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Tokio Marine HCC sees renewable opportunity with GCube acquisition

Tokio Marine HCC, the specialty insurance underwriter and part of the Tokio Marine Group, is aiming to create a ‘centre of excellence’ focused on renewable energy insurance, now that its acquisition of GCube has completed. GCube is a managing general agent (MGA) and underwriter focused on the renewable energy sector as 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 →

Global Parametrics puts NDF capacity behind Arbol-powered weather risk pilot

Global Parametrics, the parametric and index-based disaster risk transfer company, is putting capacity from the Natural Disaster Fund (NDF) that it manages behind a new weather insurance pilot for coffee farmers in Costa Rica that is powered by Arbol's technology and smart contract driven marketplace for weather risk transfer. To launch 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 →

Weather risk & renewables specialist GCube acquired by Tokio Marine HCC

Tokio Marine HCC, the specialty insurance players, has acquired GCube, a managing general agent (MGA) and underwriter focused on the renewable energy sector as well as weather risk transfer products. GCube has a track record of underwriting weather risk transfer on a parametric and index basis for the energy sector and 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 →

AbsoluteClimo’s climate risk models forecast fewer economic losses in 2020

AbsoluteClimo, a climate and weather modeling, forecasting and risk management firm based in Hawaii, says its models suggest that in 2020 global total economic losses from climate-driven natural catastrophes are most likely to meet or exceed $110 billion. That's significantly lower than the number seen this year and also lower than 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 →

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 →