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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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What makes Italy vulnerable to earthquakes?

An interview with earthquake specialist Oliver Kübler You are the earthquake specialist at Swiss Re with a particular interest in ...

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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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Three 1-in-1000 year floods in 2016 so far. What's going on?

Update: Since my original posting, there has now been another 1-in-1000 year rainfall event (the 4th in 2016), this time ...

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Olympics at risk from tropical cyclones?

If you have but a basic notion of global tropical cyclone risk and geography, then you know the answer: No ...

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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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Has anyone looked at the sea surface temperatures of late?

Has anyone looked at the sea surface temperatures of late?

If you did then you would notice that the sea ...

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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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Are we ready for the next big earthquake in Istanbul?

Istanbul. The imposing city straddling the Bosporus strait is one of the most populous cities in the world with roughly ...

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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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Resilience is everyone’s responsibility

The insurance industry is fully capable of meeting its obligations in the wake of the Fort McMurray fire, yet the ...

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ECM Weather & Energy Conference held in Copenhagen

Beyond temperature: new directions in weather hedging

Most European utilities are familiar with hedging the risk of unusual, particularly unusually ...

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Pasture lands in MX - insured against drought via satellites

Back in January this year a small group of my team together with our local partner ProAgro hit the road ...

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