Reinsurance giant Swiss Re began life in 1863, and was the first non-German Reinsurer. Since then it has striven for innovation, continually developing new products to enhance their offering to their Clients.

Having supported them as a recruiter for a number of years, I was continually struck by their appetite for new ideas. Several positions I supported them with were as focused on innovation in distribution as they were pricing and products.

The news that they are the first Reinsurer to adopt IBM's cognitive computer system 'IBM Watson' (Artificial Intelligence to the layman), is therefore no surprise!