Profile for investors

Swiss Re is a leading and highly diversified global (re)insurance company.

We deliver both traditional and innovative offerings in Property & Casualty and Life & Health that meet our clients’ needs.

A pioneer in insurance-based capital market solutions, we combine financial strength and unparalleled expertise for the benefit of our clients.

Our business

Swiss Re combines accumulated expertise of over 146 years and continuing research with a widely recognised strong track record of innovation. The Group benefits from geographic and business mix diversification and has the ability to reallocate capital to achieve profitable growth. Being a global leader in risk solutions, Swiss Re is committed to a strong local presence with over 10 000 employees in over 60 office locations operating in more than 20 countries. Find out more about Swiss Re under About us.

Key figures

CHF bn, unless otherwise stated

FY 2008

FY 2009

Premiums earned 25.5 24.6
Group net income -0.9 0.5
Return on equity (%) -3.4 2.3
Shareholders' equity 20.5 26.2
Book value per ordinary share (CHF) 61.0 67.7
Earnings per ordinary share (CHF) -2.6 1.5
Proposed dividend per ordinary share (CHF)
(see also Dividend policy and payments)
0.1 1
Investments for own account 160.2 159.3
Property & Casualty    
Premiums earned 14.4 13.9
Combined ratio, traditional business (%) 97.9 88.3
Life & Health    
Premiums earned and fee income 11.9 11.6
Benefit ratio (%) 85.5 82.4
Asset Management    
Investments for own account 150.6 154.1
Return on investments (%) 4.7 1.8
Total return (%)
(includes change in unrealised gains/losses)
0.6 2.3

Governing bodies

Find all about the governing bodies including the profiles of our Executive Board members and members of the Board of Directors and its committees on our media kit.

More information

More information on the company and its recent business performance can be found on the financial information pages.