Parametric Catastrophe Bonds and Alternate Risk Transfer Mechanisms for China’s Market

Even as countries across the globe grapple with climate change, alternate risk transfer mechanisms like parametric solutions are emerging as the best option. A parametric transaction uses the physical characteristics of a catastrophe event as the trigger. A catastrophe bond (CAT) is a high-yield debt instrument that is designed to raise money for companies in […]

Parametric insurance gains momentum in Africa, but more to do: ARC’s Ndlovu

Parametric insurance products are slowly gaining momentum in Africa, but according to Lesley Ndlovu, CEO of the African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group’s insurer, Arc Ltd., more countries need to embrace parametric risk transfer, especially as Africa tries to fight the effects of climate change. ARC Ltd. now provides parametric insurance to 35 sovereign member states […]

Parametric Covers Are Finally Gaining Traction. Here’s How Companies Can Benefit

Parametric solutions are gaining in popularity, especially for businesses in the crosshairs of natural catastrophe risk. The traditional insurance model insures against specific losses, but in recent years, another model, parametric insurance, has been picking up steam.   “Parametric insurance, sometimes also referred to as index-based insurance, is an insurance product that offers a predefined payout based […]