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California's flood concerns

Last week, back-to-back potent winter storms hit Northern California. These storms were an impressive kind of precipitation event called an ...

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What happens when wearables are not the answer?

Keep pressing the snooze button, insurance industry, because we need to wake up, again. 

The recent Swiss Re conference, Health ...

STORY URL: http://cgd.swissre.com/events/Health_monitoring_sensors_2016.html

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Does your choice of reinsurer matter?

Just glancing at statutory results and rating agency reports, it quickly becomes clear that not all reinsurers are the same ...

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Tianjin-like events – are insurance companies prepared?

Most of us still very well remember the pictures of Tianjin harbour after the two explosions in August 2015. The ...

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Renewable energy and good risk management practices

The world over, industrial sector growth and economic expansion have put tremendous strain on fossil fuel resources and the environment ...

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Why an emergency kit should be your New Year's resolution

The turn of the New Year provides us each with the opportunity to reflect on the year behind us, and ...

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Lego for business. Blockchain a game changer for insurance?

During the last year, I've been working on Blockchain at Swiss Re. In my work on the technology, my ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/reinsurance/insurers_and_reinsurers_launch_blockchain_initiative.html

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International dialogue: Helping people return to good work

I recently attended the International Forum of Disability Management conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as an invited speaker on ...

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Does the Insurance Underwriting Cycle still hold

Managing the (re)insurance cycle is traditionally a primary task for (re)insurance firms.  The validity of the underwriting cycle ...

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Advancing Sustainable Energy Solutions

The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus once said: "change is the only constant in life." Proof of this can be seen all ...

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Challenging a universal truth. Fat or fraud?

You may remember my blog earlier this year which introduced the idea that what we see in our food pyramids ...

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A week of notable earthquakes, a year of notable earthquakes

So far, 2016 has been a notable year for earthquakes. We've seen damaging and deadly events in Japan, Ecuador ...

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The Never Ending Story...

Remember the movie: "The NeverEnding Story?" The premise involved a dark storm that was attempting to engulf a fantasy world ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/2016_11_asbestos_comeback_trend_spotlight.pdf

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MiCRO business interruption cover launched in Guatemala

It's been long time in the making: the Microinsurance Catastrophe Insurance Organisation (MiCRO) was created in 2010, and started ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/global_partnerships/first_MiCRO_natcat_business_interruption_cover_launched_in_guatemala.html

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