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How can we offer more peace of mind?

The other day, I came across a tragic story about the famous French author and philosopher Anne Dufourmantelle, who drowned ...

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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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Component and Marginal TVaR converge

Estimating component and marginal TVaR…(s) is a computationally intensive task in the capital allocation process. These two risk metrics ...

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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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Renewable energy and good risk management practices

The world over, industrial sector growth and economic expansion have put tremendous strain on fossil fuel resources and the environment ...

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Practice in the Science of Risk Ranking

All practitioners involved with the (re)insurance chain of business practice risk ranking, including the insureds. The methodologies vary from ...

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Coherence of enforced or natural sub-additivity in SCR

Undoubtedly there is enforced or assumed sub-additivity in the standard solvency capital reserve formula (SCR) – equation (1) on the picture ...

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Solar Impulse and the human factor

Solar Impulse will be a success because of two things: technology and the human factor. I am confident that they ...

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The innovation angle - managing 21st century risk

From experiment to prototype and commercial production…to refinement and improvement…such is the cycle of innovation. Innovation can be ...

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Everybody's talking about it… Let's collaborate!

The Protection Gap – the difference between economic losses associated with insurable events and the amount of insurance pay-out. Unfinished business ...

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Do you monitor your exposure to liability catastrophes?

Casualty accumulation and casualty catastrophes are real risks to the balance sheet of insurance companies yet are much less understood ...

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Reviving the ocean economy - can insurance contribute?

In a recent report commissioned by the WWF (Reviving the Ocean Economy), it was estimated that the asset value of ...

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WEF 2014: Building resilient agriculture for food security

2013 saw hail hit several European countries. And the year before, there were severe droughts in the US, Russia and ...

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Geneva Association Interview with Andrew Maskrey, UNISDR

This video provides an interview on the role of insurance in disaster reduction with Andrew Maskrey, UNISDR Coordinator for the ...

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The Geneva Association on Disaster Reduction

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