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Question on life reinsurance premiums paid globally in 2014

Dear community,

In 2014, about 70 billion have been paid out in life reinsurance premiums. This represents an increase of ...

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The UK Courts Act 2003: Ten years on - the story so far

This week marks ten years to the day since PPOs were brought into existence when the Courts Act 2003 became ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/2015_legal_changes_that_have_formed_current_PPO_enviroment.pdf

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No room for complacency

Luckily, in 2014 the world was spared the "major" catastrophes of the magnitude seen in recent years, as the 2014 ...

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Risky cities & disaster resilience – looking at Los Angeles

In my January blog I highlighted urban resilience efforts as a key component to natural catastrophe recovery. Cities across the ...

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Canute ( Cnut ) Engineering is Dumb

King Canute (Cnut) ruled the Anglo-Scandinavian or North Sea Empire (England, Norway, Denmark, and parts of Sweden), until his death ...

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L'Aqulia: a town of broken promises

What happens when you depend on Madonna or the government to rebuild your town?

Apparently nothing.

And that's exactly ...

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The Blue Tsunami meets the Silver Tsunami

This week, I had the great fortune of participating in the very first Chief Resilience Officers' Summit as part of ...

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San Fran squares up to quake risk

If it's not an event in our own backyard, we're not really interested - even less so if it ...

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VIS Project - Our Fellowship for Longer Lives Experience

The consequences of an ageing population are nowadays a common topic of discussion. The Fellowship for Longer Lives gave us ...

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National Disaster Mitigation Strategy - Canada

2013 set a record in Canada as the first time the country has suffered two natural disasters causing more than ...

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The Olds and Very Olds in South Korea

The ageing process is pronounced in South Korea. In six years' time, about one in four people will be among ...

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Hong Kong will be as old as today's Japan in 6 years

Hong Kong is known to be a vibrant city. Yet few may be aware that Hong Kong's population will ...

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Europe’s energy transition is in your hands!

Europe’s energy transition could be in worse shape indeed. While it is not certain whether the EU will meet ...

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Asia Pacific underprepared for demographic shifts

We all face some big challenges in our lives. But how we respond to them, and the choices we make ...

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Geneva Association Interview with Andrew Maskrey, UNISDR

This video provides an interview on the role of insurance in disaster reduction with Andrew Maskrey, UNISDR Coordinator for the ...

STORY URL: Geneva Association
The Geneva Association on Disaster Reduction

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