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The heatwaves and the wildfires in the Northern Hemisphere in the summer of 2018 have put climate change at top of the agenda of media and politics. As we already see the adverse effects of rising temperatures, it is important to assess the impact on insurance-linked securities (ILS). In summary, the typical cat bond term of 3 – 5 years provides for continuous adjustments of pricing to encompass both climate effects and a globally increasing need for insurance. As ILS are an important mean to mitigate climate risks, we are likely to see more ILS solutions in the future. Read more.

Martin Hedberg
Martin Hedberg
Chief Meteorologist

The flooding from Hurricane Harvey was barely over when the world was alerted about Hurricane Irma. How could it be that the USA, after twelve years’ absence from major hurricanes, felt the impact of two record-breaking hurricanes over the course of one week? Read more.

Martin Hedberg
Martin Hedberg
Chief Meteorologist

The 2016 hurricane season was the most active since 2012, with one of the costliest and deadliest hurricanes in several years. However, no cat bonds triggered following a hurricane during the season. Read more.

Martin Hedberg
Martin Hedberg
Chief Meteorologist

A prognosis shows 70% probability for lower hurricane activity than normal, mostly due to El Niño, writes Entropics meteorologist Martin Hedberg. However, the main source of risk is the number of hurricanes that make landfall. Read more.

Martin Hedberg
Martin Hedberg
Chief Meteorologist

El Niño is Here

2015-05-21

El Niño - Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a global weather system greatly affecting local weather globally, which also affects the prevalence of cyclones in the Atlantic and the Pacific. With reasonably large probability we are approaching a sustained El Niño situation. Read more.

Martin Hedberg
Martin Hedberg
Chief Meteorologist

Entropics' meteorologist Martin Hedberg: Working with Cat Bonds enable me to combine policy influence with actually contributing to building resilience. Read more.

Martin Hedberg
Martin Hedberg
Chief Meteorologist

Typhoon Phanfone is gaining strength and moving further north, eventually affecting Tokyo. The wind speeds of the typhoon has increased somewhat faster than the forecasts indicated earlier this week. Phanfone has a fully developed eye and has convective bands in all quadrants of the circulating clouds. Intensity of the typhoon is 110 knots.   Read more.

Martin Hedberg
Martin Hedberg
Chief Meteorologist