According to Swiss Re sigma preliminary estimates, total insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters will reach approximately USD 65 billion in 2012. Natural catastrophes alone will lead to over 11 000 lives lost and roughly USD 60 billion in insured claims. Read more
Swiss Re estimates its claims burden from Hurricane Sandy at around USD 900 million, net of retrocession and before tax. This estimate is subject to a higher than usual degree of uncertainty and may need to be subsequently adjusted.
Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall in the US on 29 October 2012, caused high winds and storm surge, resulting in extensive flooding and loss of life and property. Before it hit the US, Hurricane Sandy affected the Caribbean and The Bahamas. Read more