Swiss Re: Secondary perils to wreak catastrophe devastation globally

Swiss Re

A new Swiss Re report reveals that global insured losses from natural catastrophes in 2018 were USD 76 billion. Over 60 percent of losses resulted from “secondary” perils, small-to-mid sized events or secondary effects of a primary hazard. These kinds of costs will likely rise due to growing assets in areas exposed to more extreme weather conditions.

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