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  • 05/2016 Réassurance et assurance stratégiques (PDF, 2.15mb)

    12 September 2016

    Reinsurance and insurance markets are changing rapidly. Insurers around the world have become increasingly sophisticated in managing their capital and risks. Consolidation, evolving solvency regulation and the spread of enterprise risk management are driving a trend of centralized re/insurance buying by insurance companies and large corporations, tailored to enable growth and steer group-wide
    risk appetite across all types of risks.

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  • 02/2016 Capter le potentiel de l’assurance sur les marchés frontières (PDF, 990kb)

    03 May 2016

    Behind the excitement created by the leading emerging markets such as Brazil, India or China, there is a group of "frontier markets" which have a promising outlook for economic growth and offer attractive long-term potential for insurers. Swiss Re's latest <i>sigma</i> study looks at 21 frontier markets such as Nigeria, Ecuador, Vietnam and Azerbaijan. It provides an outlook for premium growth and an overview of the economic fundamentals which will lead to increased demand for insurance in these countries. The report also looks at the individual features of each market, covering topics such as impending regulatory changes and the influence of external factors such as regional trade agreements.

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  • 01/2016 Catastrophes naturelles et techniques en 2015
    (PDF, 2.25mb)

    30 March 2016

    According to the latest <i>sigma</i> study, global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2015 were USD 37 billion, well-below the USD 62 billion average of the previous 10 years. There were 353 disaster events last year. Of those, 198 were natural catastrophes, which is the highest number in one year, according to <i>sigma</i> records.

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  • 05/2015 Sous-assurance des risques dommages: le déficit de protection (PDF, 2.18mb)

    14 September 2015

    The global insurance industry gained momentum in 2014, even though the economic environment improved only marginally, says Swiss Re's latest sigma study. Total direct premiums written were up 3.7% to USD 4 778 billion after having stagnated the previous year. The life sector returned to positive growth, with premiums up 4.3% after a 1.8% decline in 2013, and non-life premium growth accelerated to 2.9% from 2.7%. A notable feature of the renewed momentum across the insurance industry was a significantly stronger performance in the advanced markets.

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  • 02/2015 Catastrophes naturelles et techniques en 2014 (PDF, 1.69mb)

    25 March 2015

    336 événements catastrophiques ont été dénombrés en 2014, dont 189 catastrophes naturelles, soit le nombre le plus élevé jamais enregistré, et 147 catastrophes techniques. Plus de 12 700 personnes ont perdu la vie ou sont portées disparues à la suite de ces catastrophes.

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