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Welcome Note: Fraser McLachlan

Posted on March 20, 2017

Morale hazard is a complex area for the global insurance industry. In simplistic terms, it refers to the idea that putting an insurance contract or another financial protection in place might cause the insured party to become indifferent to loss.…

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Interview: David Krsevan, Infigen

Posted on March 20, 2017

The decision to buy Weather Risk Transfer can be based on a number of different drivers, many of which will be tied to project or portfolio-specific concerns. In this interview, taken from GCube’s February report, Gone with the Wind, David Krsevan, Energy Markets Manager at Infigen, explores the factors behind the firm’s choice to purchase…

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Interview with an Underwriter: Rosa Van Reyk

Posted on March 20, 2017

On February 28th, GCube held its Onshore Wind Risk Seminar in London. The event provided a platform for leading risk managers from stakeholders including developers, utilities and independent power producers to discuss areas of concern in the onshore sector across a variety of markets. Underwriter Rosa Van Reyk reflects on some of the themes that…

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Event review: GCube Advisory Council March Meeting

Posted on March 20, 2017

GCube held its eleventh Advisory Council event in Newport Beach on the 8th and 9th of March, bringing together risk management and renewable energy insurance leaders from the US and further afield. The event allows for the exchange of ideas and experience in a confidential setting, and includes a number of presentations and break-out sessions…

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Where to Meet the GCube Team in 2017

Posted on March 20, 2017

GCube is always keen to set up in-person meetings with its Brokers and Insureds at key dates and events throughout the year. In 2017, the team will be in attendance and speaking at a number of international trade shows and conferences; please find an overview below.…

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Low Frequency, High Severity: Dealing with Turbine Collapse

Posted on March 20, 2017

Total losses resulting from wind turbine tower collapse are a rare but highly reported occurrence, attracting the scrutiny of the international media and prompting extensive technical investigations. Following a handful of recent incidents in the German market, Jatin Sharma explores the root causes of such catastrophic failures and discusses how financial and reputational impacts can…

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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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