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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 →

Companies who engage in weather hedging see increase in firm value

Whether risk management practices such as hedging actually have an effect on firm value of those engaging in such practices is highly debated in wider economic circles. Those involved in hedging or risk management sectors such as reinsurance can of course see the value in a well placed hedge, but read the full article →

March 2012 was the warmest on record in the U.S.

Here on Artemis we often discuss the vagaries of the weather and climate and this March was certainly an unusual month worth commenting on. The U.S. saw the warmest March on record since 1950, based on natural gas weighted Heated Degree Days (GWHDDs), according to an MDA EarthSat Weather press read the full article →

Would weather hedging be more effective than business interruption for Frontier Airlines hail damage?

On a regular basis we see news articles discussing weather events which have caused losses to corporations which may have been better protected through weather risk management techniques rather than their standard business interruption insurance policies. The latest case to hit the news in recent days is the damaging hail read the full article →