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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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The difficulty of estimating terrorism risk

by Gedion Amesias and Jeri Xu

Is it possible to assess terrorism risk for underwriting insurance? This year alone there ...

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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 can you protect yourself and the ones you love?

Over the weekend, I was shocked to hear that my next door neighbour, who has three adorable children, lost her ...

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Planning a good legacy

With the UK non-life sector reaching maturity, legacy acquirers are looking to expand in the US and continental Europe. Disposals ...

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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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Closing the protection gap - partnering with the Pacific

The Pacific is our largest ocean – with half of Earth's oceanic water and around 25,000 islands. 

Most Australians ...

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Walking in Consumer Shoes 4: Insurance for High-risk People

I was able to get a life insurance policy in eight days – a testament to how far the life insurance ...

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Walking in Consumer Shoes 3: Stuck in a Cul-de-sac

My life insurance purchase journey is stuck in a cul-de-sac right now. Not a dead end, as that sounds too ...

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Walking In Consumer Shoes 2: The 111 Day Journey

I'd like to say I'm proud that my new life insurance policy is in place, but the journey ...

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About Buildings and Risks

Increasingly,more people are living in fast-growing cities. These urban agglomerations are getting more complex and so are the buildings ...

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Walking In Consumer Shoes 1: The Convenience of Digital

Life insurance just wasn't on my radar before I started working at Swiss Re. Fast-forward to 2016. As an ...

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The winds that shape our path

Many little girls and boys spend their childhood dreaming of becoming firefighters or ballerinas. I went to bed with spaghetti ...

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