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 H1 2019 performance

 

 

H1 2018

H1 2019

Consolidated Group (total)

Net premiums written and fee income (USD millions)

16 830 18 160

 

Net income (USD millions)

1 006 953

 

Return on equity (%, annualised)

6.3 6.6

 

Earnings per share (USD)

3.24 3.19

 

Return on investments (%, annualised)

2.6 4.2

 

Running yield (%, annualised)

2.9 2.9

 

Shareholders' equity
(USD millions)

30 051 30 117

 

Book value per common share
(USD)

93.09 101.83

P&C Reinsurance

Net premiums earned (USD millions)

7 701 8 719

 

Net income (USD millions)

752 771

 

Combined ratio (%)

92.9

100.5

 

Net operating margin (%)

13.0 11.1

 

Return on investments (%, annualised)

2.1 4.4

 

Return on equity (%, annualised)

14.5 15.9

L&H Reinsurance

Net premiums earned and fee income (USD millions)

6 389 6 284

 

Net income (USD millions)

398 459

 

Net operating margin (%)

9.9 10.9

 

Return on investments (%, annualised)

3.6 4.4

 

Running yield (%, annualised)

3.3 3.4

 

Return on equity (%, annualised)

11.5 13.1

Corporate Solutions

Net premiums earned (USD millions)

1 918 2 063

 

Net income (USD millions)

58 -403

 

Combined ratio (%)

101.7 132.8

 

Net operating margin (%)

3.8 -21.2

 

Return on investments (%, annualised)

2.2 3.2

 

Return on equity (%, annualised)

5.0 -40.5

Life Capital

Net premiums earned and fee income (USD millions)

822 1 094

 

Net income (USD millions)

34 5

 

Net operating margin (%)

5.2 6.2

 

Return on investments (%, annualised)

3.4 3.2

 

Return on equity (%, annualised)

1.1 0.2

 

Gross cash generation (USD millions)1

848 460

1Gross cash generation is the estimated net cash arising from business activity within the Life Capital Business Unit during the reporting period, taking into account both surplus development and certain capital actions. It is calculated gross across both Swiss Re's and MS&AD's interest in ReAssure.