Managing Risk in Reinsurance: From City Fires to Global Warming by Neils HaueterManaging Risk in Reinsurance: From City Fires to Global Warming by Neils Haueter

Managing Risk in Reinsurance: From City Fires to Global Warming

EditorNeils Haueter, Geoffrey Jones

Hardcover | December 24, 2016

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The business of reinsurance developed at the fringe of financial services and, for most of its existence, went largely unnoticed outside the expert community. More recently, both public and professional sensitivity towards managing risks has increased and reinsurers have emerged as authoritieson global threats such as climate change and natural catastrophes.This is the first book to provide a comprehensive historical description of this industry. It traces the global development of reinsurance from the early 19th century until today. As such it gives a detailed account of how the nature of risk itself changed over the last 200 years. It highlights allaspects relevant in shaping the industry from the development of risk, risk engineering and risk management, actuarial science, the financial and monetary environment, market conditions, impacts of politics, the effects of regulatory changes, to large risks and natural catastrophes.A comprehensive introduction by the editors highlights the different challenges and approaches to managing risk from a reinsurance perspective such as mathematical, financial, legal, and contractual developments, as well as the changing business models adopted. All of these are dealt with in furtherdetail by ten contributing authors.
Niels Viggo Haueter is Head of Swiss Re's Corporate History unit. He serves as Deputy Chairman of the Academic Council of the European Association for Banking and Financial History in Frankfurt and is a guest lecturer at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo. Together with Peter Borscheid he edited World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global R...
Title:Managing Risk in Reinsurance: From City Fires to Global WarmingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pagesPublished:December 24, 2016Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Niels Viggo Haueter and Geoffrey Jones: Introduction: Risk and Reinsurance2. Geoffrey Clark: The Cultural Context of Insurance in the West3. Robin Pearson: The Evolution of the Industry Structure4. Forrest Capie: The Monetary and Financial Environment, 1860-20135. Hans Buhlmann and Martin Lengwiler: Calculating the Unpredictable: History of Actuarial Theories and Practices in Reinsurance6. Alexandros-Andreas Kyrtsis: The Rise and Decline of Treaty Reinsurance: Changing roles of Reinsurers as Financial Service Providers7. Tilmann Roder: From Gentlemen's Agreement to Judicial Instrument: The History of Contract Practice and Conflict Resolution in Reinsurance8. Milos Vec: Reinsurance Law as an Autonomous Regulation Regime? Resistance to Codification and Avoidance of the Courts in the Twentieth Century9. Lorraine Daston: What is an Insurable Risk? Swiss Re and Atomic Reactor Insurance10. Welf Werner: Natural Catastrophes and their Effects on Reinsurance11. Roman Lechner, Lawrence Kenny, and Niels Viggo Haueter: Continuity and Change in Reinsurance 1990-2016