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Thinking of writing US flood? Read this, then read it again

Very few regions of the world can boast about such a detailed set of national flood maps as the United ...

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Consolidation, flood insurance, and the protection gap

In the first week of April, I had the good opportunity to travel to the Booth School of Business at ...

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Swiss Re sponsors new InsureTech-Accelerator-Program @WERK1

We have just signed a sponsoring contract with WERK1 for an InsureTech-accelerator program in Munich. The objective of the program ...

STORY URL: http://www.werk1muenchen.de/

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How good is Swiss Re's landslide modelling approach?

Recent weeks saw Japan's south-western prefecture of Kumamoto being stuck by two earthquakes – a foreshock of magnitude 6.2 ...

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Raising taxes to pay for disasters should not be necessary

It is with mixed feelings that I read the BBC news that Ecuador's government will raise taxes to help ...

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Does Delhi need to worry about far-field earthquakes?

During
last week, Delhi experienced two earthquake tremors and one of them forced the Delhi metro to stop their services ...

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Houston, we have a problem!

The recent storms in the Houston area have once again brought the topic of the Protection Gap to the front ...

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Ignoring climate change is a Titanic mistake

One hundred and four years ago this April, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic. The ship ...

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Is cyber risk the new climate change?

It seems that not a day goes by without a company from some corners of the world announcing a cyber-attack ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/reinsurance/insurers/casualty/Cyber_risks_insurable_but_within_limits.html

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Can you name the "unthinkable" liability catastrophes?

Over the last six months, I attended several insurance events and followed a few panel sessions on liability catastrophes and ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/reinsurance/insurers/casualty/forward-looking-modeling.html

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Lessons from the Laboratory

"Why don't you run along and play with your chemistry set."

Many might recognize that line delivered by Sirius ...

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Earthquakes: What they are not about

Usually, earthquakes are all about numbers. Take the earthquake that occurred in Nepal in April 2015. The total economic loss ...

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India: Motor insurers stuck in a time warp?

The picture above is of a 1959 Chevy Bel Air, with aircraft inspired side trim and batwing fins. I could ...

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Liability exposures uncovered with forward-looking modeling

Few products in re/insurance are as challenging to model as liability due to its long-tail nature and its susceptibility ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/reinsurance/insurers/casualty/forward-looking-modeling.html

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