Swiss Re calculates top 21 emerging risks

The great monetary experiment and the Internet of Things top list

De-globalization, big natural catastrophes, the great monetary experiment and the Internet of Things top the list of emerging risks, Swiss Re reports. The data is based on the crowdsourcing tool SONAR.

The great monetary experiment refers to global economic problems, such as the Eurozone debt crisis and low growth in Japan, and attempted solutions that result in devaluation.

Challenges of the Internet of Things include network and data security and privacy concerns, plus the possibility of tech companies entering the insurance market.

“In a future in which change is the only constant, foresight information is crucial to prepare for tomorrow’s challenges,” says Patrick Raaflaub, Swiss Re’s group chief risk officer. “…While many of the topics presented might never materialize into significant risks, some definitely will. The earlier we start adapting to these changes, the better prepared we will be.”

Chart from Swiss Re

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