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Looking ahead while looking back on a record-breaking 2017

For insurers, 2017 was defined by a series of natural and man-made disasters that resulted in record-breaking losses. To that ...

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EMEA Claims LT - plastic fishing in Amsterdam

Plastic Fishing with
the Plastic Whale Foundation, Amsterdam.

Last Wednesday (2 May) 19 colleagues from the Swiss Re
Corporate Solutions ...

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Paving the Way to Narrowing Protection Gap in Asia

Economic losses from disaster events in Asia were an estimated USD 31 billion in 2017, of which only USD 5 ...

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Asia Pacific nations united in tackling disaster risk

From earthquakes along the Ring of Fire to landfalling category 5 typhoons, countries in the Asia-Pacific region of the world ...

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Earthquakes do not read codes

A recent article in the New York Times "San Francisco's Big Seismic Gamble" sheds light on the uncertainties associated ...

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If you don’t get climate change, climate change will get you

Every week, it seems, a new report comes out furnishing new evidence of the potentially devastating impact of climate change ...

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Volatility of volatility of climate

In the past month, three leading economists and central bankers have turned their attention in a public address to the ...

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Harvey, we have a problem!

Houston is a microcosm of the flooding problem in the United States. Combine population growth with aggressive development in an ...

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2017 Nat Cats: Parallels for Australia & New Zealand

Swiss Re's 50th anniversary sigma report "Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters" highlights just how damaging 2017 was. Total global ...

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Making ASEAN more resilient by closing the Protection Gap

Today, high ranking officials of all ten ASEAN member states convened in Singapore for the 4th ASEAN Finance Ministers' and ...

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Italy: Our natural catastrophe story nine years after the L'Aquila Earthquake

LET'S LOOK BACK …6 April 2009. 5.9 on the Richter magnitude scale, 309 fatalities, 1'600 people injured ...

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Buying The Right Flood Insurance Palm Beach County

 Without an insurance, it will be a mistake to assume that your home is safe. So, one needs to go ...

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The epidemiology of risk accumulation

Surely I did not come up with the title phrase of this story. I borrow it from an Australian physicist ...

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California Earthquakes- Science Matters

At Swiss Re our mission is to make the world more resilient.
That's why we're proud to support ...

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Year of the wildfire: economic damage, cause, and the future

It's no secret that 2017 was a historically bad year for natural catastrophe events. Swiss Re's recent natural ...

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