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Floods Drive Economic Losses in 2021, but Only 25% of Risks Are Insured: Swiss Re

More than 50 severe flood events around the world caused combined economic losses of US$82 billion in 2021, while insured losses stood at slightly more than US$20 billion – more evidence of a large ongoing global insurance protection gap of …

Extreme Weather in 2021 Brings Above-Average Claims to Global Insurers: Swiss Re

Extreme weather events in 2021, including a deep winter freeze, floods, severe thunderstorms, heatwaves and a major hurricane, resulted in estimated annual insured losses from natural catastrophes of US$105 billion, the fourth highest since 1970, according to Swiss Re Institute’s …

Global P/C Premiums Likely to Double by 2040, but Motor Growth Will Slow: Swiss Re

Global property/casualty premiums are expected to more than double to US$4.3 trillion in 2040 from US$1.8 trillion in 2020 – growth driven by economic development, urbanization and climate change, according to Swiss Re’s latest sigma study. The study revealed that …

Global Insured Disaster Losses Reach US$42B in H1 as 2nd Highest on Record: Swiss Re

Estimated insured losses from natural catastrophes reached US$40 billion during the first half – driven by a deep winter freeze, hailstorms and wildfires, while man-made disasters triggered another estimated US$2 billion of insured losses, according to Swiss Re. The loss …

Global P/C Industry Sees Strongest Rate Hikes in 20 Years but Inflation Headwinds Loom

Robust global economic recovery, higher risk awareness and the strongest rate hardening for 20 years in non-life insurance commercial lines will combine to push premiums 10% above pre-COVID-19-crisis levels this year, creating a faster bounceback than from the global financial …

COVID Crisis Cuts Global Macro Resilience, Raises Insurance Protection Gap: Swiss Re

The COVID-19 crisis reduced overall global macro resilience – or the ability of societies to absorb shocks – by 18% in 2020 from 2019, according to a sigma report published by Swiss Re Institute. At the same time, the report …

Global Insurers Paid $89 Billion for Natural, Manmade Disasters in 2020: Swiss Re

Natural and man-made catastrophes cost the insurance industry US$89 billion in 2020, in the fifth costliest year since 1970, according to a report from Swiss Re’s sigma. Of that total, US$81 billion related to claims from natural catastrophes, with the …

Global Natural and Manmade Disasters Cost Insurers US$83B in 2020: Swiss Re

Insurance industry losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters across the globe amounted to US$83 billion in 2020, making it the fifth-costliest year for the industry since 1970, according to the Swiss Re Institute in its preliminary sigma estimates. Natural …

Coronavirus Erodes Countries’ Economic Resilience; Global Insurance Gaps Widen

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to reduce global macroeconomic resilience by about 20% in 2020 from 2019 levels as stimulus packages deplete countries’ fiscal and monetary buffers around the world. At the same time, the combined global protection gap for …

Secondary Perils Drive Global Insured Catastrophe Losses of $31B During H1: Swiss Re

Global insured property losses from disasters were US$31 billion in the first half of 2020, up from US$23 billion during the same period last year, according to Swiss Re Institute’s sigma estimates. Natural catastrophes accounted for US$28 billion of H1’s …