One of the best entry opportunities to catastrophe bonds: Ramseier, Twelve

Current market conditions make allocating to the catastrophe bond asset class a particularly attractive prospect for investors at this time, according to Twelve Capital Founding Partner & Group CIO, Dr. Urs Ramseier. In a letter, Ramseier sets out the Twelve Capital view on the current geopolitical landscape, and how the invasion of Ukraine by Russia […]

Drought-affected Mali to benefit from $7.1m ARC replica payout via the WFP

More than 204,000 people in drought-affected parts of Mali are set to benefit from a $7.1 million payout by the African Risk Capacity (ARC) to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), an ARC replica technical partner which has been subscribing to the climate insurance policy in Mali since 2017. The ARC replica program was […]

Relative value of ILS investing evident in 2021: Swiss Re

2021 saw the catastrophe bond market soften, with a trend towards tightening across most of the year, but differentiation remained, driven by investor appetites, but according to Swiss Re Capital Markets the relative value of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class persists. As we explained yesterday, the end of the year saw cat bond investors […]

Congratulations to our alumni, co-founder of Reask, on winning Catastrophe risk modelling solution of the year by ERM

The winner of catastrophe risk modelling solution of the year has used cutting-edge technology to develop a novel technique that is showing potential to fill growing protection gaps against natural catastrophes. Metryc, a global tropical cyclone parametric calculation agent from risk modelling firm Reask, was launched in 2021 and already has clients. One of InsuranceERM‘s independent […]

Descartes & Reask partner to expand parametric cyclone covers

Descartes Underwriting, the insurance technology (insurtech) focused managing general agency (MGA) that specialises in parametric and data-driven risk transfer products, is partnering with Reask, a climate analytics and data company that uses machine learning techniques. The partnership is focusing on tropical cyclone risk transfer, with the pair hoping to “push the frontier of parametric windstorm […]

Twelve Capital predicts positive trends for 2022

Twelve Capital has said it believes the sector will benefit from a number of factors in 2022, including higher interest rates, improved pricing, and an increased ESG focus. In a note to investors, the firm said that it sees attractive opportunities in insurance fixed income due to credit spreads being higher than those of corporates, […]

Twelve Capital positive on re/insurance sector investing for 2022

Investment manager Twelve Capital has explained that it believes the insurance and reinsurance sector has positive attributes as an investment asset class for 2022, with both macroeconomic and idiosyncratic tailwinds expected to drive returns this year. Twelve Capital is a Zurich-headquartered catastrophe bond, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment fund manager, with strategies both […]

Swiss Re grows ILS AuM to $3.2bn, expands PGGM & Sector sidecars: Interview

Swiss Re continued to expand its alternative reinsurance capital assets under management across the range of insurance-linked securities (ILS) structures it manages for 2022, with notable successes in growing sidecar commitments for its PGGM-backed vehicle and its multi-investor Sector Re sidecar. Artemis spoke with Judy Klugman, Global Head of ILS Sales (based in New York), […]

Reask gets Tencent backing for its AI catastrophe models

Reask, a catastrophe modelling, climate analytics and data company that uses machine learning techniques and artificial intelligence, has gained a significant vote of confidence from Chinese technology giant Tencent, which has led a seed funding round for the company. Reask is already making headway in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, having worked closely with Zurich-headquartered […]

GIIF: Africa Risk Capacity (ARC) Group Spotlight Interview

Background:   During the just-concluded COP26, Africa Risk Capacity (ARC) Group showcased its lessons learnt in implementing continent-wide climate risk resilience initiatives for millions of Africans through dynamic partnerships. ARC Group also received new funding for scaling its reach and impact to safeguard livelihoods for the most vulnerable at the frontlines of climate change-mediated hazards. The […]