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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 →

Nephila & AGCS back innovative solar project weather risk transfer

Nephila Climate, the climate solutions are of ILS fund manager Nephila Capital, and the Capital Solutions unit of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), have again come together to provide a risk transfer solution to support a renewable energy project construction financing. It's the first time a so-called proxy generation Power read the full article →

Where possible, climate risk must be explicitly baked into models: Prospectus 2021

As vendor catastrophe models and elevated annual losses show that secondary perils have grown in prevalence for the re/insurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) markets, climate risk needs to be explicitly baked in, according to Kelly Hereid, Director, Catastrophe Research & Development, Liberty Mutual Insurance. On day four of Prospectus 2021, the read the full article →

MSI GuaranteedWeather develops dual-trigger weather derivative

MSI GuaranteedWeather, LLC, a weather risk transfer focused subsidiary of MS&AD's Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd. (MSI), has developed a dual-trigger weather derivative product to help a renewable energy producer hedge the effects of two weather variables at the same time. In its first-use case, the dual-trigger weather derivative has been read the full article →

MS&AD backed Vortex launches instant parametric rain insurance

Vortex Insurance Agency, a specialist parametric insurance and weather risk transfer agency backed by the MS&AD group's Mitsui Sumitomo and a subsidiary of MSI GuaranteedWeather, LLC, has launched a new online portal through which businesses can buy parametric rainfall insurance instantly. Vortex is a front-end distributor of parametric weather insurance products read the full article →

Nephila backs weather-linked wind power risk transfer for data center provider

Nephila Climate, the weather and climate risk focused arm of the largest independent insurance-linked securities (ILS) manager Nephila Capital, has provided capacity to back a weather-linked wind farm risk transfer deal, to support the needs of a data center provider. Working with its regular partners the Capital Solutions unit of Allianz read the full article →

Global Parametrics & Hannover Re back another Arbol-powered weather risk pilot

Global Parametrics and reinsurance giant Hannover Re are together supporting a weather risk insurance pilot scheme that is powered by Arbol’s technology and smart contract driven marketplace for weather risk transfer. The pair are supporting the AGRIBEE Crop Insurance Pilot with capacity to enable the provision of extreme weather protection cover read the full article →

CelsiusPro doubles-down on big-data for parametrics & weather risk transfer

CelsiusPro AG, the Swiss headquartered weather index insurance and parametric risk transfer specialist, is doubling down on the use of big-data and advanced technology to create better parametric triggers and indices for weather and natural catastrophe risk transfer. CelsiusPro is already a technology-focused company, calling itself an insurtech as it has read the full article →

Demex funded & backed by Nephila & Munich Re capacity for climate risk transfer

Nephila Capital, the world's largest ILS and reinsurance fund manager, is to provide weather risk capacity to support The Demex Group, a climate risk focused insurtech start-up, as it comes out of stealth with a mission to provide financial risk solutions to deliver greater climate resilience. The Demex Group has secured read the full article →