Insurance premiums set to grow as economy recovers
26 Nov 2013
Improved economic performance in 2014/15 will see premiums grow in the non-life insurance and reinsurance sectors, particularly in the emerging markets. This is the central story of the Global insurance review 2013 and outlook 2014/2015, published by Swiss Re's Economic Research & Consulting (ERC) unit. The same is true in life, although reinsurance premiums in the advanced markets will likely shrink due mostly to regulatory changes in the US and to a lesser extent the UK.
Solvency II implementation to come in January 2016
11 Nov 2013
The main obstacle delaying the implementation of Solvency II has been removed. A package of measures on how to value long-term insurance products within the Solvency II framework has been agreed upon, preparing the way for its formal approval by the European Parliament in February 2014. The EU member states can now prepare for the implementation of Solvency II on 1 January 2016.
Swiss Re speaks to Congress on TRIA
26 Sep 2013
On Thursday, September 19, Eric Smith, President and CEO of Swiss Re Americas gave testimony on the “The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002” hearing before the House Committee on Financial Services.
WEF and Swiss Re: Defining the role of financial services in society
28 Aug 2013
Swiss Re lends its expertise to "The Role of Financial Services in Society - A Multistakeholder Compact," a WEF initiative to highlight the important part the industry plays in building resilience.
Financial stability and reinsurance
07 Jun 2013
Swiss Re Chief Economist Kurt Karl discusses financial stability in reinsurance at the 6th Annual NAIC International Insurance Forum.
Discussing the financial system of the 21st century
10 Apr 2013
The spotlight was on Europe and the US at Harvard Law School's recent symposium on the financial system of the 21st Century. Hosted by Swiss Re, the event attracted over 120 senior industry professionals.
The importance of being relevant
11 Feb 2013
In mid-2013, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) are expected to announce a list of so-called global systemically important insurers (G-SIIs).
Crucial role of long-term investors at risk
25 Jan 2013
The role of long-term investors should not be compromised. A new joint publication by Swiss Re and the Institute of International Finance looks at eight issues and challenges currently faced by long-term investors.