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Jerome Jean Haegeli to succeed Kurt Karl as Swiss Re’s Group Chief Economist at the Swiss Re Institute

ZURICH, 22-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As of 01 January 2018, Jerome Jean Haegeli will become Swiss Re’s Group Chief Economist at the Swiss Re Institute. Current Group Chief Economist Kurt Karl will retire at the end of December 2017 after six … Read the full press release

Swiss Re Institute’s latest sigma report: Global insurance premiums up 3.1% in real terms in 2016

Global insurance premiums increased by 3.1% in 2016; down from 4.3% growth in 2015. Life premium growth slowed to 2.5% and non-life to 3.7% in 2016, due to weaker performance in advanced markets Profitability in the life and non-life sectors … Read the full press release

Total economic losses from disasters in 2016 were at least USD 158 billion according to Swiss Re preliminary sigma estimates

Total economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters are estimated to be USD 158 billion in 2016 Insured losses from disaster events were around USD 49 billion Approximately 10 000 people lost their lives in disaster events in 2016 … Read the full press release

Swiss Re: total economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters reached USD 37 billion in H1 2015

Total economic losses from disaster events reached USD 37 billion in H1 2015 Insured losses from disaster events were USD 16.5 billion in H1 2015 Natural catastrophe-related insurance claims were USD 12.9 billion in the first six months of the … Read the full press release