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Insuring the insurers

Swiss Re chairman Walter Kielholz sheds light on his industry, one that's hardly known outside the insurance sector, and shares about the risks that he's very wary of.

Walter Kielholz.

"Our role is to make more economies more resilient and help insurance companies in their advice on how to protect assets... Aid or help does not provide a price for risk." - Walter Kielholz.

THE benefits of reinsurance - protection purchased by insurance companies - are likely to touch almost everyone, including industries, businesses, governments, and consumers. Yet it is a service most individuals are blithely unaware of. Says Walter Kielholz, chairman of Swiss Re's board of...

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