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Scientia potentia est.

Scientia potentia est. Knowledge is power. This widely acknowledged truism applies in so much of our modern world particularly in ...

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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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The health dangers hidden in disasters: A call to action for L&H insurers?

While Hurricanes Harvey and Irma leave communities quaking, the physical damage, emergency response and charitable aid typically take the headlines ...

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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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Swiss Re sets a challenge at HackZurich again

Come rain or shine, feel fine

On 15-17 September, 550 hackers, from 50 countries, will descend on the Technopark Zurich ...

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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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How can we offer more peace of mind?

The other day, I came across a tragic story about the famous French author and philosopher Anne Dufourmantelle, who drowned ...

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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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Vive La Insurance, Vive La Tech

From the past few days, I've been listening 'Insurtech' and startups a word combining Insurance and technology. Mine idea ...

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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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Implementing robots is surprisingly human

As I walked down the hall toward my office, I realised I was being followed. I turned around in surprise ...

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Getting to a smart community

There is no doubt that connected devices are the next big thing in the Internet of Things and in (re ...

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Sink or swim: responding to a changing risk landscape

The year, so far, has been remarkable – to say the least. Donald Trump was inaugurated as US president in January ...

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