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.

Swiss Re Risk Perception Survey

Swiss Re Risk Perception Survey

The Gallup Organisation Europe

Swiss Re's Risk Perception Survey was commissioned by Swiss Re on the occasion of its 150 year anniversary. It was conducted by The Gallup Organisation Europe. In spring 2013, The Gallup Organisation Europe spoke with nearly 22'000 citizens across 19 countries on five continents, aged 15 and above.

Fostering infrastructure resilience

Fostering infrastructure resilience

Critical infrastructure is vital for the functioning of our societies. "Intergrative Risk Management - Fostering Infrastructure Resilience" features leading authors addressing the challenges in ensuring the resilience of this infrastructure.

Flood risk Brazil

Flood risk Brazil

On average over the past decade, 120 people have lost their lives as a result of floods in Brazil per year. And economic losses have amounted to USD 250 million. In 2010, these peaked at USD 950 million. As a result of growing urban areas and the effects of climate change, the population at risk is likely to rise from an estimated 33 million to 43 million people between 2010 and 2030. Along with the planned substantial investments and the corresponding growth of exposed values, we estimate the annual expected losses to increase from USD 1.4 billion to USD 4 billion over this period. The southeastern, southern and northeastern states of Brazil are likely to be most affected by flooding.