About Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
Swiss Re is a leading and highly diversified global reinsurer. The company operates through offices in more than 20 countries. Founded in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1863, Swiss Re offers financial services products that enable risk-taking essential to enterprise and progress. The company’s traditional reinsurance products and related services for property and casualty, as well as the life and health business are complemented by insurance-based corporate finance solutions and supplementary services for comprehensive risk management. Swiss Re is rated “A+“ by Standard & Poor’s, “A1” by Moody’s and “A” by A.M. Best.
Swiss Re has been associated with Asia since 1913 and now has more than 1,000 staff in Asia Pacific. The company's Asian headquarters are in Hong Kong. In 2006, Swiss Re celebrated 50 years since opening its first offices in Asia Pacific.
The company has been present in India since 1998. It established Swiss Re Shared Services Pvt Ltd in Bangalore in 2000, and opened a Service Company in Mumbai in 2002 to provide service to Swiss Re Zurich in its reinsurance activities.
For more information on Swiss Re, please visit: www.swissre.com
About Religare Enterprises Limited
A diversified financial services group with a pan-India presence and presence in six international locations, Religare Enterprises Limited (“REL”) offers a comprehensive suite of customer-focused financial products and services targeted at retail investors, high net worth individuals and corporate and institutional clients.
REL, along with its joint venture partners, offers a range of products and services in India, including asset management, life insurance, wealth management, equity and commodity broking, investment banking, lending services, private equity and venture capital. Religare has also ventured into the alternative investments sphere through its holistic arts initiative and film fund.
With a view to expand and diversify, REL operates in the life insurance space under ‘Aegon Religare Life Insurance Company Limited’ and has launched India’s first wealth management joint venture under the brand name ‘Religare Macquarie Private Wealth’.
REL, through its subsidiaries, has launched India’s first holistic arts initiative – with a gallery -- as well as the first SEBI approved film fund, which is an initiative towards innovation and spotting new opportunities for creation and maximization of wealth for investors.
REL operates from seven domestic regional offices, 43 sub-regional offices, and has a presence in 498 cities and towns controlling 1,837 business locations all over India as on June 2009.
To make a mark in the global arena, REL acquired UK-based Hichens, Harrison & Co. in 2008 which was subsequently re-named as Religare Hichens Harrison PLC (“RHH”). Hichens, Harrison & Co. was incorporated in London in the year 1803 and is believed to be one of the oldest firms of stockbrokers in the City of London.
Pursuant to expansion of REL’s business, the company has grown from largely an equity trading company into a diversified financial services company. With the addition of RHH the REL group now operates out of six global locations, other than India, (the UK, the USA, Brazil, South Africa, Dubai and Singapore).
For more information, please visit - www.religare.in
“Religare Enterprises Limited proposes, subject to receipt of requisite approvals, market conditions and other considerations, to make a rights issue of its equity shares to its existing shareholders and has filed a draft letter of offer (“DLOF”) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”). The DLOF is available on the website of SEBI at www.sebi.gov.in as well as on the websites of the lead manager at www.enam.com. Investment in equity shares involves a high degree of risk and for details relating to the same, please refer to the section titled “Risk Factors” of the DLOF.”