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Multilateral development banks to boost disaster & climate risk insurance

Leaders of 10 multilateral development banks (MDB’s) announced steps to collaborate more effectively to increase the impact and scale of their work, in order to tackle urgent development challenges, including addressing the growing need for disaster risk insurance and in climate risk financing. The 10 multilateral development banks (MDB’s) behind the announcement were the: African […]

Tokio Marine is first Japanese cat bond sponsor to use sustainable development bond

Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. Ltd., has become the first Japanese insurer to make use of a SOFR-based World Bank Sustainable Development Bond as a permitted investment within its latest catastrophe bond issuance, the company highlighted today. As Artemis has been reporting, Tokio Marine has been […]

The World Bank to scale up use of reinsurance and risk transfer for disasters

The World Bank has revealed that its expanded Crisis Preparedness and Response Toolkit has a focus on offering increased protection against large-scale disasters, enabling the mobilisation of private capital and the ability to transfer the risks of high-intensity but low-frequency disasters to reinsurers and the capital markets. Building on existing tools like catastrophe bonds, the […]

Our Programme was shortlisted for the AXCO’s Global Insurance Awards’24

Phoenix CRetro is delighted to be shortlisted for the Axco Global Insurance Awards in the Best Training Initiative in Global Risk category. Now its 2nd year, the Axco Global Insurance Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements, innovation and collaboration of the insurance ecosystem managing complex global risk. Following a thorough judging process, Phoenix CRetro was shortlisted, […]

Conditions primed for increased use of alternative reinsurance capital: GC’s Rousseau

Reinsurance market conditions are primed for an increasing turn towards alternatives, in sourcing capital and risk transfer solutions, according to Laurent Rousseau of Guy Carpenter. Speaking at an event in Baden-Baden yesterday, Rousseau, the CEO of Europe, Middle East & Africa and Global Capital Solutions at the reinsurance broker, explained that demand for alternative capital […]

Climate Resilient Development Bond (CRD Bond) proposed with ILS design

A new financial structure that can provide community-based climate insurance or risk transfer protection from the capital markets, while incorporating resilience, advanced funding for loss-prevention and mitigation, through an insurance-linked security (ILS) designed structure has been proposed. Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter has collaborated with Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer from Queen Mary University of London to produce […]

IMF: Swapping Debt for Climate or Nature Pledges Can Help Fund Resilience

Innovative debt swaps can help governments that have limited access to traditional grants or debt relief Countries that are most vulnerable to climate change—and the associated loss of natural biodiversity—are often those least able to afford investment to strengthen resilience because their budgets are burdened by debt. Such countries face a high risk of fiscal […]

Twelve Capital gets Art 9 SFDR classification for Climate Transition Equity Strategy

Twelve Capital, the Zurich headquartered investment manager with a focus on insurance-linked securities (ILS), insurance and reinsurance linked investments, has had its Climate Transition Equity Strategy classified under Article 9 of SFDR. The strategy focuses on the environmental aspects of climate sustainability, while also considering social and governance aspects. It is employed to operate an […]

When it comes to ESG, governance should be a given in ILS: Albertini

For the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, the ‘G’, or governance, within ESG, should always have been a given, as the industry needs to have strong governance around its underwriting practices, Luca Albertini, CEO of Leadenhall Capital Partners explained to Artemis. ESG, or environmental, social and governance has become one of the hottest topics in the […]

Diversification in focus for world’s largest pension funds

Many of the world’s largest pension fund investors are actively seeking out diversification opportunities, as they shift portfolios in light of global economic volatility, which could serve to further raise the profile of ILS investments. A recent piece of research from brokerage and consultant WTW states that out of the top 20 pension funds in […]

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