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European Risk Management Seminar 2020

Insurance had been a cheap and efficient risk management tool for almost 20 years, but the market was already consolidating and hardening before the pandemic. Today, there is even less certainty. Alternative ways of financing risks are back on the radar, very often for risks or exposures for which they weren’t cost-effective in the past.

Risk managers have to go back to the basics of risk financing and review potential solutions and techniques. What are these other solutions? How do they work? For what exposures are they useful? What roles can a captive play?

  • Alternative risk transfer (ART) and financial solutions
    • Financial markets: cat bonds, collateralized reinsurance, insurance linked securities, sidecars
    • Weather and other parametric derivatives
    • Structured (re)insurance
    • Others
  • Captives
    • Rationales for a captive
    • Requirements for a captive
    • Rent-a-captive solutions


In this session, we will describe alternatives to traditional insurance markets for risk transfer and finance. Risk managers will learn more about sophisticated approaches that are increasingly available for corporates, plus practical tips for the success of their projects and problems solving.

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