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Cat Facility CCRIF to Make 1st Payment of 2018/19 Policy Year to Barbados

CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) announced that Barbados will receive a payout of US$5,813,299 for excess rainfall that occurred during the passage of Tropical Storm Kirk. Barbados has been a member of CCRIF since its inception …

Cat Facility CCRIF Welcomes 2 New Members: British Virgin Islands, Montserrat

CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) announced that British Virgin Islands and Montserrat have joined the facility and purchased coverage for the 2018/19 policy year, beginning June 1. Both countries obtained tropical cyclone and excess rainfall policies …

UK Invests in Natural Disaster Hedge Fund Focused on Insurance for Developing Nations

Britain is backing a hedge fund that aims to raise $200 million to give developing countries access to climate risk insurance. Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID) is investing 25 million pounds ($35 million) over a 20-year period in the …

Gas Trading Platform Pegas Developing Temperature Products to Hedge Weather Risks

European gas trading platform Pegas said it is developing temperature products, which if approved could go live next year and help energy operators hedge weather risks. “A final plan will be presented to the exchange’s top management in the third …

Parametric Insurance Can Help Close Global Protection Gap: Clyde & Co. Report

Parametric insurance can play a significant role in closing the insurance protection gap – a problem that plagues economies in both the developing and developed world, according to a report published by Clyde & Co. The protection gap is the …

Growing Climate Risks May Be ‘Impossible to Model’ – and Ultimately Uninsurable

After one of the worst Atlantic hurricane seasons in history, the world’s biggest insurers say the industry needs to get its act together if it wants to survive climate change. Insuring against weather natural disasters could reach unaffordable levels for …

Cat Facility CCRIF to Pay Trinidad & Tobago $7M for Severe October Rains

Cayman Islands-based CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) announced that Trinidad & Tobago will receive a payout of US$7,007,886 (approximately TT$47.4 million) on an excess rainfall policy following a period of heavy rainfall between Oct. 18 and …

Cat Facility CCRIF to Pay 6 Caribbean Nations $29.6M for Hurricane Irma Damage

Cayman Islands-based CCRIF (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) will make payments totaling US$29.6 million to six Caribbean nations recovering from Hurricane Irma. CCRIF’s parametric tropical cyclone insurance policies will pay $6.8 million to Antigua & Barbuda; $6.5 million …

Blockchain Used as Settlement Mechanism for Cat Bond with Parametric Trigger

Financial markets are showing some signs of volatility these days after exceptionally low indicators since the start of the 2017. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index, or VIX, is at its highest level this year. The VVIX Index, which …

Caribbean Cat Facility CCRIF & Caribbean Development Bank Launch Regional Risk Management Project

The Caribbean Development Bank and CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) have launched a Caribbean risk management project. Formally known as “Integrated Sovereign Risk Management in the Caribbean,” the project aims to enable Caribbean countries to take …