Swiss ILS fund managers collaborating on ESG transparency

Artemis has learned that a group of Switzerland-based insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund managers have been collaborating to develop a data transparency proposal to help enhance environmental, social and governance (ESG) in the ILS market. After what we understand to be a few months of work, an initial ESG data request file template has now […]

Cat bond issuance strong in first half: Moody’s

Catastrophe bond issuance remained buoyant in the first half of this year, with $7.7 billion in new issuance following a record year in 2021, according to a report released Friday by Moody’s Investors Service Inc. Activity is expected to be robust for the remainder of 2022, Moody’s said. First-quarter new issuance totaled $3.2 billion, the […]

Expanding hurricane insurance coverage for individuals in the Caribbean

Parametric policies designed for lower-income consumers could help bridge the disaster insurance gap. Globally, uninsured damages from disasters add up to over US$160bn per year, with 96% of this protection gap affecting emerging economies. Parametric disaster insurance can help by offering protection to many of those who are most vulnerable to natural hazards. The Yokahu insurance company […]