Swiss Re News

Swiss Re’s List of Emerging Risks Range from Blockchain Tech to Human Cyborgs

A fragmented Internet, continued experimentation with monetary policy and another round of economic crises in emerging markets top Swiss Re’s latest roundup of emerging risks to watch out for. Beyond those top three, the reinsurance giant covers everything from human-induced …

Rio Olympics Will Proceed – Despite Zika Epidemic: Munich Re Underwriter

Should the Olympics proceed in Rio de Janeiro in August as planned? With the lighting of the torch set to take place in less than three months, a handful of medical experts are calling for the games to be postponed …

Re/Insurance CEOs Join Insurance Development Forum, UN & World Bank Initiative

A group of re/insurance and global broking CEOs are assisting the work of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF), which was launched last month to help build resilience to climate risk and natural disasters, while bridging the insurance protection gap for …

Swiss Re Capital Markets Appoints Klugman & Monnier to Lead Global ILS Unit

Swiss Re announced that Judy Klugman and Jean-Louis Monnier will co-head its global insurance linked securities (ILS) business. Klugman will remain global head of ILS distribution and lead the ILS team in New York.  She has been with Swiss Re …

Swiss Re Q1 Net Income Down 15% to $1.23B; New Head of Reinsurance Named

Swiss Re AG, the world’s biggest reinsurer, reported lower first-quarter profit as the company bulked up its reserves and pricing in the industry remained under pressure. Net income dropped to $1.23 billion from $1.44 billion a year earlier, the Zurich-based …

Swiss Re’s Revamped U.S. P/C Leadership Team Headed by Wolfe, Ruff, Michaelson

Swiss Re Americas announced a new structure and leaders for the company’s U.S. property/casualty markets. The changes follow Bill Donnell’s departure as president of Swiss Re Americas’ U.S. property/casualty markets to become president and CEO of the workers’ compensation rating …

Swiss Re and UK’s Legal & General Weigh Bids for Deutsche Bank’s Abbey Life

Swiss Re AG and Britain’s Legal & General Group Plc are among firms considering bids for Deutsche Bank AG’s insurance business Abbey Life Assurance Co., according to people with knowledge of their plans. Deutsche Bank is seeking bids by the …

Catastrophe Reinsurance Prices Will Continue to Drop This Year: Swiss Re

Reinsurance prices will continue to fall this year as competition for customers from hedge funds and other sources of alternative capital send premiums to their lowest in four years, according to Swiss Re AG. “Price reductions have slowed down but …

Insurance Claims from China’s Tianjin Port Blasts Rise to $3.5B: Swiss Re’s ‘sigma’

Insurance payouts from the chemical blasts at the Chinese Port of Tianjin last year could total up to $3.5 billion, reinsurer Swiss Re said on Wednesday, in what would be the largest ever man-made loss in Asia. The estimate of …

Swiss Re’s 2015 Net Income Rises 31% to $4.6B; Q4 Profit Up to $938M

Swiss Re AG reported fourth-quarter profit that beat estimates after a quiet year for natural catastrophes and announced that Christian Mumenthaler, head of the company’s main reinsurance unit, will take over as chief executive officer on July 1. Net income …