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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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Fondue, deconstructed.

It is as Swiss as it gets. An acquired taste for some. For the uninitiated, fondue might just seem like ...

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Collaboration the key to innovation

Here's a statistic I found quite unbelievable when I heard it... Only 5% of corporates in Australia have relationships ...

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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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The ABCs of my career path: Andrew, Beach and Climate

From the time I was 9-years-old, I wanted to be a meteorologist. I can remember the event that triggered my ...

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A morning of jokes, but there's little to laugh about…

Recently I had the opportunity to fly down to Miami with a colleague for the filming of a documentary scheduled ...

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Reinsurance: A force against Climate Change & Species Loss

A reinsurer underwrites a risk that is initially borne by a different party, thereby transferring part of that risk to ...

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