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  • 2018 STORM Season: Predictions and Protections

    27 June 2018

    What factors are critical for hurricane development? How reliable are seasonable forecasts? What is parametric insurance? These and many other topics were discussed during Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' risk management webinar on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 with Kirsten Orwig, PhD, Nat Cat Specialist and Cole Mayer, Structurer, Innovative Risk Solutions.

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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: A sovereign insurance pool for Africa (PDF, 477kb)

    18 May 2018

    With 65% of the workforce employed in agriculture, millions of people living in sub-Saharan Africa depend on farming not only for food, but also for incomes and livelihoods. Without enough rain to feed the land, the effects can be devastating.

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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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  • WindEurope conference 2017 – our teams in action!

    14 December 2017

    Swiss Re Corporate Solutions joined over 8,000 participants for the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition, from 28-30 November 2017, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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  • A Word About Wind - quarterly drinks in London

    16 November 2017

    Swiss Re Corporate Solutions hosts and sponsors quarterly drinks event in cooperation with A Word About Wind at our iconic London offices at 30 St Mary Axe. These exclusive networking opportunities enable senior wind energy industry professionals to network with their counterparts working in finance and investment in the London City.

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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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  • Weather risk conference in Berlin looks at new energy business models

    10 July 2017

    The Weather and Energy team invited European energy industry experts to Berlin to discuss the latest trends in weather risk management.

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  • African Energy Forum

    07 - 09 June 2017

    The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy & infrastructure sectors. We are sponsoring and speaking at the event this year to highlight risk transfer possibilities for the continent's growing energy industry.

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  • Got Parametrics? Innovative Solutions for Nat Cat Perils

    07 June 2017

    Bob Nusslein, Head Innovative Risk Solutions Americas and David Langman, Head Innovation Sales North America provide expert insights on applying parametric solutions to address nat cat perils, comparing traditional insurance and parametric cover, along with real world examples and case studies for successfully implementing effective parametric solutions.

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  • 7th Annual Weather and Energy Conference

    06 - 07 June 2017

    The Weather and Energy team of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions will welcome energy industry experts in Berlin this year to discuss the latest trends in European weather risk management. Attendance is by invitation only.

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  • New agricultural insurance product launched in Spain

    04 May 2017

    We entered the Spanish market this year with a new product tailored to the specific needs of Spanish cooperatives and able to cover gaps in farmers' protection.

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  • Webinar - The rise of NATCAT events and parametric solutions

    26 April 2017

    Watch the recent Swiss Re Corporate Solutions webinar on the rise of NATCAT events and parametric solutions. During the webinar we'll explain what parametric solutions are in more detail and provide real-life examples of how these solutions are helping corporations protect their balance sheet against adverse and catastrophic weather events.

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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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  • One Construction: Your single point of contact for all your construction coverage needs

    27 February 2017

    From tunnelling to mining projects and renewables to large-scale infrastructure projects, the risks faced by construction project owners and contractors today are complex. The basket of insurance policies for one project can range from surety bonds through to cargo, construction all-risk covers, liability, professional indemnity, to operational covers and long term defect protection after completion.

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  • How to protect your profits from extreme temperatures in Europe

    20 January 2017

    The climate on Earth is changing. The frequency and severity of extreme weather events, such as heat waves, droughts, storms and floods, is increasing. You can't affect the weather, but you can hedge your risk and protect your business!

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  • Protect your profits from extreme temperatures US (Spanish)

    20 January 2017

    The climate on Earth is changing. The frequency and severity of extreme weather events, such as heat waves, droughts, storms and floods, is increasing. Extreme weather also means unusually high and low temperatures, making it difficult for energy companies to anticipate demand and remain profitable. You can't affect the weather, but you can hedge your risk and protect your business!

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  • Protect your profits from extreme temperatures US (Portuguese)

    20 January 2017

    The climate on Earth is changing. The frequency and severity of extreme weather events, such as heat waves, droughts, storms and floods, is increasing. Extreme weather also means unusually high and low temperatures, making it difficult for energy companies to anticipate demand and remain profitable. You can't affect the weather, but you can hedge your risk and protect your business!

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  • How to protect your profits from extreme temperatures in the US

    20 January 2017

    The climate on Earth is changing. The frequency and severity of extreme weather events, such as heat waves, droughts, storms and floods, is increasing. You can't affect the weather, but you can hedge your risk and protect your business!

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  • First weather-indexed cover launched in Brazil

    24 December 2016

    Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is the first insurance company in Brazil to issue a weather-indexed parametric policy which offers relief in the event of another similar crisis. This solution enables energy providers to limit their exposure to extreme weather events, such as scarce rainfall and floods.

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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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  • 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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