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Cat modelling uncertainty and transparency - needs you!

On Thursday September 14, I had the pleasure to be part of a 1-day seminar on the OASIS loss modelling ...

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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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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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Earthquake risk in Italy - the cost of inaction

In Mexico, we have a saying: "lo barato sale caro", which loosely translates into "buying cheap ends up being expensive ...

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Why the term "earthquake proof" could be bad for insurance

In various news articles and blogs, I keep coming across the term “earthquake proof”, e.g. “... how to earthquake-proof a ...

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应对自然灾害引发的电网断电的启示

由自然灾害引发的大范围电力中断已经成为一大全球性风险,愈来愈受到人们关注。超级风暴桑迪于2012年登陆新泽西沿岸,造成65万住房损坏和850万用户断电。与此相似,2008年汶川地震也给我国带来了不小的经济损失。设想我们身处一场大地震而不能使用任何电力或通讯设备,而政府和公共事业部门能够采取怎样的措施,来确保电力网络正常运作,并且使人们做好准备应对自然灾害风险呢?

三月中旬的西雅图和撒冷温暖湿润、气候宜人,来自约翰霍普金斯大学保罗尼采高级国际研究学院(SAIS)的一行人来到北美西北岸,展开了为期一周的实地调研。这项调研活动由四位SAIS学生联合瑞士再保险公司发起,旨在探究该地区(英属哥伦比亚 ...

STORY URL: https://openminds.swissre.com/stories/1219/

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Lights Out: Keeping Power Grid Running in Natural Disasters

The widespread power outage caused by natural disasters has become a rising and evolving risk all over the world. Superstorm ...

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The insurance gap for Earthquake Switzerland: Here to stay?

As representatives of the (re)insurance industry, do we trust in the positive impact of our very own insurance product ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/events/rt_erdbeben_schweiz.html

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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 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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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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