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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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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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Hurricane Harvey: We can do better.

I am currently traveling home from a post disaster survey trip in southeast Texas, as part of a team with ...

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Hurricane Andrew: Then and now

Today, we mark the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew's landfall in South Florida. As we remember the devastation and ...

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How Andrew changed the re/insurance industry

Twenty-five years ago, the devastating forces of Hurricane Andrew hit Florida. At the time, it was the costliest insured natural ...

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Out of the rubble a market was born

August 24, 1992 will be a day many Floridians will never forget. Hurricane Andrew was a truly devastating event and ...

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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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Little yellow boots - make a difference for your grandchild

2050 - this is the year I am supposed to retire. 2050 is also the mid-term horizon of many climate change ...

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Are we ready for the next Hurricane Andrew?

Twenty-five years ago, insurers and reinsurers responded to rebuild communities destroyed by the devastating forces of Hurricane Andrew. In 1992 ...

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Positioning Canada to be a climate change leader

I recently attended a GLOBE Capital event in Toronto that brought together leaders from both the public and private sectors ...

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"Take pride in your company"

I grew up in what many might consider a traditional family. My father, the breadwinner, donned a suit every morning ...

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Insurance - China's path to advancing a clean energy future

Almost exactly a year ago, Xi Hu PhD Student at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford posted an interesting ...

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A World of Terror and Resilience

Most people in the world enjoy basic freedoms like the ability to eat in restaurants, attend concerts, dance at a ...

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25 years later: Reflections on Hurricane Andrew

As the cliché goes, every [hurricane] cloud has a silver lining.

On August 14, 1992, a small and seemingly insignificant ...

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