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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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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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Rising to the resilience challenge

How one man, a city and an industry might find the seeds of success in adversity

Personal stories are always ...

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The idea is not enough...

The mission that unites all entrepreneurs is turning an idea into profit. Crucial to achieving that mission is the commerciality ...

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Making Asian Cities More Resilient – what's next?

Swiss Re is a founding partner of the 100 Resilient Cities initiative driven by the Rockefeller Foundation. President Obama recently ...

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Did you know that Switzerland is an earthquake country?

Switzerland is an earthquake country and most of its building stock has no or insufficient insurance cover against earthquake. The ...

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What’s the cost of extreme weather?

I grew up in rural Minnesota so I’m no stranger to snow and cold weather. I’ve also lived ...

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Closing the Protection Gap with some digital disruption

An insurance agent recently told me he didn’t see Google as a threat to his business. He said he ...

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Closing Canada’s protection gap

What does a prepaid debit card have to do with Canada’s flood insurance shortfall? Those prepaid debit cards issued ...

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Where were you during "El Temblor"?

I am not talking about this week's 8.3 magnitude earthquake in Chile. Chilean people –especially the million people ...

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Earthquakes: What we know but do not really understand

Yesterday I was reading the press release of the Swiss Seismological Service (SED) at ETH Zurich. They have updated their ...

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Why I finally closed my earthquake Protection Gap

I've worked with catastrophe models for more than 20 years and for the last 11 of those I've ...

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Hurricane Katrina – the storm that sunk the NFIP

It's hard to believe, but it's been a decade since Hurricane Katrina roared ashore, causing mass devastation and ...

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Remembering Hurricane Katrina 10 years later

Hurricane Katrina left a lasting impression on me. At the time, I was a graduate student at Texas Tech University ...

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