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Swiss Re hosts Geneva Association's liability conference to promote liability insurance in China

04 Jul 2011

Swiss Re hosted the Geneva Association's first liability conference outside of Europe in Beijing on 17 June 2011. The theme of the event was "Exploring Environmental Liability within China: An Open Flank for Insurers and their Clients?"

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A perfect storm?

08 May 2011

A 'perfect storm' describes an unusual combination of circumstances that will result in extreme outcomes. The spate of major catastrophes that the Asia Pacific region has encountered since 2010 has certainly been unusual, the question remains as to the outcomes that will result.

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Swiss Re provides financing solutions for insurers in China

05 May 2011

Due to the further strengthened regulations on solvency and capital in China, the three sources of capital for insurers “equity, debt, and reinsurance” have now reduced to “equity and reinsurance” only. What are the pros and cons of these two sources? How can insurers best use them to drive business forward in China and use reinsurance to improve their solvency? How to capture opportunities in the rapidly growing insurance market?

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Spreading the climate risk adaptation message in Asia

06 Feb 2011

What is the impact of global warming on the insurance industry?

Can insurance play a proactive role in protecting the world from financial losses due to destructive climate change?

Can the industry come up with innovative products and solutions?

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Inflation Risk in Casualty Pricing

01 Feb 2011

The typical approach to pricing a contract or policy is to calculate the required premium to cover all the expected cost components. In this article, we discuss how claims inflation should be considered within the two main premium components, the expected claims cost and the cost of capital.

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Medical insurance for high net worth customers in Asia

31 Jan 2011

The medical insurance landscape in Asia has never before looked so exciting. The average growth rate in per capita health spending in Asia, in real terms, was 4.9% per year from 1998 to 2008. (Figure 1)

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Innovation and partnership in a changing risk landscape

26 Jan 2011

While the Asia insurance industry is expected to sustain strong growth in the years ahead, Martyn Parker, Swiss Re Asia Division Head, highlights some emerging risks, challenges and opportunities amid the changing macroeconomic and regulatory landscapes. Innovation and partnership are cited as the key drivers for long-term success.

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