Allianz Risk Transfer NV
60 Gracechurch Street
London EC3V 0HR
Primary Contact: Dan Tomlinson
Telephone: +44-20-3451 3173
Company Description: The Allianz Risk Transfer Group is the center of competence for alternative risk and weather within the Allianz Group. The Group is headquartered in Zurich and operates through affiliated companies located in Amsterdam, Bermuda, Dubai, London and New York. S&P Financial Strength & FER Rating AA- (Stable Outlook).
AXA Corporate Solutions
Primary Contact: Tanguy Touffut
Phone: +33 1 56 92 93 50
92 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke, HM Bermuda
Primary Contact: Sandeep Ramachandran
Phone: +1 212 500 7686
Services Provided: The Weather and Commodity Markets (WCM) business unit at Axis Capital offers parametric risk management solutions to businesses whose profit margins are exposed to adverse weather and commodity price risks. Potential clients are in several industries including traditional and renewable energy generation, distribution, production and exploration, agriculture, construction, finance, travel and retail.
Company description: AXIS is a global insurer and reinsurer, providing clients and distribution partners with a broad range of specialized risk transfer products and services.
Seebahnstrasse 85, CH-8003
Primary Contact: Mark Rüegg
Telephone: +41 44 205 9911
Services Provided: Weather dependency analysis, online platform for parametric insurance pricing, transaction execution and management.
Company Description: CelsiusPro, founded in early 2008, is specialized in structuring and originating parametric financial products to mitigate the effects of adverse weather, climate change and natural catastrophes worldwide. CelsiusPro offers, among others, an online solution for insurers for automated pricing, execution, policy issuing, settlement and reporting for parametric climate insurance.
CME Group – A CME/Chicago Board of Trade/NYMEX Company
20 Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606 USA
Services Provided: Global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate.
Company Description: As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. One-third of businesses worldwide are directly affected by weather conditions. These products enable you to manage weather-related risk while also offering opportunities to speculate — absorbing that risk in exchange for possible profit on weather variations. Our weather product suite offers trading opportunities related to temperatures, rainfall, snowfall, frost and hurricanes. The products are based on a range of weather conditions in more than 47 cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia, with the hurricane products geared to nine U.S. regions.
23 Austin Friars
London EC2N 2Qp
Services Provided: Catastrophe Bonds, Options, Collateralised Reinsurance and Weather Derivatives.
Company Description: Coriolis Capital is a London-based fund manager, specialising in insurance and reinsurance linked securites (ILS) – primarily Catastrophe Bonds, Options, Collateralised Reinsurance and Weather Derivatives. Pioneers in the ILS industry, Coriolis was founded in 2003 after the team organised a friendly management buy-out from Société Générale. Having started trading these ILS instruments in 1996 as proprietary traders and then as fund managers since 1999, our team has one of the longest track records in the industry and Coriolis funds have earned positive returns practically every year with minimal drawdowns. We see this history as one of the reasons for our continued success; the group has been together for thirteen years, with no turnover of senior personnel, legal or accounting service providers. Our two principals have an even longer history however, having worked together for more than twenty years, and it is this experience of working together and leading a team with aligned interests to their investors that we see as key to Coriolis success.
230 California Street, Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94111 USA
Primary Contact: Geoff Flint
Services Provided: Weather forecasts, climate data, weather mapping, alerts.
Company Description: CustomWeather is a global provider of weather forecasts, climate data and mapping. CustomWeather runs powerful, high-resolution weather models that lead the industry in accuracy and can provide a customized package to meet all of your weather needs.
194 Wood Avenue South, Suite 200, Iselin, NJ 08830
Primary Contact: Eric Meerdink
Phone: +1 (732) 750-6591
Company Description: Direct Energy is one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related services providers with nearly 5 million residential and commercial customer relationships. Direct Energy provides customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE:CNA), one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 46 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 provinces in Canada.
80 Victoria Street, Cardinal Place
London SW1E 5JL United Kingdom
Primary Contact: Jens Boening
Telephone: +44 20 70614287
Services Provided: Global weather risk management products
EDF Trading is a leader in the international wholesale energy markets and its own portfolio of assets, combined with EDF Group businesses, give it the ability to source, supply, transport, store, blend and convert physical commodities across the wholesale energy markets. EDF Trading is a pioneer and major player in environmental products markets, which include activities in European emission allowances (EUA), global Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects, certified emission reduction (CER) credits, renewable energy credits (REC), biomass and global weather derivative markets. EDF Trading is a 100% owned subsidiary of EDF Group, Europe’s leading electricity producer, a major player in renewable energies and a significant participant in the worldwide revival of nuclear energy with a growing presence in the natural gas industry.
Endurance Global Weather
750 Third Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10017 USA
Primary Contact: Martin Malinow
Endurance Global Weather writes tailored weather-driven risk management products indexed to weather variables measured and reported by global meteorological agencies and commodity price indices published by exchanges and other independent organizations. Weather indices can be based on variables such as temperature, rainfall, snowfall, humidity, solar radiation and wind speed while commodity indices include natural gas and power prices as well as a wide variety of agricultural prices for crops such as corn, wheat and cotton. Contracts can range in duration from several days to several years and be written in a variety of world currencies.
Augustusplatz 9, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
Primary Contact: Christian Schneider
Telephone: +49 341 2156 520
Company description: The European Energy Exchange (EEX) is the leading energy exchange in Europe. It develops, operates and connects secure, liquid and transparent markets for energy and commodities products. At EEX, contracts for Power, Coal and Emission Allowances as well as Freight and Agricultural Products are traded or registered for clearing. Alongside EEX, EPEX SPOT, Powernext, Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX) and Gaspoint Nordic are also part of EEX Group. Clearing and settlement of trading transactions are provided by the clearing house European Commodity Clearing (ECC).
30 Corporate Drive Burlington, MA 01803 United States
Primary Contact: Sarah Hardingham
Company Description: InterGen is a global power generation firm with 11 power plants in operation, representing a total generation capacity of 7,686 megawatts (6,101 net equity MW). In addition, InterGen operates three compression facilities and a 65-km gas pipeline. These facilities are located in the UK, the Netherlands, Mexico and Australia. InterGen is jointly owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and China Huaneng Group/Guangdong Yudean Group. The company is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015.
MDA Weather Services
820 W. Diamond Ave., Suite 300 Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Primary Contact: Eric Wertz
Telephone: +1 240-833-8306
Services Provided: Weather Data, Forecasting, and Weather Risk Analysis Services
Company Description: MDA Weather Services, sole provider of EarthSat Weather products, is the global leader for weather risk and commodity weather support. MDA Weather Services maintains a full short, medium, and long range forecast service. The company provides special reports on key market-moving concerns, maintains high levels of communication, and 24/7/365 consultation with its worldwide client base. MDA’s EarthSat Weather products support client decision making processes throughout the majority of the weather risk, energy, and agricultural markets. MDA Weather Services is a business area within MDA Information Systems LLC, the fundamental provider of essential global information solutions and risk management products.
MeteoGroup Deutschland GmbH
Am Studio 20a
Primary Contact: Dennis Schulze
Telephone: +49 30 600 980
Services Provided: Forecasting, consultancy and historical weather databases.www.meteogroup.com
MeteoGroup is Europe’s leading private sector weather provider with a worldwide customer base and operations in Europe and the USA. Founded in 1986, the company has an unrivalled reputation for quality and innovation in weather forecasting and consultancy. MeteoGroup’s diverse datasets and archives are used by the weather risk industry to help structure deals and settle contracts.
P.O. Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551
Primary Contact: Richard D. Clark, Department Chair, MS Program Coordinator, Professor of Meteorology
Telephone: (717) 872-3930
Services Provided: M.S. In Integrated Scientific Applications with specializations in 1) Weather Intelligence and Risk Management; 2) Climate Science Applications; Geoinformatics; and Environmental Systems Management. B.S. In Meteorology.
7400 W. 132nd St. Suite 260
Overland Park KS 66213 USA
Primary Contact: Brad Hoggatt
Telephone: +1 913-253-1225
Services Provided: Weather-related financial risk management solutions associated with specific meteorological perils
Company Description: MSI GuaranteedWeather (MSI GW) identifies, analyzes, and provides custom, weather-related financial risk management solutions globally. MSI GW’s weather risk management team began in the industry during 1999 as one of the first market participants and quickly established itself as a leader in the industry having received awards as the leading broker/dealer of weather derivative products in various regions around the world.
Munich Re Weather & Commodity Risk Advisors Ltd.
21 Waterway Ave., Suite 450
The Woodlands, TX 77380 USA
Primary Contact: William W. Windle, CFA, Managing Director
Company Description: Munich Re is one of the largest insurance and reinsurance groups worldwide and stands for exceptional solution-based expertise, consistent risk management, financial stability and client proximity. With their long-term experience and know-how in weather-driven events, Munich Re offers tailor-made as well as standardized parametric solutions to protect their clients from loss of revenues or additional costs resulting from adverse weather conditions. Within this field of business, Munich Re is mainly focused on the energy sector and provides traditional solutions based on temperature indices but also highly sophisticated products for renewable energies and other industry sectors based on single or multiple weather parameters.
Nephila Capital Ltd
31 Victoria Place – 3rd Floor West, Hamilton, HM10 Bermuda
Primary Contact: Dan Stilwell
Telephone: +1 (441) 296 3626
Company Description: Nephila Capital Ltd is a leading investment manager specializing in reinsurance risk. Nephila offers a broad range of investment products focusing on instruments such as insurance-linked securities, catastrophe bonds, insurance swaps, and weather derivatives.
Penn State University
Risk Solutions International
232 / 236 Bluff Road, Suite 4
Sandringham VIC 3186 Australia
Primary Contact: Neil Bird
Telephone: + 61 3 9597 0357
Services Provided: Global provider of weather risk management products.
Company Description: Risk Solutions International (RSI) specializes in the provision of tailored financial risk management and credit enhancement solutions for wide ranging applications in industry, agriculture, property and the utilities sector. Risk Solutions International’s expertise is in sourcing suitably rated underwriting capital to create individual underwriting solutions, developed around the specific needs of a transaction.
SnowCast Solutions, LLC
Harpenden Herts AL5 4HU
Primary Contact: Stephen Doherty
Telephone: + 44 1582 465 551
Telephone (US office): + 1 843 737 4843
Services Provided: Global provider of weather risk management products.
Company Description: Founded in 1999, Speedwell Weather provides weather data, forecasts, software, and consultancy to the energy, commodity and weather risk markets. Speedwell is the provider of the Speedwell Weather System (SWS), the industry standard enterprise weather derivative pricing and risk management system. Our data products include SuperPackTM which provides clients group-wide access to our tens of thousands of high quality world-wide historical weather data sets and real time feeds. Speedwell is the dominant provider of settlement data to the OTC weather risk markets. With offices in the UK and the USA we serve clients in insurance, banking, agriculture and energy sectors world-wide.
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
8022 Zurich Switzerland
Primary Contact: Juerg Trueb
Telephone: +41 43 285 3690
Services Provided: Insurance and Reinsurance
SwissRe offers structured commodity solutions for the energy and agricultural sector in insurance and capital market form. SwissRe is one of the world’s largest risk takers with worldwide execution capabilities in insurance and derivative form.
Uniper Global Commodities
40221 Dusseldorf, Germany
Primary Contact: Richard Betts
Telephone: +49 211 73275 4536
Services Provided: Weather and Commodity Risk Management Products
University of Oklahoma Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms
120 David L. Boren Blvd.
National Weather Center, Suite 2500
Norman, Oklahoma 73072 USA
Primary Contact: Dr. Keith Brewster
Telephone: +1 405-325-0453
Services Provided: Academic Institution
Company Description: The Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) has world-leading research expertise in high resolution numerical weather prediction and data assimilation. CAPS has active research and applications projects in the areas of hurricane intensity and track prediction, wind forecasting for power production, ensemble-based weather prediction, and nowcasting/short-term forecasting for hail, wind and tornado threats. CAPS and OU welcome research collaboration in any areas of weather risk management that could benefit from high-resolution numerical weather prediction, ensemble prediction, forecast downscaling or calibration.
2001 6th Avenue, Suite 2100, Seattle, WA 98121 USA
Tel +1 206 708 8584 | Main +1 206 325 1573
Company Description: Weather is the largest variable impacting electricity generation, transmission, and demand. Vaisala understands the impact weather has on the energy industry. We combine weather expertise with modern science to provide you with equipment and services that improve the performance of your projects, reduce uncertainty, and maximize value. From greenfield prospecting, measurement, and due diligence, to operational forecasting and optimization services – Vaisala is your weather expert.
20354 Hamburg, Germany
Primary Contact: Lars Maehl
Telephone: +49 40 24430-646
Services Provided: Weather Risk Management Products.
486 Green Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
Summary of Services: Weather is one of the top three reasons for missed milestones in the construction industry and built environment, with negative impacts costing billions of dollars.
WeatherBuild is a mobile-first, decision support solution that empowers contractors and owners to improve situational awareness and make better-informed decisions about weather events, schedule impacts and probable outcomes.
Our mission is to leverage weather data, machine learning and predictive analytics to increase productivity, enhance safety and manage risk.
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51 Lime Street
London EC3M 7DQ United Kingdom
Primary Contact: Claire Wilkinson
Telephone: +44 (0) 203 124 6014
Business Sector: Risk Consulting & Insurance Broking Company Description