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News on one of the world’s largest reinsurance companies Swiss Re.

Swiss Re is a leading global reinsurance company and our news covers its announcements, people moves, results and financial performance, as well as analysis of reinsurance market trends and interviews.

Single Japan earthquake could cause insured losses of up to $150bn: Swiss Re

4th September 2023

Despite significant improvements in the structural resilience of buildings since the Great Kanto earthquake, which took place 100 years ago in Japan, analysis by reinsurance giant Swiss Re warns that a single quake in the country could result in insured losses of between $130 billion and $150 billion. Seismic risk remains ... Read the full article

Swiss Re and Wysa launch first insurance-specific mental health app

29th August 2023

Swiss Re Reinsurance Solutions and Wysa, a provider of anonymous mental health support, have launched Wysa Assure, an Artificial Intelligence-based mental health support app. Australian MLC Life Insurance is the first to bring the solution to the market. Central to Wysa Assure's design is an AI chatbot built on cognitive behavioural ... Read the full article

Swiss Re partners with Income Insurance to launch Singapore’s first cancer insurance product

24th August 2023

Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has partnered with composite insurer, Income Insurance Limited (Income Insurance), on a first-in-market cancer insurance product that offers a guaranteed post-cancer term option, as well as support throughout the journey from diagnosis to recovery. Complete Cancer Care - the new product - provides continuous care in ... Read the full article

Europe’s big four reinsurers saw improved average P&C combined ratio in H1’23: Fitch

23rd August 2023

Europe's big four reinsurers reported an average property and casualty (P&C) combined ratio of 89.2% in the first half of 2023, a 4.1 percentage point improvement on the prior year as the catastrophe load eased, reports Fitch Ratings. The ratings agency highlights that underwriting margins in P&C improved for three of ... Read the full article

Munich Re ranked largest reinsurer for third year running by AM Best

22nd August 2023

After taking the top spot from Swiss Re in 2020, the latest data from ratings agency AM Best confirms that German reinsurer Munich Re remains the world's largest reinsurance company when ranked by gross life and non-life premiums written in 2022. With reinsurance gross premiums written (GPW) of ... Read the full article

Record ILS issuance in H1 and a record-breaking year expected: Swiss Re

22nd August 2023

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market delivered another very strong performance in the first half of 2023 with new issuance breaking records in the period, Swiss Re has revealed, who has also predicted a record-breaking full-year in both the size and number of newly issued bonds. According to Swiss Re’s latest ... Read the full article

US long-dated yields rise amidst global factors, unlikely bond crisis: Swiss Re

17th August 2023

In a recent analysis by Swiss Re Institute, experts suggest that the recent surge in longer-dated US government bond yields is not indicative of an impending bond crisis or concerns over US credit worthiness. Instead, the driving forces behind the increase in yields are rooted in global factors, including inflation persistence ... Read the full article

Swiss Re partners with One Concern to reveal nat cat business interruption risk

17th August 2023

Reinsurance giant Swiss Re and One Concern, an AI physical risk company, have announced a strategic partnership that is set to enhance the underwriting and management of nat cat business interruption risk. The partnership between the two companies will see One Concern's Business Interruption Risk Scores and Metrics DNA product become available ... Read the full article

S&P revises Swiss Re outlook to stable from negative on continued performance improvement

16th August 2023

S&P Global Ratings today revised its outlook to stable from negative on Swiss Re and its core subsidiaries, as well as affirmed the ratings on these entities. According to the rating agency, the outlook revision to stable reflects improvements in Swiss Re's underwriting performance since 2021 and its expectation that the ... Read the full article

Reinsurance as a pillar of resilience again becoming more relevant: Swiss Re

7th August 2023

In a letter to Swiss Re's shareholders, Christian Mumenthaler, Group CEO, and Jacques de Vaucleroy, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, have suggested that the firm's H2 performance will be heavily influenced by geopolitical risks, inflation, and climate change, demanding that its "cautious optimism be accompanied by vigilance." The pair ... Read the full article

Swiss Re’s nat cat exposure could rise in light of interesting price opportunities: CFO Dacey

4th August 2023

John Dacey, Swiss Re's Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), said during this morning's media call that the firm's overall exposure to natural catastrophe risks could increase when compared to recent years amid the strong rate environment, although the reinsurer continues to reduce exposure to high frequency events. In its first-half ... Read the full article

Swiss Re’s P&C combined ratio strengthens as net income rises to $1.4bn

4th August 2023

Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has reported a significant rise in net income to $1.4 billion for the first half of 2023, driven by contained natural catastrophe losses, and a solid performance in all business segments during the period. Group-wide, net income rose substantially from the $157 million recorded in H1 ... Read the full article

Recycling industry struggles with insufficient insurance for circular economy growth: Swiss Re

28th July 2023

A recent report by the Swiss Re Institute titled "What goes around comes around: Insuring the circular economy" highlights the challenges faced by the recycling industry in obtaining sufficient insurance cover, which is crucial for the growth of the circular economy. The report points out that limited insurability poses a threat ... Read the full article

The industry has an obligation to drive the development of ethical AI: Swiss Re’s Ladva

28th July 2023

Looking past the transformative potentials that artificial intelligence (AI) possesses for the re/insurance industry, one major factor still remains: peoples need for risk transfer and mitigation solutions. AI technology may be able to enable new solutions and business models, but it simply cannot alter the "core mission" of the industry, according ... Read the full article

Sutton joins Swiss Re as Head of Sales P&C Reinsurance Solutions

24th July 2023

Martyn Sutton has joined global reinsurer Swiss Re as Head of Sales & Origination P&C Reinsurance Solutions (Americas). The news of Sutton’s appointment comes after Swiss Re announced that, from April 3rd, its reinsurance division was to be split into Property & Casualty Reinsurance (P&C Re) and Life & Health Reinsurance ... Read the full article