Established 1863

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Operating railways bring new hazards. In the wake of increasing travelling, Swiss insurers also grant cover against travelling risks towards the end of the century.
On 1 July 1897, a group Life insurance policy is concluded with the Swiss Life and Pensions Company. This provides insurance coverage for employees of Swiss Re after three years of service up to the age of 60.


Charles Simon's (later Manager of Swiss Re) first travel to the USA.


The Chicago World's Fair opens on a 278 hectare site. As members of the Association of European Insurance Companies, Swiss Re and 'Prudentia' insure the visitors to the fair on their journey to and their stay in the United States.