News Archive 2003

Date News release
29 Dec 03  Swiss Re receives Japan branch license
19 Dec 03 Swiss Re officially opens China branch in Beijing
16 Dec 03 Swiss Re sigma preliminary estimates of catastrophe losses: despite natural catastrophes, 2003 will go down as a moderate year for property insurers
10 Dec 03 Swiss Re's Insurance Review and Outlook: in 2004 non-life industry to benefit from improvements. Life insurance industry continues to recover: optimism for insurance stocks
10 Dec 03 Swiss Re touts opportunities for the strongest companies
08 Dec 03 Swiss Re obtains USD 400 million of extreme mortality risk coverage - its first life securitisation
03 Dec 03 New Swiss Re sigma study: World insurance in 2002: high premium growth in non-life insurance
29 Nov 03 Swiss Re Korea helps Maemi victims with winter Kimchin
13 Nov 03 New Swiss Re sigma study highlights: What the insurance industry can learn from financial crises in emerging markets
12 Nov 03 San Francisco and Zurich to form knowledge-sharing partnership
10 Nov 03 New Swiss Re focus report: ‘Nuclear risks in property insurance and limitations of insurability'
03 Nov 03 New Swiss Re publication examines the question: Is ecological damage insurable?
03 Nov 03 Swiss Re completes acquisition of the closed insurance portfolio of Zurich Life one of Zurich Financial Services' life operations in its first Admin Re transaction in the United Kingdom
30 Oct 03 Swiss Re implements ten-year programme to become fully greenhouse neutral: a combination of reducing in-house emissions and cooperating with the World Bank
07 Oct 03 Swiss Re wins Asian Reinsurer of the Year 2003
25 Sep 03 New Swiss Re Technical Publication deals with insurance aspects relating to gas turbomachines in the power generation market
24 Sep 03 New Swiss Re sigma study, "Asia's non-life insurance markets", sees a positive outlook for non-life insurance in Asia
22 Sep 03 UNDP, Swiss Re and the Harvard Center For Health and the Global Environment embark on groundbreaking study
18 Sep 03 Swiss Re receives China national branch licence
16 Sep 03 Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re chief US economist
04 Sep 03 New Swiss Re sigma study shows: reinsurance poses no systemic risk
04 Sep 03 Weldon Wilson named to Swiss Re Executive Board and CEO of Swiss Re Life & Health America Inc.
03 Sep 03 Joint US and Japanese team launches major new earthquake study of Tokyo
01 Sep 03 Large dams: sustainability requirements are as important as economic considerations
29 Aug 03 Swiss Re reports strong earnings increase to CHF 691 million in first half 2003 - Total premiums earned up 19% in original currencies - Shareholders' equity increases CHF 1.2 billion to CHF 17.9 billion
21 Aug 03 Swiss Re study: Insurance company ratings
20 Aug 03 Prion infection on the rise? Hospitals in need of modern risk management
13 Aug 03 Swiss Re and Czech technology company launch flood risk assessment tool: improved flood risk selection and underwriting for the Czech insurance market
12 Aug 03 Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re chief US economist
12 Aug 03 Swiss Re welcomes completion of Gerling NCM transaction
11 Aug 03 Swiss Re obtains USD 205 million of catastrophe protection through the Arbor programme - the successor of PIONEER
06 Aug 03 Swiss Re to acquire the closed book of Zurich Life, one of Zurich Financial Services's life operations, in first Admin Re transaction in the United Kingdom
04 Aug 03 Swiss Re and Mitsui Sumitomo arrange USD 100 million catastrophe risk swap
09 Jul 03 Swiss Re reports embedded value of CHF 16.3 billion for 2002 - Growth in embedded value of CHF 1.2 billion from earnings and capital movements more than offset by impact of exchange rate movements
07 Jul 03 Swiss Re submits final application for China branch licence
25 Jun 03 Swiss Re economists: US economy entering slow patch, insurance industry faces prolonged hard market
25 Jun 03 Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re's Chief Economist, North America
09 Jun 03 Swiss Re makes Chinese and Japanese sigma available on web
05 Jun 03 Swiss Re expert Adrienne Atwell defines successful sustainability program components
29 May 03 Swiss Re estimates major UK storm could cause insured damage of GBP 9 billion
22 May 03 Swiss Re strengthens China region Life & Health Business Group
22 May 03 New Swiss Re sigma study: Unit-linked life insurance in western Europe: regaining momentum
21 May 03 River Network announces Swiss Re second-consecutive year sponsorship of RiverSmart, the nation's largest campaign for clean rivers and drinking water
14 May 03 Swiss Re appeals to city companies to clean up
14 May 03 Swiss Re Economic Risk Survey: risk of deflation is low, but uncertainties about global economic recovery and stock markets remain
13 May 03 Swiss Re Life & Health reports record year for UK life and health sales
13 May 03 Swiss Re sponsors Ocean Video Wall
12 May 03 Swiss Re Annual General Meeting approves dividend of CHF 1.00 per share and changes to the Board of Directors
08 May 03   New Swiss Re publication: Natural catastrophes and reinsurance – Swiss Re presents some methods for risk assessment
07 May 03 Swiss Re, Deutsche Bank and Sal. Oppenheim to acquire Gerling NCM
07 May 03 Swiss Re sells its stake in Partner Re and makes a CHF 230 million capital gain
06 May 03 Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re chief US economist
30 Apr 03 Swiss Re announces changes in investment management
17 Apr 03 Swiss Re's Africa strategy prompts name change
09 Apr 03 Swiss Re CEO: reinsurance prospects favorable despite current capital market weakness
31 Mar 03 A new Swiss Re technical publication, Delay in start-up insurance
31 Mar 03 Swiss Re establishes licenced securities branch in Japan
27 Mar 03 Swiss Re reports net loss of CHF 91million for 2002
18 Mar 03 Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re US economist
17 Mar 03 First Swiss Re RE-Source Award
12 Mar 03 Swiss Re sigma study: high flood loss burden for insurers in 2002
11 Mar 03 Swiss Re warns of £130 billion shortfall in Income Protection insurance amongst UK consumers
06 Mar 03 New Swiss Re technical publication: calculating the claims ratio in motor third party liability insurance
26 Feb 03 Swiss Re's January 2003 renewals successful with rates up 10%
14 Feb 03 Swiss Re RE-Source Award
05 Feb 03 Swiss Re study: The picture of ART
29 Jan 03 Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re's chief US economist