Our approach

Risk-taking is vital for human progress. People succeed and businesses expand because of our determination to move forward despite uncertainty.

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Our vision and mission

Our vision

We make the world more resilient.

Our mission

Together, we apply fresh perspectives, knowledge and capital to anticipate and manage risk. That's how we create smarter solutions for our clients, helping the world rebuild, renew and move forward.  Read about our strategy to achieve this mission in our 2020 Investors' Day  presentation.

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The history of SwissRe ​Our history

In many ways, Swiss Re's history and the history of reinsurance have been one narrative. Swiss Re was founded in 1863 and developed with and for the insurance industry. Our Timeline presents some historical insights from this fascinating history and the video gives some insights on what drives Swiss Re on a day to day basis.