News Archive 2004

Date News release
30 Dec 04  Swiss Re estimates its claims for the tsunamis in the Indian Ocean to be below CHF 100 million
16 Dec 04 Preliminary Swiss Re sigma estimates of catastrophe losses in 2004: major storm losses in the US and Japan make it a record year for insurance claims
14 Dec 04 Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re chief US economist

14 Dec 04
Swiss Re hosts its annual year-end Economic and Insurance Industry Review 2004/Outlook 2005 touting opportunities for the strongest companies
14 Dec 04 Swiss Re sigma study: introduction of IFRS will have a significant impact on how insurers manage their business
10 Dec 04 Swiss Re to transfer Australian and New Zealand property and casualty operations to the Australian branch of Swiss Reinsurance Company
07 Dec 04 Disclosure notification in accordance with Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act
06 Dec 04 New Swiss Re publication in the Risk perception series: The risk landscape of the future
02 Dec 04 Insurers set to regain financial strength: Swiss Re sees good year ahead for Asian insurance industry in 2005
01 Dec 04 Swiss Re Economic Risk Survey: increasing concern about stock markets while inflation risk declines

01 Dec 04
Swiss Re's Insurance Review and Outlook: profits continue in both life and non-life in 2005, although premium growth will slow
23 Nov 04 Swiss Re report on the 2004 hurricane season finds: event-based risk analysis is key to managing risks from large events
23 Nov 04 Swiss Re's Investors' Day offers additional insights into the Group's risk management framework and discloses its internal risk model
19 Nov 04 Swiss Re receives request to provide documentation on non-traditional insurance products
10 Nov 04 Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re chief US economist
28 Oct 04 Swiss Re sigma study: growing cost of the liability system as a major global challenge
25 Oct 04 Swiss Re aviation insurance study highlights the value of insurance for the highly exposed aviation sector
07 Oct 04 Swiss Re sigma study: high growth potential puts emerging markets at frontier of insurance. China and India in the spotlight
07 Oct 04 Swiss Re estimates its claims for Hurricane Jeanne to be approximately USD 150 million
24 Sep 04 Swiss Re estimates its claims for Hurricane Ivan and Typhoon Songda to be approximately USD 300 million
21 Sep 04 Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re chief US economist
10 Sep 04 Swiss Re's latest publication focuses on business interruption insurance
08 Sep 04 Swiss Re estimates its aggregate claims for Hurricane Charley and Hurricane Frances to be below USD 300 million
26 Aug 04 Swiss Re doubles net income to CHF 1.4 billion in first half 2004 - Strong return on investment of 5.8% - Improved performance in all business groups
19 Aug 04 Swiss Re estimates its claims for Hurricane Charley to be below USD 200 million
10 Aug 04 Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re chief US economist
20 Jul 04 Swiss Re appoints new Principal Officer for Singapore
08 Jul 04 Disclosure notification in accordance with Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act
06 Jul 04 Swiss Re receives Taiwan branch licence
01 Jul 04 Swiss Re to acquire Life Assurance Holding Corporation Limited in Admin Re transaction
01 Jul 04 Swiss Re launches mandatory convertible securities of approximately EUR 640 million
01 Jul 04 Swiss Re successfully places EUR 640 million mandatory convertible securities
30 Jun 04 Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re chief US economist
28 Jun 04 Swiss Re Announces New Appointments in Tokyo
28 Jun 04 Swiss Re announces new leadership in Korea
24 Jun 04 Swiss Re sigma study: insurance industry on the road to recovery
03 Jun 04 Swiss Re announces changes to its Executive Board - Christian Mumenthaler to become Chief Risk Officer - Charlotte Gubler to become Head of Communication & Human Resources
19 May 04 Swiss Re names Russell Higginbotham Head of Life & Health for Japan and Korea
19 May 04 Swiss Re celebrates official opening of Japan Branch in Tokyo
18 May 04 Swiss Re Economic Risk Survey: Concerns over drastic declines in equity markets and the value of the dollar are abating but the likelihood of higher US inflation has increased
14 May 04 140th Swiss Re Annual General Meeting approves dividend of 1.10 CHF per share – former Federal Councillor Kaspar Villiger elected to Board of Directors
10 May 04 Swiss Re investigates the opportunities and risks of nanotechnology from an insurance perspective
03 May 04 Swiss Re Issues Statement on Jury Verdict
30 Apr 04 Swiss Re completes Admin Re acquisition of CNA’s individual life insurance business
23 Apr 04 The Great Warming premiering on Discovery Channel
06 Apr 04 Increasing levels of obesity are too big to ignore: new Swiss Re study analyses potential impact for life insurers
05 Apr 04 Swiss Re awards a land reform project in Vietnam with ReSource Award
01 Apr 04 Swiss Re sigma study: Demand for broking services rises as complexity of risk increases
25 Mar 04 Swiss Re reports net income of CHF 1.7 billion - Net premiums earned increase to CHF 30.7 billion - Combined ratio improves to 98.4%
19 Mar 04 Swiss Re gets go-ahead for Taiwan license application
03 Mar 04 Swiss Re sigma study: 2003 catastrophes claim 60 000 lives, while causing USD 18.5 billion in insured losses
02 Mar 04 Swiss Re appoints Benjamin Meuli as Chief Investment Officer
26 Feb 04 Disclosure notification in accordance with Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act
20 Feb 04 Beijing Normal University and Swiss Re launch new catastrophe atlas for China, setting forth 500 years' worth of data
16 Feb 04 Swiss Re reports another successful renewal and achieves non-life premium growth of 7% as hard market continues
05 Feb 04 Swiss Re to acquire CNA's book of life and health insurance policies in Admin Re transaction
05 Feb 04 Disclosure notification in accordance with Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act
29 Jan 04 Swiss Re sees insurance industry improvement in 2004; calls for government to allow reinsurance branches
27 Jan 04 Swiss Re establishes Washington DC office
19 Jan 04 Disclosure notification in accordance with Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act
14 Jan 04 Swiss Re nominates former Federal Councillor of Switzerland Kaspar Villiger for election to its Board of Directors
09 Jan 04 Disclosure notification in accordance with Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act