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  • Closing the gap: Pooling risk in Central America and the Caribbean (PDF, 354kb)

    18 May 2018

    Since 1980, nine countries in Central America and the Caribbean have had at least half of their annual gross domestic product (GDP) wiped out by a natural catastrophe. The 2010 earthquake in Haiti had an estimated impact of 120% of GDP.

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  • Closing the gap: Drought threat to Uruguay‘s reliance on hydropower (PDF, 353kb)

    18 May 2018

    Uruguay is fortunate to have four river basins within its borders, two of which feed its hydroelectric plants. Hydropower can supply up to 90% of the country‘s electricity demand in a humid year. A dry year, however, can be costly.

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  • Staying afloat Flood Risk in Argentina (short version) (PDF, 419kb)

    06 October 2016

    Over the past 50 years, 75 major flood events have been reported in Argentina, affecting around 13 million people and taking more than 500 lives. With the equivalent of USD 22.5bn lost since 1980, floods are the most costly natural catastrophe affecting the country.
    Adjusting for the country‘s GDP growth, the same events today would have caused accumulated losses of USD 43.5bn.

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  • Mantenerse a flote – El riesgo de inundación en Argentina (short vs.) (PDF, 414kb)

    06 October 2016

    En los últimos 50 años, 75 grandes inundaciones fueron reportadas en el país, afectando a 13 millones de personas y causando más de 500 decesos. Con pérdidas equivalentes a USD 22 500 millones desde 1980, las inundaciones son la catástrofe natural
    más costosa que afecta al país. Ajustado al crecimiento del PBI argentino, estos eventos hubieran causado hoy pérdidas
    acumuladas por USD 43 500 millones.

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  • Staying afloat Flood Risk in Argentina (long version) (PDF, 2.15mb)

    06 October 2016

    In the late afternoon of 2 April 2013, rain started pouring down like many other days in La Plata. In just a few hours, 200 mm fell over the city. It did not take long before the roads turned into rivers, and these rivers into fatal traps. Looking from the window of her home in La Plata, Noelia eventually found herself staring at the water as it burst
    violently into her house.

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  • Mantenerse a flote - El riesgo de inundación en Argentina (PDF, 1.99mb)

    06 October 2016

    Durante la tarde del 2 de abril de 2013, comenzó a llover como muchos otros días en la Plata. En unas pocas horas, cayeron 200 milímetros sobre la ciudad. No pasó mucho tiempo hasta que las calles se transformaron en ríos, y estos en trampas fatales. Mientras miraba por la ventana de su casa en La Plata, Noelia se encontró,
    de repente, viendo como el agua irrumpía violentamente en su hogar.

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  • Recognition: innovation in insurance

    15 August 2016

    For the third year in a row, the industry magazine Latam Insurance Review (Latam IR) awarded Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in Brazil.

    This time, the award was particularly special, as it recognized our pioneering and innovative solutions.

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  • Risky cities: Mexico City (PDF, 587kb)

    09 October 2014

    Mexico City, a metropolis of around 21 million people is plagued by regular summer flooding which makes life utterly miserable for the city’s inhabitants, just one recent example being the inundation caused by Tropical Storm Ernesto in 2012. It is also exposed to substantial earthquake risk.

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  • Ciudades de riesgo: Ciudad de México (PDF, 1.03mb)

    09 October 2014

    La Ciudad de México es un centro económico de gran actividad muy expuesto tanto al riesgo de sufrir terremotos como desbordamientos de ríos. Mediante los modelos de riesgo de Swiss Re y los datos de peligros pormenorizados disponibles en CatNet, hemos analizado el posible impacto de estos riesgos y otros peligros naturales en el área metropolitana de México.

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  • Supporting low-carbon energy generation in Uruguay (PDF, 575kb)

    15 July 2014

    To decrease the country’s financial exposure in times of drought, in January 2014 Uruguay’s state-owned electric company entered into an 18-month, USD 450 million weather coverage agreement with the World Bank Treasury. Highlighting the strength of public-private partnership, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions took on a material part of the risk.

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  • The risk of tropical cyclones in Brazil (PDF, 530kb)

    10 June 2014

    Ten years after the first tropical cyclone ever recorded in the South Atlantic, we investigate the possibility and potential impact of another event like it.

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  • O risco de ciclones tropicais no Brasil (PDF, 580kb)

    10 June 2014

    Dez anos após o primeiro ciclone tropical já registrado no Atlântico Sul, analisamos a possibilidade e o possível impacto de um outro fenômeno semelhante.

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