Corporate Solutions at RIMS Latin America

September 2012 - Swiss Re Corporate Solutions was the main sponsor of the twentieth anniversary of RIMS Latin America. Locally known as ALARYS, the event took place in Panama City between 19 and 21 September 2012 and was attended by risk managers of corporations from more than ten countries in the region, including Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Panama. This was the first time Swiss Re Corporate Solutions participated in this event and its sponsorship relates to the increasing awareness the company has in Latin America.

America provides us the opportunity to meet with a number of our Latin American clients who attend this event, particularly the larger and more sophisticated in their approach towards risk management. However, while the number has increased in recent years, it is still only a minor percentage of our regional client base. Accordingly, we have decided to play a meaningful role in the Latin American version of RIMS in order to support a regional forum dedicated to enhance risk management practices across the region" said Ivan Gonzalez, Head Corporate Solutions Latin America. "We were very pleased with the warm reception and ability to interact with a wide range of industry participants who are increasingly familiar with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and looking forward to our value-added services. Newton Queiroz, head of our Key Account Management team for Latin America joined us in this event to start to establish the relationship with those existing and prospecting clients who in the future will drive an important part of our regional business. We certainly plan to participate at RIMS Latin America going forward."

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions was the key note speaker of the closing session of the event, with a presentation on the risk management challenges of the Latin American corporations, which in addition to the global trends influencing commercial insurance (climate change, increasing exposure to business interruption due to globalization, soaring pressure on corporate governance) are increasingly exposed to risks associated with their growth and expansion (regionally and globally), including new liability regimes, exchange rate volatility, credit, and political risk.

The next version of RIMS Latin America is to take place in Brazil in 2014.