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Changing weather risks need bespoke reinsurance solutions: Munich Re

The trend towards greater frequency and severity of weather risk events in Europe, resulting in a higher risk of losses to insurers and reinsurers, requires an adjustment to the perception of risk as well as bespoke reinsurance solutions, Munich Re said this morning.The world's largest reinsurance firm believes that weather read the full article →

Weather derivatives trading unit complements Munich Re: S&P

The world’s largest reinsurance firm Munich Re's U.S. weather derivatives and energy commodities trading unit Munich Re Trading LLC complements the reinsurers core operations and is highly strategic to its parent, according to S&P.Munich Re purchased the weather and weather-related energy risk management unit of Bermuda reinsurer RenaissanceRe, RenRe Energy read the full article →

Tullett Prebon hires weather derivatives broker Rosen from ICAP

Inter-dealer brokerage Tullet Prebon has hired a weather derivatives broker to its wholly owned subsidiary Tullett Prebon Energy. Peter Rosen joins the firm from his last role as a weather broker at ICAP and will report to Christopher Grosso, Director of Energy Products. He will be based in the firm’s read the full article →

Growth and diversity of weather trading market highlighted at WRMA conference

The weather risk market demonstrated its diversity and growth at the recent Weather Risk Management Association (WRMA) 12th Annual European Meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany. Over ninety weather risk professionals from six continents and seventeen countries attended, demonstrating continuing global interest in weather risk hedging and making it the most diverse read the full article →

Hot weather slows weather derivatives trading volumes

Environmental Finance, the monthly magazine covering the impact of environmental issues on lending, insurance, investment and trading decisions, have published an interesting news article on the weather derivatives market today. The article shows that the recent hot weather across the U.S., which resulted in the fourth warmest July on record, read the full article →

Above average temperatures to continue across U.S., good news for some weather derivatives traders

We wrote last week that some weather traders are taking advantage of the recent heat wave across the U.S. to profit from making the right choices with their weather derivative contract purchases. The high temperatures caused some weather derivative contract prices to soar on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) allowing read the full article →

Weather derivatives traders cash in on heatwave

The U.S. has been suffering from unusually high temperatures, dry weather and heatwaves across many regions in recent days and weeks. High temperatures mean weather traders are busy as companies and traders seek to hedge their weather risks using instruments such as weather derivatives.Savvy weather traders are apparently cashing in read the full article →