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Hack Zurich 2017 - Weathernomics challenge met!

HackZurich is celebrated as one of the largest and most prestigious hackathons in Europe. During this year's event in ...

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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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Attracting customers online is all about trust

One of the things that makes me proud to go to work every day is the fact that we are ...

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We need the big investments

Robust new infrastructure drives growth and progress, but it doesn't come cheap.

Most Americans know that many of their ...

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Investments in infrastructure won't just fall into our laps

Public-private partnerships involving institutional investors are one key pre-requisite.


According to OECD and IMF projections, the global economy is beginning ...

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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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The Issue of Equivalence

When it comes to recognition of equivalence for Hong Kong's proposed Risk Based Capital (RBC) framework, the Insurance Authority ...

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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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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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