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Sigma: insurance research

02/2016 Insuring the frontier markets

Behind the excitement created by the leading emerging markets such as Brazil, India or China, there is a group of "frontier markets" which have a promising outlook for economic growth and offer attractive long-term potential for insurers. Swiss Re's latest sigma study looks at 21 frontier markets such as Nigeria, Ecuador, Vietnam and Azerbaijan. It provides an outlook for premium growth and an overview of the economic fundamentals which will lead to increased demand for insurance in these countries. The report also looks at the individual features of each market, covering topics such as impending regulatory changes and the influence of external factors such as regional trade agreements.

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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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