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 9M 2019 performance

 

 

9M 2018

9M 2019

Consolidated Group (total)

Net premiums earned and fee income (USD millions)

25 802

28 443

 

Net income (USD millions)

1 090

1 343

 

Return on equity (%, annualised)

4.7

6.0

 

Earnings per share (USD)

3.53

4.52

 

Return on investments (%, annualised)

2.8

4.3

 

Running yield (%, annualised)

2.9

2.9

 

Shareholders’ equity (USD millions)

28 995

31 680

 

Book value per common share (USD)

95.62

108.31

P&C Reinsurance

Net premiums earned (USD millions)

12 199

14 213

 

Net income (USD millions)

634

880

 

Combined ratio (%)

99.5

101.4

 

Return on equity (%, annualised)

8.3

11.8

L&H Reinsurance

Net premiums earned and fee income (USD millions)

9 502

9 494

 

Net income (USD millions)

644

651

 

Running yield (%, annualised)

3.4

3.4

 

Return on equity (%, annualised)

12.5

11.8

Corporate Solutions

Net premiums earned (USD millions)

2 887

3 105

 

Net income (USD millions)

–5

–441

 

Combined ratio (%)

105.4

127.0

 

Return on equity (%, annualised)

–0.3

–29.8

Life Capital

Net premiums earned and fee income (USD millions)

1 214

1 631

 

Net income (USD millions)

4

40

 

Return on equity (%, annualised)

0.1

0.9

 

Gross cash generation (USD millions)1

993

 831

1 Gross 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.