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InsuResilience Investment Fund

About the InsuResilience Investment Fund

The InsuResilience Investment Fund, formerly known as Climate Insurance Fund, is an initiative created by KfW, the German Development Bank, on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The overall objective of the InsuResilience Investment Fund is to contribute to the adaptation to climate change by improving access to and the use of insurance in developing countries. The specific objective of the fund is to reduce the vulnerability of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) as well as low-income households to extreme weather events.

The InsuResilience Investment Fund has been set up as a public-private-partnership. It combines Private Debt and Private Equity investments in two separately investible Sub-Funds, open for private investors from 1 July 2017. Technical assistance and premium support facilities complete the InsuResilience Investment Fund and are separately funded by BMZ.

News

Zurich, 25 September 2018

Climate insurance schemes for poor and vulnerable households and micro, small and medium enterprises – read IIF Success Stories here

Zurich, 24 August 2018

InsuResilience Investment Fund to provide new set of rainfall data for parametric insurance in Latin America. For further information, please click here.

Zurich, 18 December 2017

The InsuResilience Investment Fund, set up on behalf of the German government by KfW and managed by Swiss based Impact Investment Manager BlueOrchard Finance, has acquired a 26.8% stake in Noida-based Skymet Weather Services Private Ltd. Skymet is India’s largest weather monitoring and agri-risk solutions company to the insurance and financial sectors. Through its activities, the company is reaching out to more than 2,000,000 farmers. For further information, please click here.

Zurich, 21 September 2017

The InsuResilience Investment Fund set up by the German development bank KFW and managed by Swiss based Impact Investment Manager BlueOrchard Finance, has entered into an agreement to acquire a significant minority stake in Lahore-based Asia Insurance Company Ltd, a general insurance company offering agriculture insurance to over 100,000 farmers in Pakistan. For further information, please click here.

Zurich, 14 July 2017

The BlueOrchard managed InsuResilience Investment Fund, an evolved version of the Climate Insurance Fund, has been launched in Luxembourg as a public-private partnership. The Fund combines two separately investible Debt and Equity Sub-Funds and provides first loss protection to private investors. The mandate underlines BlueOrchard’s commitment as a leading impact investing manager. For further information, please click here.

Media Coverage

African smallholder farmers to benefit from world’s largest non-governmental climate insurance programme, in Africa Business Communities, 25 January 2018, click here

New climate insurance scheme to benefit smallholder farmers, in Global Trade Review, 24 January 2018, click here

New Insurance Scheme to Protect Poor from Climate Risks, in Climate Change The New Economy, 22 January 2018, click here

Climate insurance scheme targets women farmers in Africa, Asia, in Reuters, January 19 2018, click here

How microcredit can help poor countries after natural disasters, in The Economist. 25 January 2018, click here

World’s largest non-governmental climate insurance programme for smallholder farmers launched, in Far Eastern Agriculture, 19 January 2018, click here
Largest non-governmental climate insurance programme launches for Asian & African smallholder farmers, in Prevention Web, 18 January 2018, click here
Non-government climate insurance programme launched for Asian and African smallholder farmers, in Insurance Business Asia, 18 January 2018, click here
Global Parametrics Natural Disaster Fund launched with Vision Fund initiative, in Artemis, 18 January 2018, click here
World’s largest non-governmental climate insurance scheme launched, in The Actuary, 18 January 2018, click here
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Global Parametrics, 6 VisionFund Microfinance Institutions Prepare for Climate Disasters Under African and Asian Resilience in Disaster Insurance Scheme (ARDIS), in MicroCapital, 18 January 2018, click here
The “InsuResilience Investment Fund”, in European Microfinance Platform Newsletter, 11 October 2017, click here
InsuResilience fund takes 25% stake in insurer, in Asia Insurance Review, 11 October 2017, click here
Exclusive: $300m target for climate insurance vehicle, in Agri Investor, 26 September 2017, click here
The Climate Insurance Fund, in Making Finance Work for Africa, 14 September 2017, click here

Events

Launch of the InsuResilience Solutions Fund. Transforming concepts into climate risk insurance products, 11 October 2017 in Berlin. Presentation of the InsuResilience Investment Fund.

ACA- and Microinsurance Network-Conference: Lessons learnt in microinsurance from South to North, 26 June 2017 in Luxembourg. For more information on the conference please click here.