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Swiss Re reports on the state of the insurance industry Swiss Re, a leading global reinsurance firm, has released a new report concerning the state of the insurance industry and the cost of coverage. The global insurance industry has been seeing a great deal of activity recently, some of which has been considered somewhat negative. The negative issues that the industry has had to deal with are largely associated with powerful natural disasters that have occurred in some parts of the world in recent months. The report shows that natural…

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Insurance industry faced with major losses in 2012

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Swiss Re reports on insurance industry losses from 2012 The insurance industry faced massive losses due to natural disasters and man-made catastrophes in 2012, according to Swiss Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurance firms. Over the past two years, the insurance industry has been stricken with several catastrophic events. Hurricanes, earthquakes, and an ongoing financial crisis in Europe have all served as major stumbling blocks for the global insurance industry. According to Swiss Re, many of the companies operating in the industry are still fighting to recover from such…

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Insurance news from Swiss Re reveals Sandy and extreme weather loss estimates

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The Superstorm and other disasters were found to have caused $77 billion in insured losses. The second largest reinsurer on the globe has issued its insurance news data regarding natural catastrophes as well as manmade disasters last year accumulated a cost to the industry of $77 billion. This makes 2012 the third most costly year that the industry has ever recorded. According to the Swiss Re insurance news report, there were over 300 different disasters and catastrophes last year. Together, they led to the loss of more than 14,000 lives.…

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Insurance news from Swiss Re shows drop in catastrophe claims

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The industry has faced about half as much cost from disasters than it saw last year. Swiss Re, the massive European reinsurance company, has released its most recent insurance news statistics for the year, saying that it looks as though the industry took on about half of the claims costs for disasters this year than it did last year. The claims losses from 2011 were nearly record breaking, so the notable reduction is very welcome. The prediction made by Swiss Re in its insurance news statement was that the industry…

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Swiss Re reports on commercial insurance market

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Commercial insurance market facing new challenges as economies evolve Swiss Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurance groups, has released a new report concerning the state of the commercial insurance market and the challenges it is beginning to face. The report highlights the changes an evolving global economy are having on the commercial insurance market, suggesting that this evolution is producing new risks that could harm the market if proper precautions are not taken. Despite these risks, however, the commercial insurance market is showing aggressive growth, especially in under-developed countries.…

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Climate change threatens insurance industry

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Climate change may be a significant problem that cannot be ignored Natural disasters are nothing new to the world. Countries have been battered by floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other catastrophes since before they were officially countries. In the world of business, few industries are so well acquainted with natural disasters as the insurance industry. The industry, as a whole, is well versed in the monitoring of weather patterns and has been able to accurately predict the impact an effects of several natural disasters around the world. According to…

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Insurance news from Swiss Re shows need for longevity risk coverage

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The reinsurer points out a new market solution requirement in the industry. According to Swiss Re’s latest insurance news announcement, the capacity of insurers is not great enough to cover approximately $23 trillion of the pension liabilities around the world against the risk that policyholders will be living longer than originally anticipated. They recommend that the risk of longevity should be passed through to the investors. This insurance news was made in the second largest global reinsurer’s recent report. In this document, they pointed out that for every additional year…

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