Swiss Re wins General Reinsurer of the Year at the Asia Insurance Industry Awards 2012

For showing strong industry leadership, extraordinary commitment to clients and nimble response to their needs, Swiss Re is named "Asia General Reinsurer of the Year" at the 16th Asia Insurance Industry Awards.

Winning the General Reinsurer of the Year, Swiss Re has shown extraordinary commitment to clients in a year that saw the second largest insured losses from catastrophes, the judging panel said.

Moses Ojeisekhoba, CEO Reinsurance Asia, accepted the award on behalf of Swiss Re on 29 October 2012 at the 16th Asia Insurance Industry Awards ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur.

"To win top spot in the General Reinsurer category is a magnificent accolade and it would not be possible without the continued support of our clients and broker partners" said Moses. "We had a lot of competition for this prestigious award so many, many thanks to our client facing teams and all support staff for their massive client response during a period when we saw the highest economic losses in history and the second largest insured losses ever from catastrophes."

"Our client and broker partners are crucial to our success and we are committed to working together with them to share in the exciting opportunities that exist in Asia.

The judging panel highlighted the following as setting Swiss Re apart from the rest:

"…for showing strong industry leadership, extraordinary commitment to clients, and nimble response to their needs in a year that saw the second largest insured losses from catastrophes.

Swiss Re also sponsored the Asia Corporate Social Responsibility Award and was shortlisted for the Asia Life Reinsurer of the Year Award in 2012. Read the full story of the Asia Insurance Industry Awards 2012.