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Parametrics: The future opportunity is already upon us

As climate change becomes a topic of increasing focus and with regulations poised to get tighter, the ability to customise parametric insurance solutions suggests that going forward, the product set is going to expand, according to industry experts. “When I look at available products today, I am quite certain that in read the full article →

Hillridge launches weather parametrics with Mitsui Sumitomo & Victor

Hillridge Technology Pty Ltd, an Australian software technology company that aims to help users address the climate protection gap, has launched a weather index insurance platform with the support of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance and Victor Insurance Australia, a subsidiary of Marsh. Hillridge hopes to provide growers and producers easy access to read the full article →

Advances in data, new participants point to parametric growth: Artemis Live

Interest in parametric risk transfer and insurance is on the rise as the immediacy and availability of data improves and new types of market participants enter the fray, suggesting growth is on the horizon, according to industry experts. During yesterday’s Artemis Live webcast, titled The Power of Parametric Solutions for Climate read the full article →

Live webcast: The Power of Parametric Solutions for Climate Resilience

The Weather Risk Management Association (WRMA) and Artemis have partnered to host a live webcast on April 29th 2021 to discuss the role of parametric solutions in supporting climate resilience. The event will feature senior leaders from across the weather risk management and re/insurance space. Register online here to secure your read the full article →

Speedwell formalises global parametric tropical cyclone settlements

Speedwell Group, a long-time specialist service provider to the weather risk management and parametric risk transfer market, has formalised its tropical cyclone risk related settlement services, providing further options for those looking to structure cat-in-a-box or similar parametric wind insurance, reinsurance or swap deals. Speedwell said it has received significant demand read the full article →

Arbol hires Guo from GC Securities as Chief Insurance Officer

Arbol, the provider of marketplace technology supporting parametric risk transfer and weather insurance, utilising smart contracts, has made a key hire, bringing onboard Hong Guo from GC Securities as its Chief Insurance Officer. Hong Guo joins Arbol as Executive Vice President and Chief Insurance Officer and will lead all insurance related read the full article →

Arbol taps machinery sensors for parametric crop insurance triggers

Arbol, the provider of marketplace technology supporting parametric risk transfer or weather insurance and that utilises smart contracts, has provided the backing for a new crop yield cover whose parametric triggers are based on the throughput measured by machinery sensors. The use of sensor technology in creating new parametric risk transfer, read the full article →

Parametric crop-yield risk transfer product launched by Praedictus & Speedwell

A new parametric crop-yield risk transfer solution has been launched by Praedictus Climate Solutions in partnership with The Speedwell Group. Praedictus Croplock offers an index-based solution for managing crop yield risk, with parametric triggers designed to match the predicted output for crops. The solution makes use of proprietary crop yield modelling techniques read the full article →

Basis risk an issue, but parametric drought risk transfer to expand: Survey

Quality and availability of data is seen as vitally important by insurance and reinsurance market players interested in covering drought related risks, as they seek to reduce basis risk in offerings, a survey from VanderSat has found. Dutch satellite technology firm VanderSat teamed up with AgroInsurance, an agricultural insurance industry knowledge hub, read the full article →

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 →