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ICAP completes reinsurance backed solar weather derivatives deal

ICAP, part of the TP ICAP group which is one of the largest interdealer brokers in the world, has completed what it is calling a landmark deal in the weather derivatives market, by directly connecting a renewable energy provider and a reinsurance capital provider using a fixed agreement, for the read the full article →

Arbol launches Bermuda MGU to offer parametric reinsurance

Arbol, a technology-led company focused on parametric risk transfer and weather insurance markets, has announced the formation of Arbol Underwriters Ltd. (AUL), a registered insurance agent based in Bermuda, that will focus on matching reinsurance capacity with parametric insurance risks. Arbol Underwriters Ltd. (AUL) will originate business through a number of read the full article →

CME weather contracts to use Speedwell data for settlement & valuation

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), which has always been an exchange location where weather futures and derivatives have been traded, is set to use weather data for settlement and valuation of its contracts from specialist provider Speedwell. It's an important move as it puts a recognised third-party provider of global weather read the full article →

TP ICAP & Speedwell launch tradable climate index

TP ICAP group, one of the largest interdealer brokers in the world and Speedwell Group, a long-time specialist service provider to the weather risk management and parametric risk transfer market, have collaborated to launch a new climate index which aims to make financial risk related to the rate of climate read the full article →

UNDP launches Insurance & Risk Finance Facility, ILS support anticipated

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has today launched the Insurance and Risk Finance Facility (IRFF), a new initiative that aims to build financial resilience and bridge a $1.4 trillion global health, mortality, and disaster protection gap, with support from the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market expected in future. Importantly, this Insurance read the full article →

Fiji exempts parametric climate & disaster insurance from VAT

In a positive move to accelerate and widen the roll-out of important parametric insurance products to protect against climate and disaster risks, the Government of Fiji has exempted them from value added tax (VAT). It's the first time we know of where a government has moved to make disaster insurance more read the full article →

Global Parametrics links climate risk transfer to microfinance funding

Global Parametrics has collaborated on a new climate risk transfer product that integrates parametric risk transfer with the provision of debt financing to microfinance organisations and initiatives. CRED, or the Climate Resilience Enhanced Debt (CRED) product, has been jointly developed by Global Parametrics and Enabling Qapital, an impact investor and advisor read the full article →

Swiss Re CorSo settles parametric hurricane Ida claim

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the large commercial risk specialist unit of the global reinsurance firm, has already settled one parametric insurance claim, after a clients parametric trigger was breached by hurricane Ida's wind speeds. With hurricane Ida making landfall at Category 4 strength, with sustained winds recorded on the ground at read the full article →

Reask helps Swiss Re CorSo expand parametric wind cover worldwide

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the large commercial risk specialist unit of the global reinsurance firm, is expanding the utility of its parametric tropical cyclone insurance product with the help of Reask, a climate analytics and data company that uses machine learning techniques. Reask is helping Swiss Re Corporate Solutions to expand read the full article →

Arbol’s Captive+Parametric to help corporations manage climate risk

Arbol, a technology-led company focused on parametric risk transfer and weather insurance markets, has launched an intriguing new solution named Captive+Parametric, which is designed to help corporations better manage climate risk and climate change exposure, with the help of parametric risk transfer to captive structures. Launched in Vermont yesterday, Arbol, which read the full article →