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Our Perspective

  • Room and Home Sharing - Are You in Business?

    By Laura Allison |October 07, 2014|English

    Airbnb is one of the more visible leaders of the sharing economy. When it passed 10 million bookings globally in 2012, it had already established a trend and way of life for many homeowners and travelers. If you have space to rent, you can sign up with...

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  • Property Cat Risk Management – Understanding Correlation

    By Tony Sammur|September 30, 2014|English

    Strong property catastrophe risk management is a core competency for any professional reinsurer. Because we’re a global group, it’s important for Gen Re to understand the potential impact of Cat risk correlation at every level. Locations...

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  • How To Take a Nuanced Approach to Technology Risks

    By Peter Hakenen |September 11, 2014|English

    Not all technology risks are the same, and the range of fire hazards within the tech sector’s occupancy groups is as wide as the underwriting considerations. Some manufacturing processes can be quite hazardous, while others are more innocuous. Differentiating...

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  • New National Electrical Code Could Relieve Solar Panel Exposure Concerns

    By Charlie Kingdollar |September 04, 2014|English

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released a new national electrical code (NEC 2014), which is available for states to adopt - but is not mandatory. If adopted, the new building codes would address some...

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  • Claims and the Solar Energy Trend

    By John Harmonay|August 26, 2014|English

    Many states currently provide incentives to homeowners and businesses to encourage them to achieve zero net energy use. Combine this with the falling prices of solar panels and storage batteries, and a large number of U.S. homes and businesses could...

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  • What You Don’t Know About Flood Can Hurt You [Presentation]

    By Tim Pappas |July 29, 2014|English

    Flood events are rising up the insured natural catastrophe league table. In 2011 the flooding in Thailand cost insurers $15 billion; in 2012 Super Storm Sandy left insurers a bill for $25 billion. It is a global trend and it is the same story in Canada....

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