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The Value of RiskSwiss Re and the History of Reinsurance$
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Harold James, Peter Borscheid, David Gugerli, and Tobias Straumann

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199689804

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689804.001.0001

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Second World War

Second World War

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(p.306) Chapter 18 Second World War
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The Value of Risk
Author(s):

Harold James

Peter Borscheid

David Gugerli

Tobias Straumann

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689804.003.0019

During the Second World War Swiss Re took precautionary measures to relocate business to several locations in the west of Switzerland in case the Nazis should invade. The UK and US subsidiaries were given carte blanche to continue functioning in the event of Swiss Re in Switzerland being seized by the Nazis. Germany, however, remained an immensely important market for Swiss Re, as did Italy, and the company maintained its relationships with the Axis powers. In the case of Germany this meant negotiating with the Reichswirtschaftsministerium in Berlin in order to secure clearing agreements. Swiss Re's managers did, however, defend their political views and the Germans remained dubious of Swiss Re's political allegiance. America, meanwhile, was suspicious of Swiss Re's proximity to Germany.

Keywords:   Second World War, Axis powers, clearing agreements, capital transfers

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