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Sigma: insurance research

01/2016 Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2015: Asia suffers substantial losses

According to the latest sigma study, global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2015 were USD 37 billion, well-below the USD 62 billion average of the previous 10 years. There were 353 disaster events last year. Of those, 198 were natural catastrophes, which is the highest number in one year, according to sigma records.

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Expertise publications

Agriculture insurance hotspot: Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is one of the largest grain producers and exporters in the world. However, drought frequently endangers large parts of the country and is the number one threat to farmers.

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Fact sheets

Bodily injury landscape Europe: Sweden

One of the most demanding exercises in motor insurance is the monetary assessment of severe bodily injury claims. In respect of motor liability, Swiss Re’s last study‚ “European Motor Markets”, dates back to 2006. Since then, many things have changed, both in Sweden and at EU-level.

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Corporate reports

European Insurance Report 2015

Executive Summary of the European Insurance Report 2015 - Next Generation Insurance.

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Partner publications

World Energy Perspective: The road to resilience − managing and financing extreme weather risks

This partner publication with the World Energy Council and Marsh & McLennan Companies explains why increasing energy infrastructure resilience to extreme weather events is not an option - it is a must. While stakeholders are driven by diverse motives, everyone has a role to play, and there are some common obstacles to be overcome together to ensure that energy supply is secure.

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