Swiss Re Ltd / Key word(s): Research UpdateFrom crypto Picassos to frozen anthrax: Swiss Re's 10th edition of SONAR scans the horizon for emerging risks 16.06.2022 / 10:00 10th anniversary SONAR report covers 14 emerging risk topics across technological, economic, social and environmental areas Trends in crypto assets are revolutionising the financial landscape, leading to new challenges for insurers Thawing permafrost and the struggle to feed a growing world population while cutting agricultura
The world's biggest insurers are expanding in Africa, looking to tap growth promised by a rising population and middle class, but climate change could complicate their quest for profits. In the United States, insurance premiums, including life, and general insurance, make up the equivalent of 12% of economic output or gross domestic product, according to Swiss Re. Temperatures in southern Africa rose at twice the global rate on average in the five years leading up to 2019, according to a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Swiss Re Ltd / Key word(s): Research UpdatePandemic takes toll on mental and physical wellbeing, resulting in more online insurance, Swiss Re global consumer survey finds 01.06.2022 / 10:02 Over half (60%) of respondents in emerging markets are increasingly concerned with their health as a result of the pandemic – almost 20 percentage points more than in advanced markets In advanced markets, one third of the population surveyed reported a deterioration in their mental health during the prior yea