Rumours swirl around ReAssure takeover

Swiss Re’s closed-book life insurer manages more than 3m policies.


Insurers ruling out Carmichael coal coverage listed

Five re/insurers go public with clear refusal to cover Carmichael coal mine in Australia


Global insured 2018 cat losses fourth highest on record

Swiss Re says disaster events claimed more than 11,000 victims in 2018


India's GIC Re keeps first right of refusal on contracts

However, European reinsurers also stand to benefit from IRDAI revised regulations.


Jury out on mortality improvement slowdown, says Swiss Re

Insurers need to be mindful of the uncertainty when adjusting assumptions about mortality


Environmentalists slam US insurers for backing coal

Asia-Pacific firms fare slightly better; Swiss Re and Axa earn top marks


Turning data into a differentiator

Swiss Re Institute's head of insurance risk research, Dan Ryan, tells Ronan McCaughey how insurers can turn the wealth of data they currently hold into valuable insights, and an opportunity to differentiate themselves from their competitors


Aon, Swiss Re predict growth in intangible asset insurance

Technology-enabled indexes help insurers get creative on protection for businesses


Insurance patent filings jump 40% in a year

Focus on pricing and telematics to make risk modelling more accurate


Climate risk management: the heat is on

Managing financial risks from climate change is becoming an important issue for insurers. Ronan McCaughey speaks to firms about the tools they use to gauge climate risk - and how they plan to deal with this major global challenge