What a storm 10 years ago could look like 30 years from now

Recent studies indicate that climate change could cause a storm with an increase in wind loss of about 50% and an increase in storm surge loss of about 70% compared to what occurred during Hurricane Sandy. (This image of the New Jersey shore after Hurricane Sandy was captured by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mark C. […]

Twelve Capital warns of “potentially significant” aggregate cat bond erosion from Ian

After hurricane Ian, there is the potential for “significant” erosion to aggregate catastrophe bonds, according to investment manager Twelve Capital. In its latest update on major hurricane Ian, Twelve Capital, the Zurich-headquartered insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked fund manager, said that it is now working off a range of industry loss estimates from $50 […]

AM Best flags uncertainties for Sub-Saharan reinsurance market

Analysts at AM Best have flagged a host of uncertainties that may impede the near-term prospects of the reinsurance market in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), despite its significant expansion over the past decade. The rating agency notes that gross written premium in the SSA reinsurance market has grown at a 10-year compound annual growth rate of […]

Building resilience to climate change is of paramount importance in Africa: ARC

Ahead of COP27, the African Risk Capacity (ARC) outlines the importance of parametric insurance on the African continent, highlighting the need for further collaboration with more developed nations. ARC provides parametric insurance services to African Union member states and farmer organisations to pool disaster-related risk across Africa and transfer it to international risk markets. Since […]

Philippines cat bond “likely to default” on typhoon Noru impact: Plenum

The Philippines World Bank facilitated catastrophe bond is deemed “likely to default” after the landfall and impacts of super typhoon Noru, according to investment fund manager Plenum Investments. We reported yesterday that the Philippines World Bank issued IBRD CAR 123-124 catastrophe bond should be considered at-risk, after typhoon Noru (Karding as it’s locally known) underwent rapid intensification to […]

Summer 2022 cohort of our course has passed the qualification exam

Our sincere congratulations to the 4th cohort: Timothy Nielander, Shib Shankar Saha, Suguru Fujita, Richard Griffiths, Dewald Cillie, on obtaining “Certified ILS specialist” qualification with impressive average pass ratio of 92% at the exam. Kirill & Toby

Super typhoon Noru a potential threat to Philippines catastrophe bond

In the space of just 24 hours, typhoon Noru has explosively intensified into super typhoon Noru as it approaches the Philippines and now packing sustained winds of more than 150 mph the storm is a potential threat to the countries World Bank facilitated catastrophe bond. Meteorologists have been surprised by super typhoon Noru, which is […]

Mexico shows intent with $250m catastrophe insurance renewal

In a positive signal for the continuing use of private insurance and reinsurance capital to support the country’s natural disaster and catastrophe insurance needs, the Mexican government has renewed a $250 million layer of traditional catastrophe protection. As part of the government’s economic plans for 2023, the Mexico Ministry of Finance and Public Credit explained […]

Singapore’s capital market focus for re/insurance development continues

The government of Singapore continues to look to the capital markets to push the boundaries in developing its insurance and reinsurance market, with an ambition to further develop the ability of the sector to tap capital market appetite for risk. In revealing a new growth strategy for the Singapore financial services industry, the Monetary Authority […]