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The innovation angle - managing 21st century risk

From experiment to prototype and commercial production…to refinement and improvement…such is the cycle of innovation. Innovation can be ...

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US hurricane landfall: A question of when, not if

In the year 2005, Facebook was a year old, YouTube was launched, and Twitter and Instagram were merely concepts in ...

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Grow old gracefully… but how?

Recently, I came across a quote by Eric Hoffer: "The best part of the art of living is to know ...

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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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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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Sigma Event 2016: from reviewing losses to closing the gap

Edi Schmid, who heads Property & Specialty Reinsurance at Swiss Re, recently hosted a forum near Zurich in which about ...

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My cyber flood protection gap

It may be a result of growing up in a small town, but I’ve noticed that whenever the place ...

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What’s the cost of extreme weather?

I grew up in rural Minnesota so I’m no stranger to snow and cold weather. I’ve also lived ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/reinsurance/insurers/sigma_12016__Natural_catastrophes_and_man-made_disasters_in_2015.html

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Most likely outcome versus a rare and extreme scenario

When I started in financial modeling some time ago, I had the luck to work with some top level quants ...

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Hurricanes: too early to return to long-term activity?

Hurricane Wilma wreaked havoc when striking Florida in 2005, being the last of four major hurricanes to affect the United ...

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Big data capabilities impact on optimal premium underwriting

The intersection of big data and distributed computing technologies, statistical and engineering algorithms with optimal (re)insurance underwriting principles is ...

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Flood Re agreement great news for UK affordable flood cover

Given the UK floods we have had in recent months, it was great to see the latest Flood Re commentary ...

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The wild and wacky world of weather

"As of 2 PM EST, Hurricane Alex was located at 32.6N, 28.0W, moving to the north-northeast at 20 ...

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