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Sovereign risk transfer for developed countries? Absolutely!

Sovereign risk transfer is still a relatively new financial tool for the public sector. Benefits have been promoted mainly in ...

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An Act of God? No Sir, an Act of Man

With the huge impacts of Irma, Harvey and Maria, the Atlantic Hurricane Season got extensive media coverage[1] last year ...

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Can sustainability be a measure of happiness?

Sustainable Happiness: "Happiness that contributes to individual, community or global well-being and does not exploit other people, the environment, or ...

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A wake-up call from Kilauea

A wake-up call from Kilauea: dormancy isn't an option when it comes to volcanic risk

Red lava, blue flames ...

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A surge of optimism in flood modeling

The upcoming hurricane season, which begins on June 1,  will be another big test of our ability to create a ...

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Looking ahead while looking back on a record-breaking 2017

For insurers, 2017 was defined by a series of natural and man-made disasters that resulted in record-breaking losses. To that ...

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EMEA Claims LT - plastic fishing in Amsterdam

Plastic Fishing with
the Plastic Whale Foundation, Amsterdam.

Last Wednesday (2 May) 19 colleagues from the Swiss Re
Corporate Solutions ...

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Paving the Way to Narrowing Protection Gap in Asia

Economic losses from disaster events in Asia were an estimated USD 31 billion in 2017, of which only USD 5 ...

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Asia Pacific nations united in tackling disaster risk

From earthquakes along the Ring of Fire to landfalling category 5 typhoons, countries in the Asia-Pacific region of the world ...

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Earthquakes do not read codes

A recent article in the New York Times "San Francisco's Big Seismic Gamble" sheds light on the uncertainties associated ...

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If you don’t get climate change, climate change will get you

Every week, it seems, a new report comes out furnishing new evidence of the potentially devastating impact of climate change ...

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Volatility of volatility of climate

In the past month, three leading economists and central bankers have turned their attention in a public address to the ...

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Harvey, we have a problem!

Houston is a microcosm of the flooding problem in the United States. Combine population growth with aggressive development in an ...

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2017 Nat Cats: Parallels for Australia & New Zealand

Swiss Re's 50th anniversary sigma report "Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters" highlights just how damaging 2017 was. Total global ...

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Making ASEAN more resilient by closing the Protection Gap

Today, high ranking officials of all ten ASEAN member states convened in Singapore for the 4th ASEAN Finance Ministers' and ...

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