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Searching for: researcher is "swiss re"

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Risk perception survey
Risk perception survey
Swiss Re
27 Aug 2013 WORLDWIDE Savings, Pensioners & Retirement
According to research from Swiss Re, 70% of people are prepared to take personal responsibility for their own retirement costs by paying more privately, cutting back on spending when retired or working longer.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Aug 2013 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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A mature market: Building a capital market for longevity risk
A mature market: Building a capital market for longevity risk
Swiss Re
24 Sep 2012 United Kingdom Longevity, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement
Swiss Re has published a report entitled: "A mature market: Building a capital market for longevity risk". The report addresses the questions asked by investors, pension funds and regulators as to whether a longevity capital market is viable to ensure long-term funding of people's longer lives and how such a market might work.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Sep 2012 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Longevity risk and protection for Canada
Longevity risk and protection for Canada
Swiss Re
Oct 2011 Canada Longevity, Countries - excl. European Union and US
According to research from Swiss Re, approximately $1trn of pension assets and immediate annuity reserves are "at risk" in Canada as of 2010. The report recommends that pension plans assess their exposure to longevity risk and notes that insurers can work together with reinsurers to develop ways to mitigate this risk.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2011 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

95645046   Click here to contact the authors.
 
A window into the future: Understanding and predicting longevity
A window into the future: Understanding and predicting longevity
Swiss Re
1 Sep 2011 United Kingdom Longevity
Swiss Re's report, 'A window into the future: Understanding and predicting longevity', warns that in recent decades the increases in life expectancy have been consistently underestimated. The report recommends that the exposure of pension plans to longevity risks should be assessed and decisions should be made as to whether third parties would be better equipped to take on such risks.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Sep 2011 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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A short guide to longer lives: Longevity funding issues and potential solutions
A short guide to longer lives: Longevity funding issues and potential solutions
Swiss Re
31 Aug 2010 United Kingdom Longevity, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement
Swiss Re's report warns that underestimating life expectancy by just one year can increase a pension plan's liabilities by up to 5%. The report also examines what insurers and reinsurers can do to help address the challenges faced by societies as a result of increased life expectancy.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Aug 2010 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Survey of Economists’ Opinions
Survey of economists’ opinions
Swiss Re
Dec 2004 Europe (including EU), United States Investment - General
This survey of economists’ opinions shows they consider stock market risk to be substantial. It also indicates that the outlook for growth has slightly deteriorated since the last survey in April.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Dec 2004 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

1D276086   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Insurance industry on the road to recovery
Developments in world insurance
Swiss Re
Jun 2004 WORLDWIDE Miscellaneous
According to this research, the insurance industry is on the road to recovery with further progress expected this year. Worldwide premiums for life and non life insurance grew by an inflation adjusted 2% to USD 2 941 billion in 2003. Life insurers reported improved profitability despite a slight decline in premium income. The researcher says the recovery is set to continue in 2004.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jun 2004 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

E7241924   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Economic Risk Survey
Survey of economists' opinions
Swiss Re
Dec 2003 WORLDWIDE Investment - General
This research shows that there are increasing concerns about currency fluctuations. It also indicates that worries of a sharp decline of stock markets are abating, when compared to the previous survey conducted in April.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Dec 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

DB194262   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Unit-linked life insurance in Western Europe: regaining momentum
Overview of unit-linked life insurance and its distribution
Swiss Re
May 2003 Europe (including EU) Investment - General
This study provides an overview of unit-linked life insurance and its distribution in western Europe, analyses the risks and discusses prospects for growth. In spite of falling equity markets, the study considers future growth prospects for unit-linked business to be strong. It concludes that the current crisis in equity markets will not hold back the growth of unit-linked life insurance for long. 

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> May 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

971377E1   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Economic Risk Scenarios: Survey Results First Half of 2003
Opinions of economists from Europe and the United States
Swiss Re
May 2003 WORLDWIDE Investment - General

This survey of economists’opinions shows that the risk of global deflation is low. Theresearch did find, however, that the risk to stock markets both in Europe and the US has increased substantially compared to its last survey in October.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> May 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

A41290C0   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Bancassurance emerging as an important distribution channel in Asia
Bancassurance penetration in Asia
Swiss Re
Dec 2002 WORLDWIDE Investment - General
This research shows that Bancassurance penetration is expected to increase tangibly in Asia over the next 5 years, potentially accounting for 13% of life insurance premiums and 6% of non-life insurance premiums. The study also notes that around one third of these premiums represent new business opportunities rather than the substitution of existing channels.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Dec 2002 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

98083872   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Outsourcing of Asset Management by Insurance Companies
The markets for third party asset management
Swiss Re
Nov 2002 United States, Europe (including EU) Investment - Management
This study predicts robust growth for the outsourcing by insurance companies of their asset management operations as insurers seek to bolster investment performance.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2002 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

15078773   Click here to contact the authors.
 

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