Swiss Re News

Swiss Re to Open a Reinsurance Branch in India

Swiss Re has received the approval from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) to open a branch in Mumbai. With the composite branch license, Swiss Re will be able to operate in India and offer both non-life …

Emerging Risks/Markets Offer New Opportunities: 2017 Predictions, Part 3

Insurers and reinsurers continue to look for organic growth where they can find it – sometimes from emerging risks and sometimes from emerging markets. As always, the keys to success are market knowledge and patience. Providing a heads-up for such …

Insured Cat Losses in 2016 Totaled $49B, with $158B of Economic Costs: Swiss Re

More than 10,000 people died as a result of natural and man-made disasters during 2016, with financial losses totaling at least $158 billion, Swiss Re said on Thursday. At an estimated $49 billion, insured losses rose by nearly a third …

Swiss Re’s U.S. Solar Power Plant is One Part of Its Climate Change Commitment

Swiss Re’s solar power installation at its U.S. headquarters in Armonk, N.Y., a 2-megawatt facility expected to be up and running by late spring 2017, is just one part of a green theme that the carrier has been writing for …

Emerging Markets to Drive Insurance Sector Growth in 2017: Swiss Re

The global economy is expected to grow moderately over the next two years, supporting continued growth in insurance premium volumes, according to a Swiss Re report. Growth in global non-life premiums is forecast to fall slightly from 2.4 percent in …

Insurtech Startups Attract Growing List of Traditional Insurer Partners

Listening to Andrew Rear talk about insurers, you wouldn’t think he works for one that’s been around for 136 years. The 46-year-old head of Munich Re’s Digital Partners unit has said the industry is “one of the last bastions of …

African Demand for Political & Trade Credit Cover Rises Ahead of Kenya Elections

African Trade Insurance Agency, an insurer covering political and trade credit risk across 13 nations, said it’s seeing higher demand ahead of elections in Kenya next year. East Africa’s biggest economy is still haunted by sectarian violence that erupted after …

Swiss Re Breaks Ground on New York Solar Power Installation

Global reinsurer Swiss Re has broken ground on the largest solar power installation in Westchester County, New York. When completed in late spring 2017, the solar plant will occupy 10 acres of space in the Southeast corner of Swiss Re’s …

Big Data Gathered by Twitter Monitoring Could Cut Premiums – and Erode Privacy

When people take to Twitter to comment on the great evening they enjoyed with good food and wonderful friends, reducing their monthly insurance bill is probably the last thing on their mind. But such tweets could help insurers to price …

Western Insurers Slowly Re-Enter Deals with Iran – a Market Valued at $9B

Western insurers are slowly reaching deals with Iran as they seek to re-enter a multi-billion dollar market although the pace of business is hampered by banking restrictions 10 months on from the lifting of international sanctions. Shut out of international …