Collaborations

The Swiss Re Institute works with selected research partners to explore the future of risk coverage, to assess changes in the risk landscape and to act as a catalyst for industry change.

The Swiss Re Institute involves a large number of disciplines, building external partnerships to aid collaboration with research institutions on key projects.

See some examples of our work below.

The current InsurTech landscape

The current InsurTech landscape: business models and disruptive potential

Institute for Insurance Economics, University of St.Gallen

The new study by the Institute of Insurance Economics and Swiss Re Institute analyses the current InsurTech landscape, business models, their potential for disruption as well as appropriate incumbent responses. The study was launched at a conference at the Centre for Global Dialogue.

Demand for cyber insurance on the rise, joint Swiss Re/ IBM study shows

Demand for cyber insurance on the rise, joint Swiss Re/ IBM study shows

IBM Institute for Business Value

Following several high-profile cyber security breaches over recent years, a growing number of corporations perceive cyber as a high risk. Swiss Re therefore expects the demand for cyber insurance to rise. These are the findings of a joint study Swiss Re and the IBM Institute for Business Value conducted this year.

Cyber risks - insurable, but within limits

Cyber risks - insurable, but within limits

Institute of Insurance Economics (I.VW), University of St.Gallen

Cyber risk is an increasingly important topic. The cyber insurance market is still small and its development has been hampered by challenges related to the concept of insurability. Are cyber risks simply too big to insure?

Risks affecting the energy industry

Risks affecting the energy industry

World Energy Council, Marsh & McLennan Companies

Risks like extreme weather or cyber are posing greater threats to the energy sector, impacting both the physical structures and the capital returns needed to evolve our energy system to a more sustainable future.

The SEARCH collaboration

The SEARCH collaboration

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

In January 2013, Swiss Re and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health created SEARCH – the Systematic Explanatory Analyses of Risk factors affecting Cardiovascular Health – to better understand the relationship between risk factors and health outcomes.

Finance and Insurance

Finance and Insurance

University of Zurich, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Applying current financial theory in the context of insurance has shown that a simple translation of concepts mainly developed in the banking and industrial sector falls short of taking account of the specificities of insurance. The goal of the project is to develop an adequate theoretical framework for a finance theory of insurance that can form a solid base for sector wide applications. At the same time, knowledge exchange and interaction among practicioners and researchers should be strengthened.

Mind the risk: cities under threat from natural disasters

Mind the risk: cities under threat from natural disasters

The world's sprawling cities are centres of economic activity and growth. But when a natural disaster hits a densely populated area, the effects can be catastrophic. A Swiss Re study looks at the human and economic risks faced by urban communities around the globe.

European Economic Advisory Group

European Economic Advisory Group (EEAG)

The EEAG was founded in 2001 and provides an annual report on the European economy including a growth forecast as well as other typical European themes. EEAG consists of six internationally known economists from five countries, chaired by Ákos Valentinyi (Cardiff Business School). It includes Giuseppe Bertola (EDHEC Business School), John Driffill (Birkbeck College), Harold James (Princeton University), Hans-Werner Sinn (Ifo Institute and University of Munich) and Jan-Egbert Sturm (ETH Zurich).

Integrative Risk Management

Integrative Risk Management

ETH Risk Center

In order to address appropriately the new ways risks develop regarding their size, spread and impact in today's interconnected world, a new approach to assess and determine adequate bundles of risk management measures is needed to address the implications of technical, natural and societal developments. This project supports the development of such an approach.

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