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Why the global protection gap is the lowest it’s been in 14 years

January 22, 2019 by David Gambrill

Globally, the protection gap in 2018 shrunk to 60% – the lowest level it has been in 14 years, according to a new report on global catastrophes by Aon plc. Extreme weather drove the majority of the globe’s $225-billion worth

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Hurricanes expected to deliver 1.4 billion euro hit to Munich Re in third quarter, total tally estimated at 2.7 billion euros

October 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Exceptional major-loss expenditure related to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria (HIM) are expected to result in Munich Re posting a loss of 1.4 billion euros in 2017 Q3, reducing the (re)insurer’s previously anticipated full-year profit. Emphasizing that current estimates “are

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Bermuda’s global insurers, reinsurers could fund at least US$25 billion of insured losses from hurricanes

October 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Bermuda market firms may fund at least a quarter of the estimated US$100 billion in aggregate insured losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, suggest preliminary aggregated loss estimates from the Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers (ABIR). “Based on

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Hurricane Harvey highlights magnitude of insurance protection gap: Aon Benfield

September 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Flood losses from Hurricane Harvey have again highlighted the global insurance protection gap, Aon Benfield said in a newly released report. On Monday, Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc, released the September edition of

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Modern-day Hurricane Andrew would cost an estimated US$80-100 billion in economic damage compared to 1992’s US$26.5 billion: Swiss Re

August 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A modern-day Hurricane Andrew would cost an estimated US$80-100 billion in economic damage, up dramatically from the US$26.5 billion cost in 1992 dollars, according to a new report from Swiss Re. The hurricane in August 1992 destroyed more than 25,000

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Global insured losses from disasters up 42%, economic losses almost double in 2016 over 2015: Swiss Re

March 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Both economic and insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2016 were the highest since 2012 – reversing a four-year downtrend – amounting to US$54 billion and US$175 billion, respectively, notes the latest sigma study from the Swiss

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Total economic losses from nat, man-made disasters in 2016 at least US$158 billion: Swiss Re sigma estimate

December 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Total economic losses from natural and man-made disasters in 2016 were at least US$158 billion, 68% higher than the US$94 billion losses in 2015, according to preliminary Swiss Re sigma estimates released on Thursday. The US$158 billion estimate in total

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Swiss Re plans to expand R&D capabilities to efficiently allocate capital into growing risk pools

December 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Swiss Re’s stronger focus on and investment in research and development (R&D) to identify risk pools, as well as its move to further leverage technology, seeks to meet the twin goals of facilitating enhanced client support and creating competitive advantage.

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Unexpected threats should be a concern to SMEs in U.K.: RSA

December 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than a quarter of polled small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the United Kingdom reported being hit with an unexpected £50,000 bill would put them out of business, notes a new report released this week by RSA. And while

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Canadian Underwriter and Swiss Re team up for webinar on Canadian flood risk

November 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian Underwriter and Swiss Re have teamed up to host a live webinar, titled The Road to Flood Resilience in Canada, reflecting on natural hazards throughout the country and what Canada can expect for the future. The free webinar, scheduled

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Insurance industry must work to reduce protection gap, burden on governments

October 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The insurance industry needs to capitalize on its unique risk understanding to reduce the financial burden on governments in light of “the daunting scale of the protection gap,” Nick Frankland, CEO of EMEA operations for Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC,

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Technology driving long-term transformation of the insurance industry; price levels expected to stabilize: Swiss Re

September 12, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Technological developments will profoundly change the way in which the re/insurance industry develops, distributes, underwrites and administers the insurance protection it sells to consumers, Swiss Re said on Monday. New technologies such as cognitive and cloud computing as well as