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Swiss Re appoints Paul Murray as Head of Life & Health Products

7th December 2018

Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Paul Murray to the position of Head Life & Health (L&H) Products, effective immediately. He takes on the role from Russell Higginbotham, who was appointed as Swiss Re’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Reinsurance EMEA in September. Murray has been with Swiss Re since ... Read the full article

Swiss Re Corp Solutions appoints Aerni as Global Head of Casualty, FinPro Lines

7th December 2018

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of Swiss Re Group, has appointed Phillippe Aerni as Global Head of Casualty, Financial & Professional Lines, effective 1 January 2019. Based in Zurich, Aerni will assume the Global Casualty role from Daniel Vetter, who moves into the role of Head E&S North ... Read the full article

Slowdown of mortality rate improvement crucial to longevity risk takers: Swiss Re

5th December 2018

As it is a risk that cannot be easily diversified or perfectly hedged, governments and private financial institutions exposed to longevity risks should pay close attention to the recent slowdown in life expectancy improvements throughout advanced nations, according to Swiss Re. In its latest Sigma report Swiss Re says that, while ... Read the full article

Insurtech helps Swiss Re make client relationships stickier, says CEO

30th November 2018

New technological capabilities and InsurTech partnerships are allowing Swiss Re to create stickier and more flexible relationships with its clients, according to the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Christian Mumenthaler. Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg TV, Mumenthaler noted that a lot of money has been poured into InsurTech over the ... Read the full article

Protectionism a “lose-lose situation”: Swiss Re’s Jerome Haegeli

28th November 2018

Protectionism is a “lose-lose situation” and its impact on both global reinsurance players and policyholders alike is not positive, according to Swiss Re’s Chief Economist Jerome Haegeli. In a recent conversation with Reinsurance News Haegeli spoke positively about the current state of the reinsurance market, but warned against the trend of ... Read the full article

New tech key in narrowing protection gap: Swiss Re’s Jerome Haegeli

21st November 2018

Speaking yesterday at Swiss Re’s London offices, the firm's Chief Economist Jerome Haegeli, alongside the Head of Insurance Risk Research Dan Ryan, stated that it will take a combination of proactiveness and the deployment of new technologies to narrow the global protection gap. “More technology is a huge upside to the ... Read the full article

Asia to drive re/insurance market growth as global economy slows: Swiss Re

20th November 2018

Emerging markets, and Asia in particular, are likely to become the main drivers of demand and growth in the re/insurance market as the global economy begins to slow and lose momentum over the next few years, according to Swiss Re Institute’s latest sigma report. The report, titled ‘Global economic and insurance ... Read the full article

Asian markets to drive re/insurance growth over next decade: Swiss Re CEO

8th November 2018

Markets in Asia, and China in particular, are likely to be one of the main drivers of growth for the re/insurance industry over the next ten years, according to Christian Mumenthaler, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Swiss Re. Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg TV, Mumenthaler suggested that exponential growth can ... Read the full article

Swiss Re “not afraid” of Brexit outcome, says CEO Mumenthaler

6th November 2018

Reinsurance giant Swiss Re is “not afraid” of the potential effects that the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU) may have on the economy and on the company’s ability to do business, according to its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Christian Mumenthaler. Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg TV, Mumenthaler explained ... Read the full article

China’s Belt & Road Initiative huge opportunity for overseas insurers: Swiss Re

5th November 2018

China's ambitious Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) - an attempt by President Xi Jinping to spur investment in land and maritime trade routes that strengthen ties across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe - is set to offer the insurance industry significant investment opportunities, according to a report by ... Read the full article

Rates must improve as sector struggles to meet cost of capital: Swiss Re CEO

1st November 2018

Reinsurance giant Swiss Re has underlined the need for further rate improvements across the property and casualty (P&C) industry as the sector continues to struggle to earn its cost of capital. Following years of declining rates and a soft market environment, rates in the highly competitive P&C sector increased at the ... Read the full article

Swiss Re reports positive results despite impacts of large losses

1st November 2018

Reinsurance giant Swiss Re has reported a positive first nine months to the year despite the impacts of large losses in the property and casualty reinsurance and Corporate Solutions divisions. Despite the impact of roughly $1.6 billion of natural catastrophe and man-made losses during the third-quarter, Swiss Re managed to report ... Read the full article

Economic momentum will continue to underpin premium growth: Swiss Re

29th October 2018

Current economic momentum is likely to continue to underpin premium growth for re/insurers globally, while ongoing opportunities to close the protection gap will in turn support further economic growth, according to a recent report by the Swiss Re Institute. Swiss Re said that it expects insurance premiums in advanced markets to ... Read the full article

Swiss Re appoints new CEO of UK & Ireland

23rd October 2018

Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Tavaziva Madzinga as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Swiss Re in the UK & Ireland, effective January 1st, 2019. Currently, Madzinga is Market Executive for the Middle East & Africa across both P&C and L&H, and based in London, he will ... Read the full article

Re/insurance industry’s “wave of consolidation” just beginning: Swiss Re’s Reichelt

22nd October 2018

Swiss Re is anticipating an acceleration in mergers & acquisitions (M&A) activity in the global re/insurance industry as companies look to expand their business beyond traditional roles, according to Reuters. “We are at the beginning of a wave of consolidation,” Reuters quoted Frank Reichelt, Swiss Re’s Market Executive Northern, Central, Eastern ... Read the full article

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