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Swiss Re and Pioneer co-develop innovative telematics solution

17th October 2019

Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has collaborated with car electronics company Pioneer to develop a first-of-its-kind telematics solution designed to provide insurers with more and improved personalised risk assessment. The innovative, co-developed solution is to be included in Swiss Re's telematics suite and as a result of the new partnership, the ... Read the full article

Swiss Re, Munich Re may exceed Q3 cat budgets: analysts

16th October 2019

Global reinsurers Swiss Re and Munich Re may exceed their large loss budgets for Q3 2019, and may be at risk for Q4, according to analysis by Barclays. Meanwhile, London market players such as Hiscox may consider the impact in Japan substantial enough to warn the market. Overall, analysts expects all large ... Read the full article

Berkshire’s MedPro gets renewal rights for Swiss Re CorSo health book

14th October 2019

MedPro Group, Berkshire Hathaway's U.S. healthcare liability insurer, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the renewal rights of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' Healthcare Professional Liability book, effective October 11th, 2019. According to an announcement on the deal, the agreement includes Hospital and Senior Care accounts underwritten by Swiss Re ... Read the full article

Swiss Re’s Edi Schmid highlights need to measure resilience

1st October 2019

Edi Schmid, Chairman of Swiss Re Institute and Group Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), has highlighted the need for the re/insurance industry to undertake more research to measure resiliency around the world. Based on his discussions at the annual reinsurance conference in Monte Carlo this year, Schmid said that topics of resilience ... Read the full article

Swiss Re, Allianz & Zurich commit to net zero emissions by 2050

26th September 2019

Re/insurance giants Swiss Re, Allianz and Zurich are among a group 12 global companies that have committed to transitioning their investment portfolios to net zero greenhouse gas emissions. The Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance represents more than US $2.4 trillion, and was convened by the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative and the ... Read the full article

Swiss Re’s iptiQ and Samsung partner to close $26trn L&H protection gap

25th September 2019

A subsidiary of reinsurance giant Swiss Re, iptiQ Americas, has entered into a strategic partnership with Samsung Electronics Ltd. designed to close the $26 trillion life and health (L&H) insurance protection gap. According to analysis by the Swiss Re Institute in September 2018, the huge life and health protection gap impacts ... Read the full article

Swiss Re to transfer Australian business under Asian headquarters

24th September 2019

Global reinsurer Swiss Re has announced an internal restructuring that will see the business of its Australia Branch (SRAU) transferred to Swiss Re Asia (SRAL). Swiss Re Asia was first announced in 2017 and serves clients and partners throughout the region. The company’s operations in South Korea and Singapore have already ... Read the full article

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions opens LA office

24th September 2019

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of reinsurance giant Swiss Re Group, has opened a new hub for the Western United States in Downtown Los Angeles, as the firm looks to bolster its commitment to the California marketplace. The Los Angeles team will be led by Head of US ... Read the full article

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints new Head of Italy

23rd September 2019

Reinsurance giant Swiss Re's commercial insurance arm, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, has announced that appointment of Francesco Semprini as Head Italy, effective November 1st, 2019. In his new role, Semprini will be based in Milan and will be responsible for managing the strategy, development, and performance of the firm's business in ... Read the full article

Mumenthaler lays out key growth opportunities for Swiss Re

18th September 2019

Christian Mumenthaler, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Swiss Re, has identified what he sees as key growth opportunities for Swiss Re and the wider reinsurance market, as well as some potential challenges. Speaking in an interview with Reinsurance News, Mumenthaler noted that insurers have been buying more reinsurance following the catastrophe ... Read the full article

Re/insurers have important role in closing infrastructure gap: Swiss Re

16th September 2019

Collectively, the re/insurance industry possesses the necessary data, risk knowledge and expertise needed to enable vital infrastructure investment across the world’s emerging markets, global reinsurer Swiss Re says. While growing urban populations require substantial investment in infrastructure to enable sustainable growth, there remains a substantial gap, notes Swiss Re. Today, only about ... Read the full article

Innovative data & tech enhances mutual value creation for Swiss Re: Eric Schuh

12th September 2019

The use of advanced technology and leading data-analytics supports Swiss Re’s innovation efforts as the global reinsurer keeps clients’ needs at the heart of everything it does, according to Eric Schuh, Global Head of P&C Solutions, Swiss Re. Being one of the largest reinsurers on the planet, Swiss Re has an ... Read the full article

Reinsurance pricing is still too low, says Swiss Re CEO Mumenthaler

10th September 2019

Christian Mumenthaler, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Swiss Re, believes pricing in the property and casualty (P&C) reinsurance sector is still at an unacceptable level despite improvements over the last two years. Mumenthaler told Reinsurance News in a recent interview that he was confident the market would continue to bring pricing ... Read the full article

Swiss Re expects further rate increases for loss-affected, underperforming business

8th September 2019

Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has said that it expects to see further rate increases for both loss-affected and underperforming businesses, while rates elsewhere are expected to remain stable. Throughout 2019 rates in the reinsurance industry have gained momentum, most notably in parts of the U.S. and Japan which experienced heavy ... Read the full article

Opportunity to close $1.2 trillion composite protection gap, says Swiss Re

7th September 2019

Reinsurance giant Swiss Re has said that the world economy is less resilient now than in 2007 and has highlighted a $1.2 trillion composite protection gap for three main risk areas - nat cats, mortality and healthcare spending. Swiss Re's latest sigma report, which was announced today at the annual meeting ... Read the full article

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