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Arbol raises $7m Series A for parametric weather risk platform

Arbol, Inc., the marketplace technology provider that supports parametric risk transfer or weather insurance and utilises smart contracts, has raised a $7 million Series A funding round to help grow its business. Arbol said that the Series A was oversubscribed and completed at much higher valuation from its initial seed funding read the full article →

Nephila & AGCS back innovative solar project weather risk transfer

Nephila Climate, the climate solutions are of ILS fund manager Nephila Capital, and the Capital Solutions unit of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), have again come together to provide a risk transfer solution to support a renewable energy project construction financing. It's the first time a so-called proxy generation Power read the full article →

Global Parametrics & JBA design parametric flood cover for VisionFund

Global Parametrics, the parametric and index-based disaster risk transfer company, has partnered with risk modelling specialist JBA Risk Management to design a parametric flood insurance product for VisionFund to cover flood risks in Myanmar. VisionFund International is a division of global charity World Vision and oversees its microfinance operations, providing loans read the full article →

Global Parametrics & Hannover Re complete index-based water risk transfers

Global Parametrics has structured and backed with capital from its Natural Disaster Fund (NDF) two index triggered water risk transfer arrangements covering smallholder farmers in India and Tanzania, with reinsurance giant Hannover Re providing some of the risk capital to support the deals. The two parametric risk transfer arrangements have been read the full article →

MSI GuaranteedWeather develops dual-trigger weather derivative

MSI GuaranteedWeather, LLC, a weather risk transfer focused subsidiary of MS&AD's Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd. (MSI), has developed a dual-trigger weather derivative product to help a renewable energy producer hedge the effects of two weather variables at the same time. In its first-use case, the dual-trigger weather derivative has been read the full article →

MS&AD backed Vortex launches instant parametric rain insurance

Vortex Insurance Agency, a specialist parametric insurance and weather risk transfer agency backed by the MS&AD group's Mitsui Sumitomo and a subsidiary of MSI GuaranteedWeather, LLC, has launched a new online portal through which businesses can buy parametric rainfall insurance instantly. Vortex is a front-end distributor of parametric weather insurance products read the full article →

Parametrics to grow in areas where indemnity models struggle: panellists

While parametric insurance will never replace indemnity structures, they are expected to be leveraged more widely in areas where indemnity models struggle to provide adequate solutions, according to Richard Chattock, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at London-headquartered, Insurtech Gateway. On the final day of the virtually held ILS Bermuda Convergence 2020 conference, read the full article →

Arbol lines up $250m non-traditional capacity, targets $1bn+ next year

Arbol, a provider of marketplace technology that supports parametric risk transfer or weather insurance and utilises smart contracts, told us that it has lined up $250 million of capacity from non-traditional market sources to help it expand. Arbol acquired well-known specialist provider of weather risk transfer and weather hedging solutions eWeatherRisk read the full article →

Demex adds Ventus co-founder Stuart Mercer to Advisory Board

The Demex Group, a climate risk focused insurtech that aims to deliver climate-resilience through financial risk solutions on a global scale, has added reinsurance and ILS expertise to its Advisory Board with ex-Ventus co-founder Stuart Mercer. The Demex Group launched recently after securing $4.2 million of seed funding from leading financial read the full article →

Nephila backs weather-linked wind power risk transfer for data center provider

Nephila Climate, the weather and climate risk focused arm of the largest independent insurance-linked securities (ILS) manager Nephila Capital, has provided capacity to back a weather-linked wind farm risk transfer deal, to support the needs of a data center provider. Working with its regular partners the Capital Solutions unit of Allianz read the full article →