Swiss Re News

Swiss Re, Ping An Offer China’s 1st Mobile-Enabled Parametric Insurance Cover

Swiss Re has partnered with Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Co. of China Ltd. to launch China’s first mobile-enabled typhoon property parametric insurance solution. This solution is designed to provide an affordable, easy-to-use insurance product for both individuals and …

Swiss Re Bases Entire $130B Liquid Investment Portfolio on Ethical Principles

Swiss Re is switching the entire $130 billion it holds in liquid assets to track ethical indices, the latest move towards principled investments by the insurance industry. The world’s second-largest reinsurer is 90 percent of the way through shifting its holdings from …

Global Premium Growth Slows in 2016 – with China as Exception: Swiss Re

Global insurance premiums increased by 3.1 percent in real terms during 2016, down from growth of 4.3 percent reported in 2015, according to Swiss Re Institute’s sigma study. The report described last year’s global premiums as “fairly solid,” despite moderate global …

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Opens Manchester Office for UK Regional Growth

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions announced it has opened an office in Manchester, UK, in order to grow its regional commercial insurance portfolio. The operation will serve large and upper mid-sized companies through national broking partners with focus on primary property, …

Brave New World: 1st Reinsurance Product Heads to the Blockchain

Second of Two Articles There has been a lot of press – and perhaps hype – about blockchain and its potential to revolutionize the industry’s processes and ultimately improve the customer experience. However, the efforts of the industry’s B3i initiative …

What Is Blockchain and How Does It Work?

First of Two Articles While everyone talks about blockchain, also known as mutual distributed ledger technology, just a few people actually know what this technology can do and how it could someday revolutionize the re/insurance industry, just by streamlining back-office …

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Names Rake as CEO Asia Pacific

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Jonathan Rake as CEO Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. Rake will move from his current position as head South East Asia and assumes the new role on July 1, 2017. He succeeds Fred Kleiterp, …

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Taps Kleiterp as CEO EMEA, Replacing Buckle

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Fred Kleiterp as CEO Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), effective July 1, 2017. In this role, Kleiterp will be responsible for managing the strategy, development and performance of the company’s presence in the EMEA …

Soft Reinsurance Prices to Continue Until Year-End – at Least: Fitch

The soft pricing in the global reinsurance market will continue, at least, for the rest of the year, Fitch Ratings says. Fitch expects premium rates to continue declining as a result of large amounts of under-deployed capital and sluggish demand …

Swiss Re Q1 Net Income Drops by 45% on Cyclone Debbie Claims

Swiss Re reported net income of US$656 million during the first quarter of 2017, a 45 percent drop from $1.2 billion reported in the same period last year. Swiss Re’s Q1 result was hammered by expected claims from natural catastrophe …