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Swiss Re

Helps rebuild lives and create more resilient cities

Since its founding in 1863, Swiss Re has left its mark on the insurance industry – and the global economy – in its first 150 years of existence. As a reinsurance company, Swiss Re helps to reduce claim volatility and the impact those claims have in the event of a natural catastrophe. And when a natural catastrophe does happen, Swiss Re puts its expertise and knowledge into good use – helping companies and governments alike rebuild lives and create more resilient cities. Watch the full story.

Swiss Re

While insurance companies, governments and private enterprises depend on Swiss Re, the reinsurer depends on its wealth of data for fast insight. Whether it’s predictive “what-if” modeling to highlight how a particular kind of natural catastrophe can impact an entire city or if it’s financial evaluations that help to determine how far to extend coverage to clients, Swiss Re relies on the mainframe to be its one source of truth. Combining data with performance, the mainframe is a reliable, scalable platform that Swiss Re uses to help insurers, governments and society as a whole deal with today’s risk landscape.

The more we know about risk, the better we can manage it, the better we can help our clients manage their risk, the better we can help them avoid risk where it can be avoided economically. And, the better we can help them to design systems that can withstand the forces of nature.

Andreas Schraft, Managing Director, Natural Hazards, Swiss Re

Our customers turn the extraordinary into the expected, every day.
See how the mainframe helps make it possible.

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