sigma: Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters

31 Mar 2014

Organised by: Swiss Re


According to preliminary sigma estimates, insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2013 are estimated to be around USD 45 billion, down from USD 81 billion in 2012. Insured losses from natural catastrophes are approximately USD 37 billion, down from USD 75 billion, while man-made disasters generated the remaining USD 8 billion of insured claims in 2013.

The overall economic losses from catastrophic events in 2013 reached USD 140 billion, compared with USD 196 billion in 2012. The total loss of life climbed to around 26 000 from 14 000 in 2012.

At this year's event, you will hear even more findings from the forthcoming sigma study on natural catastrophes and man-made disasters. In addition, you will hear leading experts discuss issues that are of strategic relevance to non-life insurers, such as the insurance protection gap, the latest developments for selected natcat risks and natural catastrophe model development. You will also have the chance to network and discuss the business implications for the insurance industry.

For event attendees: Please refer to the offical website.