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A day in the life of… a reinsurer in Monte Carlo

This will be my 13th Monte Carlo, unlucky 13th as they say, but I am looking forward to it. It ...

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Strengthening the agricultural sector in Africa

I got back from my first client visit to Africa at the 5th Swiss Re Agriculture Insurance Roundtable in Nairobi ...

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Competing on umbrella premiums with technical bounds

Commercial insurers are competing actively for every large corporate insured’s premium. While writing competitive premium policies and setting up ...

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Three 1-in-1000 year floods in 2016 so far. What's going on?

Update: Since my original posting, there has now been another 1-in-1000 year rainfall event (the 4th in 2016), this time ...

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Olympics at risk from tropical cyclones?

If you have but a basic notion of global tropical cyclone risk and geography, then you know the answer: No ...

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Keeping a watch on how Brexit could impact UK construction

With the newly appointed Prime Minister in place vowing to make a success of Brexit, everyone is waiting to see ...

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Pokémon Go, The Fever, The Bad, and The Good

Have you gotten the fever? Oh yes, the world has- as seen in all kinds of news headlines – from scary ...

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Smarter together: Swiss Re and its mutual clients


Years ago a well-known investment firm ran an ad campaign with the tagline “Merrill Lynch is bullish on America.” Stealing ...

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Making Asian Cities More Resilient – what's next?

Swiss Re is a founding partner of the 100 Resilient Cities initiative driven by the Rockefeller Foundation. President Obama recently ...

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Market conditions and product evolution

Visiting a couple of industry conferences and seminars in the last few months, including Swiss Re's 1st Catastrophe Knowledge ...

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When it comes to Cyber, think like a hacker (or a plaintiff)

Cyber losses are occurring with alarming frequency and turning heads across the insurance industry. There is no such thing as ...

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Do we underwrite like Mr Spock or Homer Simpson?

Which of these two lines is longer?

Homer Simpson would probably say the lower one is longer; Mr Spock would ...

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Renewable energy sits atop the world's largest oil deposits?

Solar Impulse is back in the Middle East, where their bold attempt to circumnavigate the world using only solar power ...

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Has anyone looked at the sea surface temperatures of late?

Has anyone looked at the sea surface temperatures of late?

If you did then you would notice that the sea ...

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I don't do well in the heat - soon neither will you

I'm a Scotsman who can't cope in the sun. I burn when it's 70 and cloudy. Can ...

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