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Perspective

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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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  • The Next Big Thing - Frontier Markets

    By Oscar Edelsvärd |March 06, 2014|English

    Brazil, Russia, India, China (and subsequently South Africa) have been poster countries for rapid growth, progress and economic potential for over a decade. International insurance companies have opened branch offices in those countries and many national...

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  • Life Insurers Warm to Predictive Modeling Tools

    By Joe Atamaniuk |February 13, 2014|English

    Gen Re has followed up on its 2010 survey to find out how the use of predictive analytics is developing in the life insurance industry. Our latest research shows that predictive modeling (PM) is taking off in the U.S. individual life product market,...

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  • Survey Shines a Light on Life Insurers’ ERM Practices

    By Joe Atamaniuk |January 14, 2014|English

    Our first Enterprise Risk Management Survey of life insurers was launched a year ago, and we have just recently finished touring the U.S. to review the results with our clients. The survey is a resource to them - providing some useful insights into...

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  • Bringing Big Data Under Control

    By Sabine Fahrig |December 18, 2013|English

    Big Data promises to make a huge difference to insurance companies in the context of marketing, underwriting and claims management. Today, capturing, storing and harnessing huge volumes of personal data on clients has become a priority, especially for...

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