Supporting financial resilience
11 Dec 2012
Re/insurance supports financial resilience by acting as a shock absorber and promoting growth through its core businesses. This is particularly important in a challenging and volatile macro-economic environment.
European economic growth: the role of financial sector regulation
28 Nov 2012
As current Chair of the European Financial Services Roundtable (EFR), Swiss Re was a key contributor to the EFR's new publication How regulation can preserve the contribution of financial firms to economic growth in Europe. The publication will support constructive discussions between governments, regulators and the financial sector as they work towards bolstering growth across Europe.
Eurofi 2012: the role of reinsurance in financial stability and long-term growth
13 Nov 2012
The annual Eurofi financial forum 2012, organized in association with the Cyprus EU presidency, was held in Brussels at the end of September. It brought together senior representatives from public authorities and the financial industry to address long-term growth and stability challenges in the context of a new financial regulatory framework.
Financial stability and insurance: IIF colloquium hosted by Swiss Re and Zurich Insurance Group
18 Jul 2012
The Institute of International Finance (IIF) recently held its International Colloquium on “Financial Stability and Insurance” at the Centre for Global Dialogue. Hosted by Swiss Re and Zurich Insurance Group, the event attracted leaders from the insurance sector, regulators and industry associations.
Sovereign debt crisis: stating the case at Eurofi for prudent risk management and coordinated regulatory reforms
11 Apr 2012
As Swiss Re Chief Risk Officer David Cole explained at the recent Eurofi High Level Seminar, there is an urgent need to define the vision of the EU financial services sector in order to protect long-term investment strategies and strengthen financial stability.
Expert Spotlight: Kurt Karl
22 Mar 2012
Kurt Karl is Swiss Re’s Chief Economist and Head of Economic Research & Consulting. In this Expert Spotlight, Kurt discusses the current macro-economic environment and what low interest rates mean for insurers.
Financial stability and insurance
22 Mar 2012
Since the financial crisis broke in earnest in mid-2008, the financial sector has been engaged in debate regarding financial stability and the regulations that enforce it. These reforms are taking place in a very challenging and uncertain macro-economic environment, increasing the importance of taking a coordinated approach that considers the cumulative and cross-sectoral impact of new regulation.
Solvency modernisation in APAC
22 Mar 2012
Global trends in solvency modernisation are tending towards comprehensive risk- and economic based regulatory regimes. Swiss Re’s Head of Governmental Affairs & Sustainability, Philippe Brahin, discusses these positive developments in the April edition of Asia Insurance Review, and offers insight into the expected impact of Solvency II in the Asia Pacific region.
The future of Europe’s financial landscape
19 Mar 2012
The European Financial Services Roundtable (EFR) hosted a high-level meeting in March, bringing together senior leaders from the financial services sector with central bankers, supervisors, policymakers and EU- and national-level officials. Discussion focused on the future of Europe’s financial landscape.
Navigating the path of financial sector reform
01 Feb 2012
At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012, Swiss Re participated in a series of private sessions for leaders of the financial services industry.
Systemic risk rules threaten to undermine insurance industry
05 Jan 2012
Insurers continue to worry they will be badly hit by inappropriate regulations. Swiss Re's Chairman Walter Kielholz argues the insurers' case in the December issue of the Global Risk Regulator magazine.