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Dates for your Diary in 2017

Posted on December 12, 2016

In 2016, GCube’s ongoing programme of knowledge-sharing initiatives saw the launch of two claims reports, an onshore wind risk seminar, two Advisory Council meetings and the inaugural Broker Academy. 2017 marks GCube’s 25th anniversary of operations and a number of further initiatives are planned for the next 12 months. Below are some provisional dates for…

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GCube’s Year in Review: Media Highlights of 2016

Posted on December 12, 2016

GCube regularly contributes news and insights to the international financial and energy media as we look to put our knowledge and expertise to use for the benefit of the wider industry. Throughout 2016, various members of the team have provided market commentary in a range of publications, sharing key findings from our report series and…

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Report Preview: Gone with the Wind

Posted on December 12, 2016

In late January, GCube is set to launch “Gone with the Wind”, an in-depth report covering the growth of the weather risk transfer market in the renewable energy sector, its drivers and the way such products are structured and delivered in practice. GCube’s Weather Risk Analyst, Geoffrey Taunton-Collins, provides a brief overview of what is…

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Interview with an Underwriter: Sergio Guisado Mateo

Posted on December 12, 2016

Renewable energy in Latin America continues to present considerable opportunities for international and domestic investors. While some growth markets such as Brazil are experiencing grid and financing bottlenecks, doors are rapidly opening in others, such as Chile and Argentina. Sergio Guisado Mateo, responsible for Iberian and South American business, reflects on GCube’s 10 years underwriting…

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Message from Fraser McLachlan, Chief Executive

Posted on December 12, 2016

There are a whole host of words that could be used to describe 2016 – and your personal choice will no doubt depend on your stance on two of the most significant events in world politics in recent memory. My pick, however, would be ‘uncertain.’ Since, no matter how you feel about Brexit or the…

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Welcome Note: Fraser McLachlan

Posted on September 28, 2016

In the modern world, data is king. The success of any business nowadays – whether it is your local coffee shop or a multinational corporation – depends heavily on its ability, not only to collect considerable volumes of data about its market, but also to put it to use to best serve its customer base.…

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Integrating Battery Storage: Andy Oliver, RES

Posted on September 26, 2016

This month, GCube has launched its latest claims report for its broker and insured community. Cell, Interrupted looks in detail at the challenge of balancing risk and reward in global solar PV development and operations. The following interview with Andy Oliver, Global Head of Energy Storage, RES, is taken directly from the report and analyses…

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Geoff Miller Appointed Senior VP to Help Expand New York Office

Posted on September 26, 2016

As the company continues to expand its services to the global renewable energy sector, we are pleased to welcome Geoff Miller to the post of Senior Vice President. Based out of the New York office, Geoff brings extensive inland marine and energy underwriting experience to the East Coast team.…

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Interview with an Underwriter: Rosa van Reyk on Risk Modelling

Posted on September 26, 2016

The risk profile for the development and operation of renewable energy projects worldwide is rapidly evolving. As the market expands and moves into new territories, the insurance sector has moved with it, supporting investors in the substantial logistical challenge of building projects in remote regions overseas, from Africa to South America and Southeast Asia. Here,…

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Event Review: Summer 2016 Seminars

Posted on September 26, 2016

GCube’s programme of seminars and events for its insured and broker communities has continued in full swing throughout 2016. These events, taking place at locations throughout the US and Europe, provide a valuable means of knowledge sharing when it comes to managing key risks, claims and losses in the renewable energy industry. This summer, GCube…

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