Facts & figures

The Swiss Re Group is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer.

Dealing direct and working through brokers, our global client base consists of insurance companies, mid-to-large-sized corporations and public sector clients.

From standard products to tailor-made coverage across all lines of business, we deploy our capital strength, expertise and innovation power to enable the risk-taking upon which enterprise and progress in society depend.

Details of year-to-date performance (FY 2017 vs FY 2018)

 

 

FY 2017

FY 2018

FY 20181

Consolidated Group (Total)2

Gross premiums written (USD millions)

34 775

36 406

 

 

Net income (USD millions)

331

421

894

 

Return on equity
(%)

1.0

1.4

2.9

 

Return on investments
(%)

3.9

2.8

3.3

 

Running yield
(%)

2.9

2.9

 

 

Common shareholders’ equity
(USD millions)

33 374

27 930

 

P&C Reinsurance

Gross premiums written (USD millions)

16 544

16 545

 

 

Net income/loss (USD millions)

–413

370

547

 

Combined ratio (%)

111.5

104.0

 

 

Return on equity
(%)

–3.5

3.7

5.4

L&H Reinsurance

Gross premiums written (USD millions)

13 313

14 527

 

 

Net income
(USD millions)

1 092

761

829

 

Running yield
(%)

3.3

3.4

 

 

Return on equity
(%)

15.3

11.1

12.1

Corporate Solutions

Gross premiums written (USD millions)

4 193

4 694

 

 

Net loss (USD millions)

–741

–405

–387

 

Combined ratio (%)

133.4

117.5

 

 

Return on equity
(%)

–32.2

–19.4

–18.5

Life Capital

Gross premiums written (USD millions)

1 761

2 739

 

 

Net income
(USD millions)

161

23

17

 

Gross cash generation
(USD millions)

998

818

 

 

Return on equity
(%)

2.2

0.4

0.3

1 Excludes for reference only, the impact of the recent change in US GAAP guidance on recognition and measurement of financial instruments, which was effective for the Group as of 1 January 2018 and was not retroactively applied.
2 Also reflects Group items, including Principal Investments.