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An international insurance programme proposition built ‘from scratch’ delivers speed and accuracy

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions aims to steal a march on the competition with an integrated approach to writing international insurance programmes, according to Chris Hart, head of international business, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.

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Windstorm Preparedness Guide

Windstorms, hurricanes and tropical cyclones create a significant threat to coastal areas around the globe. Use this guide to ensure you are prepared to withstand a high wind event.

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The benefits of inherent defect insurance cover

To highlight the benefits of an inherent defect insurance (IDI) cover it is useful to consider a hypothetical claim scenario: Imagine a large mixed-use commercial development with three below-ground levels.

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Food safety in a globalised world

Contaminated meat, mislabeled packaging, tainted baby formula – food recalls have become a regular feature in today’s headlines. The reason is clear: we all eat and we want to be sure that what we and our loved ones consume is safe and wholesome.

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L'Aquila, 10 years on

Starting in 2017, policy makers in Italy have introduced much-needed incentives to encourage uptake of earthquake insurance and retrofitting to make buildings more earthquake resilient.

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The new Swiss Re Institute sigma examines the cost of last year's extreme weather.

The combined insured losses of 2017 and 2018 reached USD 219 billion, the highest ever for a consecutive two-year period.

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Flood Preparedness Guide

Floods around the world are both frequent and costly and being prepared can dramatically change the outcome. Are you prepared? Use this guide to help you understand your flood risks and to develop plans for mitigating flood damage.

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Power-purchase agreements – hedge the profile risk to smooth out the deal making

NDBI is growing in frequency and severity, threatening businesses’ hard-earned revenue streams. Collaboration, backed by genuine expertise, is the best way to protect against the risk.

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A partnership approach to the growing risks of non-damage business interruption

NDBI is growing in frequency and severity, threatening businesses’ hard-earned revenue streams. Collaboration, backed by genuine expertise, is the best way to protect against the risk.

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CyberSolution 360°: Combined cyber insurance and protection services tailored for SMEs

The cyber security part of the solution monitors SMEs` three main points of a cyber attack – websites, emails and endpoints – to make sure they are protected 24/7.

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CyberSolution 360°: Une solution unique de Cyber Sécurité conçue pour les PME

Le site Web, les e-mails et les postes de travail, les trois principaux vecteurs d'attaque contre les PME, sont protégés 24 h/24 par la partie Cyber Sécurité de la solution.

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Casualty Risk Trends 2018: Automotive industry

The automotive industry is facing the biggest upheavals in its history, given the trends in electro mobility and autonomous driving. The convergence of various technologies and upcoming automotive trends are having a significant impact on the industry’s casualty insurance risk landscape.

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Casualty Risk Trends 2018: Medical devices industry

While medical devices range from simple tongue depressors and bandages to complex programmable pacemakers and sophisticated diagnosing systems, product development and manufacturing processes are becoming more demanding across the board. The convergence of this with changes in regulatory controls and litigation patterns is having a significant impact on the industry’s casualty insurance risk landscape.

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Casualty Risk Trends 2018: Oil and petrochemical industry

The recovery of the oil price and access to non-conventional resources are key drivers of the booming oil industry. Several factors, such as innovative technologies, aged infrastructure, international regulatory changes and scarcity of skilled labor (mainly in the US), are challenges that the industry is being faced with. These circumstances are having a significant impact on the industry’s casualty risk landscape.

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Casualty Risk Trends 2018: Pharmaceutical industry

While pharmaceutical revenues are traditionally derived from a few products that are heavily marketed, decreasing R&D productivity together with pricing and reimbursement hurdles are driving change in the industry. The emergence of novel and advanced therapies is also creating new opportunities.

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Casualty Risk Trends 2018: Construction industry

Digital technologies are increasingly influencing the construction industry and thereby reshaping the insurers’ risk landscape. Novel building materials and mega projects are also influencing construction industry practices. It remains to be seen how an industry normally slow in adopting such technological changes will embrace these new challenges.

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Discover the 2018 Casualty Risk Trends reports

Don't miss our casualty risk trends reports. They are available for download!

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3 reasons why parametric insurance solutions are more relevant than ever

Why are more and more organizations starting to look at parametric solutions? Here are three reasons why parametric insurance solutions have moved higher up on the priority list for businesses today.

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The decline of pollinators

A new Swiss Re Institute publication warns of serious consequences if we ignore the decline of pollinators.

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Disasters Solutions for Corporates in APAC

In the case of natural disasters, a large part of the economic losses is driven by disruption to businesses and the resulting impact on their revenues. We will take a closer look at some of the implications of the larger Asia Pacific Natural Catastrophes from 2017 and hope to provide some practical guidance and case studies to consider when arranging effective risk transfer programs for your business.

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10 myths about parametric insurance

We often hear a number of misconceptions about parametric or index based insurance solutions - which are the top 10 myths that we often come across when presenting parametric insurance solutions to clients?

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A hitchhiker's guide to smart contracts

Does a contract have to involve people? In the future, maybe not. Thanks to blockchain technology, computer code is gradually taking the place of banks, governments and the legal system.

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What is parametric insurance?

From conversations with brokers and clients we've found that while there is significant interest, there's still some confusion around the concept of "parametric insurance" – what it is and how it works. We simplify and shed some light on the concept.

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