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Swiss Re reports 2016 net income of US$3.6 billion, P&C Re net income of US$2.1 billion

February 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Swiss Re has reported full-year 2016 net income of US$3.6 billion, including Property & Casualty Reinsurance net income of US$2.1 billion. Swiss Re said that its net income in P&C Re was US$2.1 billion last year compared to US$3 billion

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Hannover Re, Generali Group and SCOR join blockchain insurance industry initiative B3i

February 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Hannover Re, Generali Group and SCOR announced on Monday that they have joined the blockchain insurance industry initiative B3i, bringing the total number of insurers and reinsurers in the initiative to 15. Members of the B3i initiative will explore the

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Blackout with no transformer damage ‘very likely scenario’ from geomagnetic disturbance: C4 speaker

February 3, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The insurance industry needs “a better understanding” of the probable impact of a coronal mass ejection or other extreme space event, but studies estimating losses in the hundreds of billions are pessimistic, a speaker from Swiss Re suggested Thursday at

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2016 ILS market larger in Q3 than Q2 for first time: Swiss Re

February 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

New issuance volumes for insurance-linked securities (ILS) were atypical in 2016, Swiss Re reported on Friday, noting that for the first time, the third quarter was larger than the second quarter. While the second quarter is typically the busiest of

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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 adopts climate-related financial disclosure recommendations

December 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Swiss Re announced on Wednesday that it will adopt the climate-related financial disclosure recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Swiss Re helped develop the voluntary guidelines on climate risk reporting and is a member of the

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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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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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Real growth of direct premiums written in non-life insurance forecast at 1.7% for Canada in 2017 and 2.6% in 2018: Swiss Re

November 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Real growth of direct premiums written in non-life insurance in Canada is expected to be 0.8% this year, but up to 1.7% in 2017 and 2.6% in 2018, according to Swiss Re’s Global insurance review and outlook for 2017/18. The

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Blockchain technology a source of both disruption and opportunity for insurers: Novarica

November 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Blockchain technology will be a source of both disruption and opportunity for insurers, according to a new report from Boston-based research and advisory firm Novarica. In its latest executive brief, released on Monday, Novarica predicted that the technology would have

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More than half of polled P&C insurers aware of implications and potential of blockchain: Strategy Meets Action

November 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than half of P&C insurers surveyed by insurance strategic advisory firm Strategy Meets Action (SMA) are at least aware of the implications and potential of blockchain in the industry, a new report from the company has found. In particular,

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Swiss Re reports net income of US$3 billion for first nine months of 2016

November 3, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Swiss Re has reported a net income of US$3 billion for the first nine months of 2016, with all business units contributing to the result, “despite the difficult market environment.” The net income results, released on Thursday, compared to US$3.7