The world economy is less resilient now than in 2007 at the onset of the global financial crisis, according to the new Macroeconomic Resilience Indices jointly developed by Swiss Re Institute (SRI) and LSE. By contrast, separate insurance resilience indices show that the resilience of households against three main areas of risk – natural catastrophes, mortality and healthcare spending – has improved in most regions since the turn of the century, according to the latest sigma report. Insurers could boost global financial resilience by closing a record-high USD 1.2 trillion composite protection gap for the three areas of risk.

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