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Managing Risk in Reinsurance: From City Fires to Global Warming

Niels Viggo Haueter and Geoffrey Jones


The business of reinsurance developed at the fringe of financial services, and for most of its existence remained a low-profile but critical component of the global economy. This has changed dramatically recently, as reinsurers have emerged as key authorities on managing the risks posed by global threats, including climate change and natural catastrophes. This book provides a pioneering and accessibly written study by fourteen prominent historians and economists of the global history of the reinsurance industry from the early nineteenth century until the present day. It shows how the nature of ... More

Keywords: actuarial science, catastrophes, climate change, reinsurance, risk management, risk, history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198754916
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754916.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Niels Viggo Haueter, editor
Head of Swiss Re's Corporate History unit, Swiss Reinsurance Company

Geoffrey Jones, editor
Isidor Straus Professor of Business History, Harvard Business School