About our business

Swiss Re is a leading provider of wholesale reinsurance, insurance and risk transfer solutions to insurance companies, corporate clients, the public sector and policyholders.


Our Reinsurance Business Unit covers both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. We are a leading and diversified global reinsurer with offices in more than 20 countries, providing expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We have been engaged in the reinsurance business since our foundation in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863. We offer a comprehensive range of reinsurance and insurance-based solutions to manage risk and capital. Our traditional reinsurance products and related services for property and casualty, together with our life and health business, are complemented by insurance-based capital markets solutions and supplementary services for comprehensive risk management.

Corporate Solutions
Through Corporate Solutions, we provide commercial insurance solutions designed to meet the risk and capital management needs of corporate clients around the globe, through an established office network consisting of over 50 sales and underwriting offices. Our broad property and casualty insurance portfolio includes insurance-related solutions for corporate clients and their insurance captives. Our target clients are primarily mid-sized and large multinational corporate groups, but we also serve small commercial insurance segments and niche sectors, where we believe that our expertise is a differentiating factor.

Life Capital
Through Life Capital, we primarily acquire and manage closed books, providing us key diversification benefits through a range of products, which include long-term life and pension products, permanent health insurance and critical illness products, and retirement annuities. We acquire portfolios through acquisition of entire lines of business or the entire share capital of (or a majority stake in) life insurance companies, or through reinsurance. We typically assume responsibility for administering the underlying policies in such portfolios. We also manage open life and health insurance books through a small but growing group life business that encompasses elipsLife and a white-label business established to support the development of primary life and health opportunities with distribution partners such as primary insurers (through iptiQ).