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  • Combustible Exterior Cladding on High Rise Buildings – A Global Concern

    06 December 2017

    The June 14th 2017 tragedy involving London‘s Grenfell Tower has brought the problem of high rise buildings clad in combustible exterior walls to the forefront of mainstream media.

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  • Combustible Exterior Cladding on High Rise Buildings (PDF, 924kb)

    05 December 2017

    The June 14th 2017 tragedy involving London‘s Grenfell Tower has brought the problem of high rise buildings clad in combustible exterior walls to the forefront of mainstream media. However, the string of high profile fires that occurred in Dubai starting in 2012 and involving combustible exterior wall assemblies should have
    warned us that additional large scale fires, including those with the potential to involve loss of life and catastrophic property damage, was likely inevitable.

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  • Lessons Learnt in Business Interruption

    13 November 2017

    Risk managers and corporate insurance professionals consistently identify Business Interruption (BI) as the major concern facing their business today. In this publication we explore some common challenges clients face when working out their Business Interruption cover through a series of case studies.

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  • Swiss Re Corporate Solutions launches Insur8

    11 July 2017

    Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group, launched Insur8, the first-ever typhoon warning insurance product for businesses operating in Hong Kong.

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  • Success for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions at Airmic 2017

    09 July 2017

    The annual Airmic conference provided a vibrant platform to highlight our primary lead capabilities, commitment to the UK regional market and expanding portfolio of commercial insurance offerings.

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  • Swiss Re SONAR: new emerging risks insights 2017 (PDF, 6.35mb)

    13 June 2017

    Underestimated infectious diseases, growing water stress, the impact of future artificial intelligence legislation, cloud risk accumulation or precision farming: Do you want to know more about these topics?
    Welcome to the latest edition of Swiss Re SONAR, our update of the
    emerging risk landscape.

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  • Earthquakes in Italy, 2016, An impact summary (PDF, 1.02mb)

    20 May 2017

    On 24 August 2016, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit the Apennines
    Mountains in central Italy, devastating the small towns of Amatrice,
    Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto. At the time of writing, 293 lives were
    lost. This is the latest in a series of heavy earthquakes to hit Italy in recent years. The country is particularly exposed to earthquake risk as it is located where continental plates collide and building stock is vulnerable. Yet just over 1% of residential buildings are insured against earthquakes. How can Italy and its residents better prepare for future events?

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  • Terremoto in Italia, 2016, Un riepilogo d’impatto (PDF, 5.84mb)

    20 May 2017

    Il 24 agosto 2016, un terremoto di magnitudo 6,2 ha colpito gli Appennini nel centro Italia devastando le cittadine di Amatrice, Accumoli e Pescara del Tronto. Il 26 ottobre, due scosse di assestamento di magnitudo 5,5 e 6,1 hanno colpito Visso, a nord di Amatrice. Il 30 ottobre, una scossa di magnitudo 6,6 ha colpito Norcia, un comune fra Amatrice e Visso. Quest’ultimo è stato il terremoto di maggiore intensità a colpire l’Italia dal 1980 ed il tremore è stato avvertito in quasi tutto il Paese. Nel complesso, ci sono state 299 vittime. Questa è stata l’ultima di una serie di terremoti disastrosi verificatisi in Italia negli ultimi anni. Il Paese è particolarmente soggetto al rischio sismico in quanto e situato in una zona in cui le placche continentali entrano in collisione ed il patrimonio edilizio è vulnerabile. Eppure, poco più dell’1% degli edifici residenziali è assicurato contro i terremoti. Come possono l’Italia ed i suoi abitanti prepararsi ad affrontare meglio gli eventi futuri?

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  • CatNet® – the online natural hazard atlas

    (PDF, 774kb)

    06 April 2017

    CatNet® is an up-to-date source of information on major
    natural disasters and their effects on the insurance industry
    and national economies.

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  • sigma 2/2017 - Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2016

    28 March 2017

    Total economic losses and global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2016 were the highest since 2012, reversing the downtrend of the previous four years.

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  • Expertise Publication on Japan’s commercial insurance market (PDF, 1.36mb)

    10 February 2017

    Japan’s commercial insurance market is the fourth largest in the world after the US, the UK and China. Commercial insurance premiums in Japan totalled USD 33.5 billion in 2015. Penetration (premiums as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP)) has been rising in recent years, but it is still low relative to other advanced markets. In 2015, commercial insurance penetration in Japan was 0.81% of GDP, compared to 1.6% in the US and 2.4% in the UK.

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  • Winter storm clusters in Europe (PDF, 993kb)

    21 October 2016

    Severe winter storms in quick succession can have a deadly impact on an insurer’s balance sheet. The industry has responded by providing coverage structures that address this eventuality. The premiums of such cover must be commensurate with the underlying
    risk. To assess a fair premium, we need a model that can estimate the frequency and severity of such storms, as well as when they’re likely to occur within a season. This publication discusses benchmarks for such models, so enabling you to secure the
    right protection for the storms to come.

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