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Rising to the resilience challenge

How one man, a city and an industry might find the seeds of success in adversity

Personal stories are always ...

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Big Data, Meet Thick Data for More Relevant Insurance

For years, I was frustrated as an anthropologist in academia where we gathered data on culture and communities, but often ...

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Climate change: Discussions are needed, but responsibly

As a meteorologist and as someone whose Ph.D. Dissertation focused on separating the impacts of climate change from climate ...

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Primer Taller de Seguros Paramétricos para Reguladores LAC

“Primer Taller Regional de Seguros Paramétricos para autoridades de Regulación y Supervisión en América Latina y el Caribe”

Hotel Grand ...

STORY URL: http://www.microrisk.org/es/central-america-es/primer-taller-regional-de-seguros-parametricos

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Measuring long tailed and surplus risk

Insurance economists and risk scientists are more familiar with the concepts of risk super and sub additivity in context of ...

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Let's insure for the absence of wind!

Hurricanes are impressive, nobody will deny that. I confess, they make me feel meaningful, too. When I talk about hurricanes ...

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Strengthening the agricultural sector in Africa

I got back from my first client visit to Africa at the 5th Swiss Re Agriculture Insurance Roundtable in Nairobi ...

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Competing on umbrella premiums with technical bounds

Commercial insurers are competing actively for every large corporate insured’s premium. While writing competitive premium policies and setting up ...

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Market conditions and product evolution

Visiting a couple of industry conferences and seminars in the last few months, including Swiss Re's 1st Catastrophe Knowledge ...

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I don't do well in the heat - soon neither will you

I'm a Scotsman who can't cope in the sun. I burn when it's 70 and cloudy. Can ...

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Time to engage the regulators for a zero-carbon reality!

I'm proud to be joining ClimateWise's new Insurance Advisory Council today. The Council will provide a regular forum ...

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Solar Impulse: Thoughts on Atlantic Crossing and Modelling

"It's not that there's a weather window every week over the Atlantic. It's more like there's ...

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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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A faster response to pandemics is crucial

A faster response to pandemics is crucial; how global insurance could help.

There is a direct correlation between the speed ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/Pandemics_in_a_changing_climate_Full_report_FINAL.PDF

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Insurance as innovative tool for humanitarian assistance

I am attending the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. This is a flagship event organized by the United Nations ...

STORY URL: https://www.worldhumanitariansummit.org/

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