Research

The Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue strives to position Swiss Re at the forefront of innovative thinking within the risk transfer industry. The Centre explores the future of risk coverage, assesses changes in the risk landscape and acts as a catalyst for industry change.

The Centre supports the development and implementation of Swiss Re's strategy by providing expertise, analysis and insights into key trends relevant to the insurance industry. To this end, the Centre involves a large number of disciplines; it systematically builds and maintains external expert networks, partnerships with research institutions or facilitates and coordinates collaborative research projects. The Centre also manages Swiss Re's research related sponsorships. This site provides you a view on the Centre's research activities.

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

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

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.