“Leaders in the catastrophe modelling field are realizing the value of deploying high quality models and utilizing this new, extensible and scalable platform. We’re delighted with our cooperation with Boat and Cinnober, while bringing a new range of cost effective transparent models to market,” says Dickie Whitaker, CEO of Oasis. “This has too long been a pain for the industry. This new flexible, cost-effective hybrid cloud solution is great news, not least for Oasis’ 43 owners from the industry.”
Scheduled for launch in December 2016, Boat Oasis initially hosts Applied Research Associates’ (ARA’s) “HurLoss” US hurricane model and CatRisk’s regional catastrophe Middle East Earthquake model with more models scheduled to follow.
There are ten managing agents supporting the shared service initiative sponsored by Lloyd’s and LMA, these are Ascot, Beazley, Barbican, Chubb, RenaissanceRe, Tokio Marine Kiln, SCOR (Channel), Starstone, Sompo Canopius and XL Catlin. Other managing agents may participate in future arrangements for catastrophe modelling on the Boat Oasis platform on a shared services basis.
“Traditionally, the benefits of risk modelling for underwriters has been offset by the significant spend required to access advanced models,” says Jamie Khurshid, CEO of Boat Services Ltd. “In conjunction with Oasis, we’re now able to offer a solution for the full suite of perils to allow large and niche model providers to meet the individual needs of customers through a robust and secure shared services platform.”
The Boat Oasis platform is accessible, scalable and designed to easily cater for additional models. This will be a one stop shop for risk models, providing the market with a clearer understanding of risk, especially in developing countries vulnerable to climate change.
“It’s in our DNA to be at the forefront of bringing innovative technology to solve industry challenges. Together with Oasis, we take pride in bringing this groundbreaking initiative for catastrophe risk loss modelling to market,” says Veronica Augustsson, CEO of Cinnober Financial Technology. “Boat Oasis is an exciting expansion of our business development and together with Oasis, Lloyd’s and the LMA we’re providing true market innovation to the world of risk models and the insurance industry.”
Boat Services Ltd is a fully owned subsidiary of Swedish fintech provider Cinnober Financial Technology AB. Cinnober is a world-leading independent supplier of financial technology to marketplaces and clearinghouses. Customers include major exchanges with extreme demands on reliability and performance, such as the Australian Securities Exchange, BM&FBOVESPA, Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange, Euronext, Japan Exchange Group, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the London Metal Exchange, LME Clear, NYSE and the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
For further information or discussion, please contact:
Head of Corporate Communications
Cinnober Financial Technology
Tel. +46-73 403 12 39
Tel. +44 (0)20 37 146 957
Oasis is a global not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and owned by its 43 members who come from within the insurance and reinsurance community. Its mission is to create and foster links throughout the wide community of those interested in modelling catastrophic risk across business, academia, and government. http://www.oasislmf.org/
Lloyd’s is the world’s specialist insurance and reinsurance market that offers a unique concentration of expertise and talent, backed by strong financial ratings and international licenses. It is often the first to insure new, unusual or complex risks, providing innovative insurance solutions for local, cross border and global risks. Its strength lies in the diversity and expertise of the brokers and managing agents working at Lloyd’s, supported by capital from across the world. In 2016, more than 90 syndicates are underwriting insurance and reinsurance at Lloyd’s, covering all lines of business from more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Lloyd’s is regulated by the Prudential Regulatory Authority and Financial Conduct Authority.
About Lloyd’s Markets Association (LMA)
Formed in 2001 and located in the heart of the Lloyd’s Building in the City of London, the Lloyd’s Market Association represents the interests of the Lloyd’s underwriting community. All underwriting businesses at Lloyd’s are members, together managing gross premium income of around £27 billion per annum. For more information visit: www.lmalloyds.com
About Boat Services:
Boat was established in 2007 in response to the regulatory pressures introduced when MiFID was implemented, offering MTFs, SIs and investment firms an easy and cost-efficient way to comply with the new transparency obligations. Ever since, Boat has operated with exceptional uptime, and is the trade data monitor (TDM) with the most comprehensive offering of reportable instruments, including more than 10,000 stocks and ETFs across Europe, the Swiss and Russian markets. Ever since Boat’s inception, its core technology has been supplied by Cinnober. In 2014 Cinnober acquired Boat ensuring the continued existence of a specialized provider, committed to the long term delivery of transparency services under MiFID II and MiFIR. For further information, please visit www.theboatplatform.com
About Cinnober and commercial definitions:
Cinnober provides solutions and services to leading trading and clearing venues, including exchanges, clearinghouses, banks and brokers. Cinnober’s solutions are largely based on the TRADExpress™ Platform, incorporating everything needed for mission-critical solutions in terms of performance, robustness and flexibility. The portfolio of offerings includes price discovery and matching, real-time risk management, clearing and settlement, index calculation, data distribution and surveillance. Cinnober’s customers include the Australian Securities Exchange, BM&FBOVESPA, Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange, Euronext, Japan Exchange Group, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the London Metal Exchange, LME Clear, NYSE and the Stock Exchange of Thailand. For additional information, please visit www.cinnober.com
Cinnober’s shares are traded on the Nasdaq First North exchange and the company’s Certified Advisor is Avanza. To help the market to assess the value of the deals won by Cinnober, the following definitions have been established. A major deal is one for which the order value over a period of five years is estimated to exceed SEK 100 million. A smaller deal is one for which the order value over a period of five years is estimated to be less than SEK 30 million. A medium-sized deal is one for which the order value over a period of five years is estimated to be in between that of a smaller deal and a major one. The initial signed agreements regarding Boat Oasis is considered a smaller deal from this perspective.
Boat Oasis is the Multi-Peril Catastrophe Risk Modelling Platform for the (re)insurance industry, delivered by Boat Services, operating on the Oasis Loss Modelling Framework (LMF). Boat Oasis delivers a flexible, scalable and secure shared service offering via a hosted and fully managed environment.