Insurance companies are increasingly turning to third-party asset managers to improve returns and manage risk, according to a new study by Swiss Re. As a result of the trend, insurers' alternative investment...
Equity weakness continued to dominate the direction of European credit default swaps, pushing the cost of protection wider for volatile insurers and telecoms.
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Swiss Re and Horace Mann Educators, an auto, homeowner and life insurance provider to US teachers with $1 billion in revenues, have struck a three-year $75 million committed-capital deal. By the terms of the deal, if Horace Mann incurs catastrophic windstorm-related...
Swiss Re Financial Products (SRFP) has licensed an updated weather risk trading system developed by Risk Management Solutions (RMS), the California-based technology and data firm.
Swiss Re Capital Markets has begun marketing a $225 million catastrophe bond offering, the first part of a $2 billion programme, that securitises Swiss Re’s reinsurance exposure to five types of earthquake and hurricane risk.
This handy guide reviews the various steps banks are taking to improve their risk management techniques, looking at the benefits and pitfalls of each one.
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