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  1. sigma 6/2018: Mortality improvement: understanding the past and framing the future

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    A number of risk factors, which can be classified as either biomedical, behavioural or socio-economic, have a significant impact on mortality. The latest edition of sigma examines developments in mortality improvement and whether the recent signs that mort

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  2. sigma 5/2018: Global economic and insurance outlook 2020

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    Our main concern is escalation of current US/trade tensions into a global trade war scenario. Swiss Re Institute estimates that the US economy will grow by 2.9% growth in real terms in 2018, and by 2.2% in 2019 and 1.7% in 2020, as the Federal Reserve beco

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  3. sigma 4/2018: Profitability in non-life insurance: mind the gap

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    Worldwide, most major non-life insurance markets are in a phase of below-average profitability. The analysis in this sigma shows that insurers in major western markets and Japan need to improve underwriting margins (underwriting profit as a percentage of p

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  4. sigma 3/2018: World insurance in 2017: solid, but mature life markets weigh on growth

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    Swiss Re Institute's latest sigma examines the development of life and non-life premiums in the global primary insurance industry over the past year and includes a special anniversary double pager analysing worldwide premium developments since the late 196

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  5. sigma 2/2018: Constructing the future: recent developments in engineering insurance

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    Engineering insurance is set to grow According to the Swiss Re Institute, global engineering insurance premiums for 2017 were approximately USD 21 billion. This represents roughly 3% of total commercial insurance premiums (around USD 730 billion in 2017).

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

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    The main driver of the high insured losses was an active hurricane season in the North Atlantic. In particular, three major hurricanes – Harvey, Irma and Maria (HIM), which all reached category 4+ intensity,1 – left a trail of destruction across the Caribb

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

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    Ways to better manage existing books of business The latest sigma reviews levers life insurers can use to better manage existing books of business, with two ultimate aims: to improve customer experience and to boost long-term profitability. The list of pos

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

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    Structural changes resulting from technological, economic, demographic, societal and geopolitical macro trends are driving deep transformations in the business environment. At the same time, the corporate sector has evolved from being dominated by physical

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

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    For example, according to the World Health Organisation,1 every year 100 million people around the world fall into poverty because they themselves have to pay for medical treatment using their – in the emerging market context – often very meagre financial

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

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    Emerging markets, particularly China, drive global insurance sector growth Global direct insurance premiums totalled USD 4.6 trillion in 2016, which was 6.3% of global gross domestic product. On average, in 2016 every person in the world spent USD 638 on l

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