385 Science Park Road
State College, PA 16803
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, the world’s leading commercial weather source partnering with more than 240 of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of businesses and government agencies worldwide, provides the most accurate, actionable weather data, forecasts, and intelligence that saves lives, protects property, drives revenue, minimizes risk, increases productivity, and more for clients worldwide. AccuWeather is the number one supplier of customized, pinpoint weather warnings to enterprises, as well as a vital information source for worldwide weather forecasts, data, and meteorological consulting services. AccuWeather can save lives. Protect property. And positively impact success in ways businesses never imagined
60 Gracechurch Street
London EC3V 0HR
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).
499 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Company Description: Cantor Exchange is a subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. (“Cantor Fitzgerald”), a leading global financial services firm at the forefront of financial and technological innovation that has been a proven and resilient leader for over 65 years. Cantor Fitzgerald is a preeminent capital markets investment bank serving more than 5,000 institutional clients around the world, recognized for its strengths in institutional equity and fixed income sales and trading and for its expanding presence serving the middle market with investment and merchant banking services, prime brokerage, and commercial real estate financing. Cantor Fitzgerald also is a leader in new businesses and marketplaces including gaming technology, emissions trading, e-commerce, insurance and other ventures.
Celsius ProSeebahnstrasse 85, CH-8003
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.
20 Woodchuck Ct
Reno, NV 89519
Company Description: Climate Forecast Applications Network (CFAN) develops innovative weather and climate forecast tools to help our clients manage their most challenging weather and climate risks. CFAN was founded in 2006 by Judith Curry and Peter Webster and launched under Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute VentureLab program. CFAN’s world-class scientists use the latest research in weather dynamics, model developments, data analytics and information technologies to develop the most advanced decision support tools that are commercially available.
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.
Le Swave, Paroi Nord, La Grande Arche
1 Parvis de la Défense
Services Provided: Descartes Underwriting acts as a Managing General Agency on behalf of first-tier (re)insurers and Insurance-Linked Securities funds. The team works with brokers and offers innovative insurance policies to protect companies against natural catastrophes and adverse weather conditions. The team deploys cutting edge solutions which leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques. Descartes Underwriting is backed by BlackFin Capital Partners.
80 Victoria Street, Cardinal Place
London SW1E 5JL
Services Provided: Global weather risk management products
Company Description: 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.
Third Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10017 USA
Company Description: 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.
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).
Viale Regina Margherita 125
Company description: The Enel Global Trading division was born from the vast experience of Enel and over 60,000 employees worldwide. Our business is global in scale: since 2014 we have been organised internationally as a single service for the entire Enel Group. This is due to our new matrix-type organisational model, which allows us to operate in 22 countries with our 1,200 team members.
Enel Global Trading manages integrated portfolios involving hedging activities with complex products to reduce the Group’s exposure by purchasing raw materials and selling the energy produced by our power plants. Enel Global Trading operates on all wholesale markets, whether physical or financial, dealing in energy commodities including power, gas, emissions and oil. Enel Global Trading also manages and provides advanced hedging techniques to renewable facilities.
30 Corporate Drive
Burlington, MA 01803 United States
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.
Am Studio 20a
Services Provided: Forecasting, consultancy and historical weather databases.
Company Description: 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.
7400 W. 132nd St. Suite 260
Overland Park KS 66213 USA
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.
1790 Hughes Landing Blvd., Suite 275
The Woodlands, TX 77380
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.
31 Victoria Place
3rd Floor West
Hamilton, HM10 Bermuda
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.
820 W. Diamond Ave.,
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Services Provided: Weather Data, Forecasting, and Weather Risk Analysis Services
Company Description: Radiant Solutions provides multi-source data collection, enrichment, and analytic capabilities that reveal unique geospatial information and insights where and when it matters most.
236 Bluff Road, Suite 4
Sandringham VIC 3186 Australia
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.
Windmill Hill Business Park
Swindon SN5 6PB
Services Provided: Energy Supply and Trading
Company Description: RWE Supply & Trading is a leading European energy trading house and the interface between the RWE Group’s operating companies and global wholesale markets for energy and energy-related raw materials in both their physical and/or derivative forms. This includes power, gas, coal, freight, oil, weather derivatives, biomass, emissions certificates and renewable energies. We are responsible for the economic optimisation of power generation and the entire non-regulated gas business of the RWE Group, including all procurement, storage and LNG-related activities. Large industrial companies and trading partners are offered long-term delivery concepts by RWE Supply & Trading next to a trading-based portfolio management. Our headquarters in Germany boast Europe’s largest energy trading floor, complementing our network of additional trading floors in London and Swindon, as well as the subsidiary, affiliate and branch offices in Den Bosch, Prague, Singapore, New York, Mumbai and Jakarta.
8022 Zurich SwitzerlandContact Name: Juerg Trueb
Services Provided: Insurance and Reinsurance
Company Description: 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.
1301 Memorial Drive, Cox Science Rm 4
Coral Gables, Fl 33155
Department Description: The Department of Biology at the University of Miami is an integrative biology department that cultivates interactions that traverse traditional interdisciplinary boundaries. The Coastal Ecology Laboratory examines complex interactions between the land and sea interface as ecological processes are altered with changing hydrological and biogeochemical cycles. Dr. Sullivan Sealey has a laboratory within the Department of Biology.
Within the Department, there are partnerships with two important centers: The Institute for Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology and the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. The Institute for Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology (ITME) represents the combined efforts of a group of faculty from two schools: the College of Arts and Sciences (Departments of Mathematics, Biology, and Computer Science) and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. Ecology is one of a number of areas of scientific inquiry that are being profoundly influenced by advances in quantitative knowledge, both analytic and computational.
1 Washington St #539
Dover, NH 03820
Summary of Services: Weather Analytics helps insurance companies, businesses and organizations impacted by the weather see weather differently with decision-support solutions. With 36+ years of historical, gap-filled data and robust 7 day forecasts, Weather Analytics excels at mitigating risks through weather forensics, modeling and risk analysis, and alerting tools for markets such as government, insurance, and agriculture.
418 King St
SC 29403, USA
Services Provided: weatherXchange® is an independent, platform which provides free access to thousands of quality weather data sets worldwide and a wizard to simplify the design of weather protection contracts. weatherXchange connects the hedger directly with multiple protection sellers, allowing easy price comparison, or with brokers who can advise and intermediate on the hedger’s behalf. The weatherXchange Platform also offers post-transaction services necessary to settle a transaction and to monitor a hedge by providing daily P&L and VaR reports.
20 – 22 Wenlock Road
London, N1 7GU
Summary of Services: WeatherTrend provides professional Meteorology solutions to those sectors where the weather related uncertainty in the medium- and long-term has a measurable economic impact. We combine experienced weather forecasting staff with state-of-the-art quantitative and Machine Learning methods, to produce tailored value-added services that help minimize risk when making decisions in which meteorology plays a crucial role. Our ethos is to work closely with selected clients, staying away from low value automatized products.
130 – 5920 No. Two Road,
Richmond, BC, Canada V7C 4R9
Summary of Services: ZE’s end-to-end software solutions are fully supported by a wide range of professional services. Our specialized teams of support professionals endeavor to help clients use their resources more efficiently, gain a high return on their investment, and prepare for future growth with a software solution that is highly adaptive and scalable. From consulting to hosting services, we are there to help you when you need it.