|the international society of CATASTROPHE managers|
On the 10th of April 2018, a good crowd of Zurich region ISCM members met at the bar "Le Philosophe", cozily located on a small courtyard in Zurich's historic old town. So any particular topic we were philosophizing about…?
The answer: Yes and No. First and foremost the event offered a casual way for ISCM members to meet, chat and network. It was great to see a couple of new faces among the crowd of many well-known colleagues. The small bar was packed and judging from the noise level, there were myriads of things to discuss. Apart from people catching up on personal matters, one could overhear a number of (cat) industry specific topics: mergers & acquisitions, general cost pressure, the 2017 cat events, ILS and cat bond capital, machine learning for risk assessment, … who knows, it may well be that one or the other of these topics will land on the agenda of the upcoming ISCM Zurich half-day conference in September 2018.
The casual get-together for drinks would not have been possible without the voluntary commitment of the organizing team (Annemarie Buettner, Michael Gloor, Lysiane Mayoraz, Simona Esposito, Peter Zimmerli) as well as the ISCM Board support – many thanks! We will continue to try to foster exchange and support the development of the cat risk management community in Zurich and beyond.
Peter Zimmerli, Swiss Re