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Italy: Our natural catastrophe story nine years after the L'Aquila Earthquake

LET'S LOOK BACK …6 April 2009. 5.9 on the Richter magnitude scale, 309 fatalities, 1'600 people injured ...

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California Earthquakes- Science Matters

At Swiss Re our mission is to make the world more resilient.
That's why we're proud to support ...

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Distributed access to insurance

A year ago I shared my initial thoughts around our first blockchain efforts for insurance. Our work at Swiss Re ...

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Time for some intergenerational justice!

Australia has a world class aged care system, but it's under increasing pressure.

At a time when future funding ...

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The Importance of Resilient Buildings

Most people believe buildings codes are designed so that a building can withstand a major earthquake. The fact is that ...

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A Complex Earthquake?

Yes, you read it correct, this blog is all about a complex earthquake. Can an earthquake be complex? Yes, though ...

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Change the future of migration: help farmers

"Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development."

The slogan of this year's World Food ...

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Shake it up!

Swiss Re released a new global earthquake model this September and put it at the fingertips of its Underwriters. This ...

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Shining a light on earthquake risk in eastern Canada

As I write this blog, news of a second earthquake striking Mexico and its devastating impact on a country that ...

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Scientia potentia est.

Scientia potentia est. Knowledge is power. This widely acknowledged truism applies in so much of our modern world particularly in ...

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Insurers are at the end of the NatCat risk management chain

Losses from natural catastrophes are rising sharply both in Europe and throughout the world. In 2016, natural catastrophes and man-made ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/library/archive/insuring_natural_catastrophe_risk.html

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Vive La Insurance, Vive La Tech

From the past few days, I've been listening 'Insurtech' and startups a word combining Insurance and technology. Mine idea ...

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Closing the protection gap - partnering with the Pacific

The Pacific is our largest ocean – with half of Earth's oceanic water and around 25,000 islands. 

Most Australians ...

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Why the term "earthquake proof" could be bad for insurance

In various news articles and blogs, I keep coming across the term “earthquake proof”, e.g. “... how to earthquake-proof a ...

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