

Speedwell Weather, a provider of weather data, forecasts, analytics, software and consultancy to the weather risk management and derivatives market, has launched a new platform which it hopes will help facilitate weather hedging for energy industry players.The Speedwell-Market brings together tools and data to help energy market participants make better read the full article →

Speedwell appoints joint CEO’s to develop weather risk business

Speedwell Weather, a provider of weather data, analytics, forecasts, software and consultancy to the weather risk management and derivatives market, has appointed joint CEO's as it seeks to further develop its business.Speedwell Weather data and software is used by weather risk management and trading firms, insurance, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities read the full article →

Speedwell Weather expands commodity weather risk data product

Speedwell Weather, a provider of weather data, forecasts, software, analytics and consultancy to the weather risk management and derivatives market, has expanded its Speedwell Commodity Product to enhance the granularity of data available.The Commodity Product is used to inform anyone for who visibility of weather forecast and historical data is important read the full article →

Speedwell Weather adds more weather risk data to SuperPack product

Speedwell Weather, a provider of weather data, forecasts, analytics, consultancy and software to the weather risk management and derivatives market, has expanded the range of data available through its SuperPack product.SuperPack® is a service for users of large volumes of weather data. The service continues to grow and Speedwell now read the full article →

Economic costs of weather volatility exceed impact of natural catastrophes

The annual economic costs from routine weather variance or weather volatility can far exceed the costs caused by natural catastrophes, according to a report showing the importance of weather risk management from insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE.Volatile weather is increasing around the globe, according to the report, as read the full article →

MDA EarthSat Weather expand wind generation forecast to include Europe

MDA EarthSat Weather, a consulting group for weather risk and commodity weather products and services, have announced the expansion of their current wind generation forecast product range. They are expanding their focus beyond the U.S. and will now offer forecast data and information for stations in the UK, Ireland, and read the full article →