Compare key 2017 figures to the figures from prior years.
In 2017, three catastrophic hurricanes devastated parts of the United States and the Caribbean, claiming hundreds of lives and showing how ill-prepared we still are for such events. At Swiss Re, where risk assessment and management are our daily business, we responded to the call, helping those communities stricken by disaster get back on their feet.Wind, water and recovery
At Swiss Re, we have one of the industry's broadest risk knowledge. From emerging risks to natural catastrophes, our forward-looking approach has a global reach, assessing risks that threaten big metropolises and rural communities alike.Tackling risk everywhere
During May to November, the risk of typhoons is significant in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO), a government department responsible for monitoring and forecasting weather, has set up a sophisticated typhoon warning signal system. When it communicates a higher warning signal, the majority of businesses are forced to shut down, often resulting in economic loss.Facing headwinds
Cancer affects a third of the global population. Survival rates have improved dramatically, but after a successful fight against cancer, returning to work can be difficult. Swiss Re has partnered with Working Towards Wellbeing in the United Kingdom to help recovering patients resume their normal lives.The path to recovery