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Russell Higginbotham announced as new Swiss Re CEO

The incoming chief executive officer will replace Jean-Jacques Henchoz, who is leaving the insurer. Group Executive Committee member, Reinsurance EMEA and Regional President EMEA, Russell…

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Earthquake insurance and preparedness low in Israel, despite risk

The region typically experiences large quakes every 80 to 100 years and is now coming due. In Israel, preparedness and earthquake insurance to protect against…

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India’s crop insurance program fanfare fades with shrinking coverage area

The Narendra Modi government’s scheme was highly popular when it first launched but is getting smaller. India’s crop insurance program first launched two years ago.…

Top insurance industry jobs - Women in Business

Women hold only one in five top insurance industry jobs

A recent UK study showed that despite an overall industry gender balance, top jobs belong mainly to men. Of every five top insurance industry jobs…

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Zurich Insurance Group makes $2.1 billion ANZ life insurance acquisition

The Swiss insurer will solidify a more important spot within this sector of the global industry. Zurich Insurance Group has announced its acquisition of ANZ…

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Smart contract insurance partnership launches between AIG and IBM

The insurer and tech giant will use blockchain for managing complex forms of international coverage. American International Group (AIG) and International Business Machines (IBM) are…

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Chinese insurance industry welcomes insurers from other countries

A recent keynote speech from President Xi Jinping pointed out that its economy would be opening up into the future. Chinese President Xi Jinping gave…