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A World of Terror and Resilience

Most people in the world enjoy basic freedoms like the ability to eat in restaurants, attend concerts, dance at a ...

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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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Barisal: helping a city prepare for climate change

In the beginning was the water plane.

In Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, we boarded a small but hopefully robust plane ...

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Earthquake risk in Italy - the cost of inaction

In Mexico, we have a saying: "lo barato sale caro", which loosely translates into "buying cheap ends up being expensive ...

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Coming from The Great Wall: A property underwriter's story

Growing up in Beijing in China, just 50 miles south of the Great Wall, I always wanted to explore the ...

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Why the term "earthquake proof" could be bad for insurance

In various news articles and blogs, I keep coming across the term “earthquake proof”, e.g. “... how to earthquake-proof a ...

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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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Speeding up climate resilience in ASEAN

In 2016 climate change began to move at unprecedented speed. And as highlighted in the run up to the Paris ...

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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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应对自然灾害引发的电网断电的启示

由自然灾害引发的大范围电力中断已经成为一大全球性风险,愈来愈受到人们关注。超级风暴桑迪于2012年登陆新泽西沿岸,造成65万住房损坏和850万用户断电。与此相似,2008年汶川地震也给我国带来了不小的经济损失。设想我们身处一场大地震而不能使用任何电力或通讯设备,而政府和公共事业部门能够采取怎样的措施,来确保电力网络正常运作,并且使人们做好准备应对自然灾害风险呢?

三月中旬的西雅图和撒冷温暖湿润、气候宜人,来自约翰霍普金斯大学保罗尼采高级国际研究学院(SAIS)的一行人来到北美西北岸,展开了为期一周的实地调研。这项调研活动由四位SAIS学生联合瑞士再保险公司发起,旨在探究该地区(英属哥伦比亚 ...

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Lights Out: Keeping Power Grid Running in Natural Disasters

The widespread power outage caused by natural disasters has become a rising and evolving risk all over the world. Superstorm ...

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What does US hurricane season have in store this year?

It's said there are two things that are inevitable in life – death and taxes. Yet in my chosen field ...

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It takes a village to raise a child, and a whole ecosystem to build resilience!

It's been said that it takes a whole village to raise a child. In that vein I would argue ...

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Closing the protection gap with peace of mind

The latest Swiss Re sigma report reveals a global protection gap of USD 121 billion. Little by little, insurance is ...

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