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Are we ready for our future care needs?

Ageing populations will be a defining characteristic of most Asian societies in the coming decades. Attention is commonly focused on ...

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Life Insurance Awareness Month "...why we do what we do..."

I work in the life (re)insurance industry. Every day I come into work, walk up the stairs (yes I ...

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Mortality Protection Gap in Asia Widens Significantly

According to Swiss Re Mortality Protection Gap Report, the mortality protection gap for Asia has widened further between 2010 and ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/reinsurance/insurers/life_health/Mortality_protection_gap_in_Asia-Pacific.html
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Australia: How should you invest for retirement?

Here's a question for you Australians. Roughly what percentage of your assets, which you intend to produce income for ...

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The UK general election and welfare reform

Although the UK's major political parties have not been very forthcoming on their plans ahead of the upcoming general ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/media/news_releases/nr_20150407_UK_group_watch_2015.html

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The market share of US, Canada and UK in Life Reinsurance

Dear community,

In 2013, primary life insurance premiums paid throughout the world were (in mio of USD):
- Europe: 946,727 ...

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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 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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Understanding why people don't buy life insurance

One would think that because life insurance can help families mitigate risks to their standard of living, consumers would purchase ...

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An Untimely Passing

I've never believed in coincidences, luck or fate. I felt that my path was determined solely on my actions ...

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Selling insurance in the digital era

On Tuesday last week, Swiss Re held its inaugural 'Next generation insurance customer' conference here in Zürich. We were joined ...

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"Earth Hour is nothing but an ineffective feel-good event"

In his recent USA Today article Bjorn Lomborg states that "Earth Hour" is nothing but an "ineffective feel-good event". Lomborg ...

STORY URL: Lomborg: Earth Hour just a feel-good campaign
Instead, give light to the 1.3 billion people who still live without electricity.

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The debate on retirement ages in China

The demographic time bomb facing China is well-known, partly as a result of the earlier one-child policy. How to deal ...

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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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Quality of life for older people

Population ageing is a success of development and a result of significant improvements in public health, education, nutrition and economic ...

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