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What does US hurricane season have in store this year?

It's said there are two things that are inevitable in life – death and taxes. Yet in my chosen field ...

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Closing the protection gap with peace of mind

The latest Swiss Re sigma report reveals a global protection gap of USD 121 billion. Little by little, insurance is ...

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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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Flooding and the higher ground

Of all the earth’s perils, flooding is arguably the most vexing. It’s invasive, aggressive and unpredictable. It can ...

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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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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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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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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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