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InsuResilience Solutions Fund backs crop & livestock parametric insurance

The InsuResilience Solutions Fund, which is part of the InsuResilience Global Partnership, will fund and support the development of an index-based crop and livestock insurance solution for smallholder farmers in South Africa.It's the first funding announced by the InsuResilience Solutions Fund (ISF), which was established and is funded by KfW, read the full article →

Parametric ILS “vital” to reduce protection gaps, increase resilience: Mark Carney, Bank of England

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, discussed the role of insurance and reinsurance technology as an essential financial took to smooth the world's transition to a 1.5 degree world and highlighted the role of insurance-linked securities (ILS) within that.Speaking on Sunday in New York, on the sidelines read the full article →

IDF members commit $5bn of capacity to support InsuResilience goals

Members of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) have committed to provide up to US $5 billion of risk capacity to support delivery of the InsuResilience Vision 2025 goals, while the United Nations and other sovereign actors have committed to extending climate and disaster insurance to 500 million.Announced yesterday in New read the full article →

Parametric livestock insurance pays out to Ethiopian farmers

An index-based livestock insurance program has paid out to almost 3,000 smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, after its parameters were breached by satellite data inputs, triggering payouts of the drought protection the scheme provides.The Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) was an early index or parametric microinsurance solution targeted at pastoralists in African read the full article →

Meteo Protect launches parametric weather risk transfer API

Meteo Protect, the specialist parametric and weather index insurance underwriting agency that is a Lloyd’s of London coverholder, has launched an innovative API (application program interface) to its parametric insurance products, allowing anyone to launch a parametric insurance program more simply.An API (application program interface) provides an interface, typically technology read the full article →

Orbital Micro Systems targets enhanced weather insights for re/insurance & ILS

More granular and higher resolution satellite data from earth observations are set to improve weather and catastrophe event insights for the insurance, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry, according to the CEO of Orbital Micro Systems.Orbital Micro Systems is a specialist in technology and data for space applications, with expertise read the full article →

Climate risk data needs linking to insurance & risk-transfer process

Climate risk data should be linked to the insurance, reinsurance and risk transfer process through the use of technology and risk models, placing it and financial products at the heart of climate adaptation and resilience efforts.A new background paper from academics and insurance sector specialists highlights the importance of continued read the full article →

New York’s climate change bill sets stage for risk transfer

New York state has seen new legislation on climate change adaptation making rapid progress through lawmaking channels and the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act includes signs that risk transfer is on the agenda.New York has been hailed as taking the lead on climate change related issues with its "green read the full article →

Climate risk transfer an opportunity for product design innovation: Greg Lowe, Aon

The growing pressure on corporations to take greater responsibility for the climate related risks and exposures they carry could present an opportunity for insurance and reinsurance market participants to demonstrate innovation in product design, according to Aon's Greg Lowe.Greg Lowe, the Head of Resilience & Sustainability at insurance and reinsurance read the full article →

Cost, efficiency, product & unbundling vital to protection gap initiatives

Public and private market efforts and collaboration to narrow or even close the insurance protection gap need to be accelerated and uptake of risk transfer needs to be extended, according to Chairman of AXA Denis Duverne.Speaking at an Insurance Development Forum (IDF) day held at the International Insurance Society (IIS) read the full article →