'Spend smarter rather than faster' to tackle infrastructure gap, says Swiss Re's Jérôme Jean Haegeli

18-02-2021

'Spend smarter rather than faster' to tackle infrastructure gap, says Swiss Re's Jérôme Jean Haegeli

The re/insurance industry can play a substantial role in the process by breaking down the barriers of investment, Jérôme Jean Haegeli, group chief economist of Swiss Re, told Intelligent Insurer.

It is time to start spending smarter rather than faster if we want to close the infrastructure gap. The re/insurance industry can play a substantial role in this process by breaking down the barriers of investment for high-quality infrastructure and the secure deployment of assets.

This was one of the main takeaways from an interview on the theme of closing the infrastructure gap with Jérôme Jean Haegeli, group chief economist of Swiss Re. The discussion took place on Intelligent Insurer’s Re/insurance Lounge, an online platform where interviews and panel discussions are available on demand.

“Long-term economic renewal is going to take far more than just a shot in the arm, and if COVID-19 has shown us anything, it is that we need better planning in economic policies,” said Haegeli.


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