One of the best entry points for investors in decades: Twelve Capital’s Ramseier

The global insurance and reinsurance market, including insurance-linked securities (ILS), currently offers “one of the best entry points for investors in decades” according to Twelve Capital CIO and Founding Partner Urs Ramseier. Writing in a letter to investors, Urs Ramseier explains that the insurance and reinsurance markets have faced and continue to face multiple risks, […]

Risk Pool CEO Global Risk Dialogue

Securing access to financial resources before a disaster strikes through sovereign catastrophe risk pools allows countries to respond quickly to disasters and reduce their impact on people and their livelihoods. Risk Pools like ARC Ltd., CCRIF, PCRIC and SEADRIF are an innovative DRM mechanism enabling countries to pool risks in a diversified portfolio and transfer […]

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 […]

Risk pools ARC, CCRIF and PCRIC agree to partnership at COP27

Global risk pools African Risk Capacity Limited (ARC Ltd.), CCRIF SPC (formerly The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) and Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company (PCRIC) have agreed to a partnership at the recent COP27 climate conference. The parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the sidelines of COP27 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt to […]

Cat bond spread levels double since the start of 2022: Tenax

Spread levels in the catastrophe bond market may have doubled since the beginning of 2022, as the market reprices return expectations in the wake of hurricane Ian, according to Tenax Capital. Tenax Capital, the London based hedge fund that was founded by its CEO Massimo Figna and offers a UCITS catastrophe bond fund to its […]

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 […]

Cat bond investment yields to stay at record levels: Twelve Capital’s Steiger

After hurricane Ian, it’s likely spread widening already seen in the catastrophe bond market only gets wider, which means, alongside rising risk-free returns, cat bond investment yields are set to stay at record levels, Florian Steiger of Twelve Capital has said. In fact, with insurance-linked securities (ILS) market and wider reinsurance market capital set to […]

Cat bond investment yields to stay at record levels: Twelve Capital’s Steiger

After hurricane Ian, it’s likely spread widening already seen in the catastrophe bond market only gets wider, which means, alongside rising risk-free returns, cat bond investment yields are set to stay at record levels, Florian Steiger of Twelve Capital has said. In fact, with insurance-linked securities (ILS) market and wider reinsurance market capital set to […]