The European Forum for Risk and Insurance professionnals
Thomas Keist, Director Innovative Risk Solutions, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Why is participating at a European risk management event important to you?
As part of our Innovative Risk Solutions team, I am constantly looking for new trends in risk
management and ways to help our customers where traditional solutions don´t meet the
needs. With its participants from all over Europe and with all kinds of expertise, the FERMA
Forum is perfect for networking and discussing the trends of the industry.
What does “Aim for the Future” mean to you?
For me « Aim for the future » means to find answers to future challenges of our customers
already today as well as to keep pace with technological developments. Technology and
advanced data analytics can help us tremendously to create smart, creative risk-transfer
structures. If we capture their possibilities in our innovative solutions, we can make our
customers even more resilient.
You will be presenting « Parametric and innovative risk solutions for new dimensions of
natural perils », what would you like the audience to remember after your session?
The ever-increasing availability of sensor data will change the way insurance can be
offered and used. We see the effects already today: In the last years, innovations in sensor
technology and advances in data science pushed the boundaries of commercial insurance
solutions. Today we are able to offer coverage for a broader range of risks. A stellar
example for this development is parametric covers where data helps to simplify insurance.
I am looking forward to discussing an interesting use cases for parametric insurance.