sigma: insurance research

1/2018 sigma 1/2018: Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2017: a year of record-breaking losses

Total insured losses from natural catastrophes and large man-made disasters were USD 144 billion in 2017. An active hurricane season in the North Atlantic, and a series of wildfire, thunderstorm and severe precipitation events across different regions pushed global catastrophe claims to their highest level ever recorded in a single year. Total economic losses were USD 337 billion, making an all-peril global catastrophe protection gap of USD 193 billion in 2017. Globally, more than 11 000 people lost their lives or went missing in disasters, while millions were left homeless.

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6/2017

sigma 6/2017: Life in-force management: improving customer experience and long-term profitability

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5/2017

sigma 5/2017: Commercial insurance: innovating to expand the scope of insurability

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4/2017

sigma 4/2017: Insurance: adding value to development in emerging markets

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3/2017

sigma 3/2017: World insurance in 2016: the China growth engine steams ahead

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2/2017

sigma 2/2017: Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2016: a year of widespread damages

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1/2017

sigma 1/2017: Cyber: getting to grips with a complex risk

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