Parametric ESG insurance

June 8, 2024

Lacking good solutions, $25 billion of Marsh clients’ premium is going to captives. Hey! Steel City Re's insurance is made for complex risk!

Captives are a solution to the lack of innovation. Martin South, president and chief executive officer, Marsh, was being interview by Penny Randall Seach, group chief underwriting officer, Zurich Insurance Company in a Global CEO fireside discussion at AIRMIC called ‘Global forces driving change: a future outlook’ Because the industry is not offering products that address clients’s needs as risks evolve, “some $25 billion of Marsh clients’ premium is now being retained using this form of risk transfer.“ In other news, insurer AXA is reorganizing US operations. Layoffs are expected. Meanwhile, Steel City Re has on offer a remarkably innovative original outcome-based solution to the most complex risk of all. It is a solution insureds have wanted since 2005, and it is backed today by Tokio Marine Kiln.

June 1, 2024

Parametric solutions are gaining prevalence as “insureds sought to support their retention strategies or close the protection gap.”

Take up rates for parametric risk transfer, insurance and reinsurance solutions have grown “dramatically” over the last year, according to broker Aon. In particular, Aon highlights a rapid shift in both insurance market and corporate risk transfer buyers perceptions of risk transfer alternatives, which is helping to drive more rapid uptake of parametric solutions. […] “There has never been a greater need for alternative risk transfer solutions, including parametric solutions and captives.”

May 30, 2024

Synthetic Data Key to Future Success

Synthetic data is the cool “AI” way of saying “insuring to model,” which is the essence of parametric insurance. In the worldview of Earnix, actuarial modeling will be based on models generated by AI, rather than on actual experience. Shocking? Parametric insurance products that have struggled to gain acceptance. Perhaps the AI marketing spin will make ensure parametrics look as cool as they really are?

April 26, 2024

A Case Study, affirming the value and logic of fronting (or re-insuring) a captive–greatly simplified with parametric triggers–for Non-Damage Business Interrption (NDBI). Katoen Natie survived the pandemic by securing NDBI cover through its captive – something thought to be a near-impossible task. Chief risk officer Carl Leeman explains how he did it, and why he won’t stop pushing to test his captive’s potential.

March 25, 2024

The new program “will create new incentives for individuals to report misconduct,” “If anything (said a defense lawyer), I think you’re going to see more scrutiny on this, […] And the risks are increasing.” The increased risk of discovering an adverse event is not unlike placing an additional bullet in the chamber in a game of Russian Roulette. But with risks increasing to all companies, and risk being the basis for discounting value, all companies will be equally discounted. That will be hard to appreciate in a stock market that is soaring. Until it isn’t. That’s where we come in. With reputation risk forecasting, management, and insurance, Steel City Re helps companies build and prove to stakeholders their thoughtful risk management and dutiful governance over all that is mission-critical. It is an authenticated story stakeholders can appreciate and value.