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How Andrew changed the re/insurance industry

Twenty-five years ago, the devastating forces of Hurricane Andrew hit Florida. At the time, it was the costliest insured natural ...

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Out of the rubble a market was born

August 24, 1992 will be a day many Floridians will never forget. Hurricane Andrew was a truly devastating event and ...

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How Andrew shaped my career

It's hard to believe it's been 25 years. Hurricane Andrew showed me the impact a large-scale disaster could ...

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Closing the protection gap - partnering with the Pacific

The Pacific is our largest ocean – with half of Earth's oceanic water and around 25,000 islands. 

Most Australians ...

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The winds that shape our path

Many little girls and boys spend their childhood dreaming of becoming firefighters or ballerinas. I went to bed with spaghetti ...

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Little yellow boots - make a difference for your grandchild

2050 - this is the year I am supposed to retire. 2050 is also the mid-term horizon of many climate change ...

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Hurricane Andrew: The good, the bad and the ugly

THE GOOD:

Back in 1992 I was working at a large Reinsurance Company in their property underwriting division and was ...

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Positioning Canada to be a climate change leader

I recently attended a GLOBE Capital event in Toronto that brought together leaders from both the public and private sectors ...

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"Take pride in your company"

I grew up in what many might consider a traditional family. My father, the breadwinner, donned a suit every morning ...

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Insurance - China's path to advancing a clean energy future

Almost exactly a year ago, Xi Hu PhD Student at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford posted an interesting ...

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Hurricane Andrew - an event that changed property insurance

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, some 25 years ago now, I can vividly remember the pictures of Homestead ...

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25 years later: Reflections on Hurricane Andrew

As the cliché goes, every [hurricane] cloud has a silver lining.

On August 14, 1992, a small and seemingly insignificant ...

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Roarrrr!! by Lady Debbie

Tropical Cyclone Debbie affected Swiss Re Group 1Q 2017 result with a net loss of USD 350mn. Here are the ...

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Fort McMurray - One Year Later and Lessons Learned

One year ago today the community of Fort McMurray was preparing an evacuation for what would be one of the ...

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Premium stability and product design

Micro factors such as (re)insurance product design can contribute to (RE)insurance premium stability. This is on many minds ...

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