Jérôme Haegeli - Swiss Re Group Chief Economist

Jérôme Haegeli – Swiss Re Group Chief Economist

As Group Chief Economist for Swiss Re, Jérôme is responsible for the economic and insurance market research. He is also the managing editor for the sigma series, Swiss Re’s flagship research series.

Jérôme leads the global research teams located in Zurich, New York, Bangalore, Beijing and Hong Kong and provides macro and insurance industry research and associated consulting services for the Group. He steers the scenario analysis, provides the macro and insurance industry analysis and forecasts, while contributing to a sound global financial market architecture and making the world more resilient.

Jérôme served as Co-Chair of the World Bank’s Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) Advisory Council. He is particularly active in external committees at the Institute of International Finance and the WEF and participates in roundtable discussions with policymakers; this to strengthen the positive dual role of the insurance sector as a long-term investor and risk absorber. Jérôme is a Board member of Global Asia Insurance Partnership (GAIP) in Singapore and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA). He also serves as Director of the Board at the China Asia-Pacific Reinsurance Research Center (CAPRRC).

Previously at Swiss Re, Jérôme was Head of Investment Strategy at its proprietary Group Asset Management for nearly ten years. Prior to joining Swiss Re, he was Swiss National Bank’s Delegate at the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC and Senior Economist at the Swiss National Bank, UBS Warburg and Bank Julius Baer.

Jérôme holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Basel, an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University’s Economic Department.

Latest reviews by Jérôme Haegeli
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World Insurance Industry in 2024 Reached a New Equilibrium
The global insurance industry has reached a new equilibrium after the challenges of recent years. The global economy has surprised on the upside
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NatCat Insured & Economic Losses Increases Due to Climate Change
Climate change will have a larger impact on economic losses in the future, according to Swiss Re Institute. A new analysis of 36 countries ranks
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Natural Catastrophes Will Break Several Insured Losses Records
Natural catastrophes will once again break several insured loss records in 2023. A high number of low-to-medium-severity events will aggregate to insured losses
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Global Non-Life Insurance Industry Adjustes Rapidly to Higher Interest Rate
The global non-life insurance industry is adjusting rapidly to the new higher interest rate era ushered in by the most intense monetary policy tightening since the 1980s
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Severe Thunderstorms the Main Driver for Insured NatCat losses
A series of widespread thunderstorms (severe convective storms) hit the US and account for 68% of global insured natural catastrophe losses
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Asian Emerging Insurance Market in 2024 Drives to Growth
Emerging Asia is expected to be the main contributor to global economic growth in the coming years, according to Swiss Re Institute's latest sigma
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Global Insurance Market Premiums & Rates Forecast for 2024
Swiss Re Institute expects the insurance industry to return to premium growth of 2.1% annually on average in real terms in 2023 and 2024