Managing our assets

Creating value through re/insurance asset management

Asset Management creates value for Swiss Re and its shareholders by managing the assets generated from the core insurance and reinsurance business. We drive sustainable performance by following a disciplined, long-term oriented investment approach and focusing on a high quality investment portfolio. We are a truly global and well-diversified investor, entering markets strategically through our highly flexible investment platform and superior market access. Given our stable funding structure, as well as our broad portfolio scope, we consider ourselves well-positioned to be a strong contributor to Swiss Re’s financial performance and help to minimise earnings volatility through prudent long-term investment.

Our clients are Swiss Re's Business Units: Reinsurance, Corporate Solutions and Life Capital. Their combined portfolios totalling over USD 130 billion of assets are managed individually according to their needs and objectives and within an integrated Asset-Liability Management framework. Together with our Business Units we strive to make the world more resilient by generating attractive and sustainable risk-adjusted returns for Swiss Re.

Based on a strong and well-established platform, our top-down driven investment approach allocates assets to internal portfolio managers as well as select best-in-class external asset managers, enabling quick access to new markets and asset classes.

Differentiation is pivotal to extending our role as a knowledge company and strategic asset allocator: we add value through activities that go well beyond the core mandate of managing Swiss Re’s assets. We support our Business Units by acting as a “Centre of Excellence” for financial market expertise across the Swiss Re Group. We are also a recognized thought leader on long-term investing themes and highly engaged in the global policy and industry dialogue around topics such as responsible investing and infrastructure financing.

We're smarter together

We are a large team of investment professionals operating in key markets across the globe. We build on our people's diverse backgrounds, skills and knowledge and collaborate in cross-functional teams to successfully perform our work. Our flexible workplace environment allows each of us to work in the way that best suits our individual needs. Through active knowledge exchange and job rotations, we continuously learn and develop ourselves.

Long-term & responsible investment: Making the world more resilient

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Engaged in the global policy and industry dialogue

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Responsible investing in practice

Our investment philosophy centers on the principle of Asset–Liability Management (ALM) with the aim of generating long–term, sustainable returns. The strong integration of Environmental, Social and Governance...

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Supporting financial resilience

Re/insurance supports financial resilience by acting as a shock absorber and promoting growth through its core businesses. This is particularly important in a challenging and volatile macro-economic environment.

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