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The destructive power of volcanic ash fall

What's the price tag on a volcanic explosion? A few weeks after I started as a novice in the ...

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How to store green energy to power the world

Would you also love a world where all our "hunger" for energy was covered by Wind and Solar Power - and ...

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Capital (Back)Allocation by the Covariance Principle

For portfolios of risks with high degree of clustering – concentration, risk and capital metric (back)allocation is best accomplished by ...

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How big is the earthquake protection gap in Switzerland?

The Swiss Seismological Service (SED) registered yesterday (Monday, 2017-03-06, 21:12 local time) an earthquake with magnitude M4.6. The ...

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Risk Exposure from Climate-Related Energy Grid Disruption

Following Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, which claimed over a thousand lives from the Caribbean to southeastern US, the Caribbean ...

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Prepare yourself for the ground to shake with QUAKE

As noted by my colleague, 2016 was a busy earthquake year; we've seen devastating events impact Japan, Ecuador, New ...

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Tianjin-like events – are insurance companies prepared?

Most of us still very well remember the pictures of Tianjin harbour after the two explosions in August 2015. The ...

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Why an emergency kit should be your New Year's resolution

The turn of the New Year provides us each with the opportunity to reflect on the year behind us, and ...

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Lego for business. Blockchain a game changer for insurance?

During the last year, I've been working on Blockchain at Swiss Re. In my work on the technology, my ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/reinsurance/insurers_and_reinsurers_launch_blockchain_initiative.html

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A week of notable earthquakes, a year of notable earthquakes

So far, 2016 has been a notable year for earthquakes. We've seen damaging and deadly events in Japan, Ecuador ...

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MiCRO business interruption cover launched in Guatemala

It's been long time in the making: the Microinsurance Catastrophe Insurance Organisation (MiCRO) was created in 2010, and started ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/global_partnerships/first_MiCRO_natcat_business_interruption_cover_launched_in_guatemala.html

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We can't stop Mother Nature - but we can prepare

The only thing predictable about earthquakes is we know they'll continue to occur and impact communities around the world ...

STORY URL: https://www.earthquakebracebolt.com/

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How resilient is your world?

I want to live in a resilient community and I’m sure you do as well. I live in the ...

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Drones taking off in the insurance industry

The insurance industry holds many types of reputations, but one thing that many people would agree on is its ability ...

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