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Perspective

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  • E-Cigarettes: Cessation Device or Alternative Vice? [Presentation]

    By Ross Campbell |August 12, 2014|English

    Ever since they emerged on the market 10 years ago, the popularity of e-cigarettes has been rising. They represent an alternative to smoking that potentially reduces the harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke from thousands to just one, and many claims...

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  • Ebola - The New Swine Flu?

    By Ross Campbell |August 05, 2014|English

    The increasing alarm surrounding the most recent outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a chilling reminder of the potential for the spread of viruses to rapidly reach epidemic proportions. Since March 2014, the scale and spread of the current...

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  • The Battlefield

    By Tad Montross|July 16, 2014|English

    Earlier this year I wrote a short piece entitled "The Playing Field." Little did I know it would soon become a battlefield. One broker describing the June 1st CAT renewals in Florida called it a knife fight. Alternative capital, Insurance-linked...

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  • Missing Data Under the Microscope

    By Jay Curran|July 06, 2014|English

    MarketCheck surveys are a quick way that Gen Re helps our clients dig down into the weeds of group underwriting and gain a better understanding of a topic. One recent survey examined how companies handle data - that is, “missing” data -...

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  • Smoke and Mirrors in the E-Cigarette Debate

    By Andres Webersinke |May 29, 2014|English

    “Smoking Kills” is written in bold letters on cigarette packs. Warnings about the harmfulness of smoking are mandatory in many countries today. In fact, 2014 marks 50 years since the U.S. Surgeon General’s report on smoking emphasized...

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  • When the Playing Field Is a Minefield

    By Tad Montross|March 16, 2014|English

    Industry people often talk about the playing field and whether it is level or not. But they should also be focused on the players, the weather conditions and the rules of the game. From a reinsurance perspective, insurers need to think about whether...

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