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Urban Floods and Insurance: Insights from India and Asia

On 29 August, 2017, as Hurricane Harvey was still pounding the city of Houston, Texas, with an unprecedented1000 mm of ...

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Psychology of flood insurance

Post-Hurricane Harvey news stories brought national attention to the fact that only 17% of homeowners in affected areas had flood ...

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Shining a light on earthquake risk in eastern Canada

As I write this blog, news of a second earthquake striking Mexico and its devastating impact on a country that ...

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Insuring for Externality to Natural Assets and Capital

The current thinking on insuring of natural assets and capital is one of solving an externality problem. The externality being ...

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Insurers are at the end of the NatCat risk management chain

Losses from natural catastrophes are rising sharply both in Europe and throughout the world. In 2016, natural catastrophes and man-made ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/library/archive/insuring_natural_catastrophe_risk.html

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Hurricane Harvey – A Test for Texas

Last week I traveled to Texas to conduct loss investigation surveys in the wake of Hurricane Harvey with the Insurance ...

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What are the economic impacts of hurricanes?

Harvey just finished its devastating path over the country – last as a tropical depression – and hurricane Irma is developing into ...

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Parametric insurance solutions, key to closing the protection gap

Swiss Re approximates that 75% of the world's insurable values do not have any protection. This is a bafflingly ...

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Hurricane Harvey: We can do better.

I am currently traveling home from a post disaster survey trip in southeast Texas, as part of a team with ...

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Houston buried under 54 feet of snow?

By Matt Junge, Phil Pratley, and Samantha Dunn

The Houston office of the National Weather Center estimates that Hurricane Harvey ...

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Hurricane Andrew: Then and now

Today, we mark the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew's landfall in South Florida. As we remember the devastation and ...

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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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