News Archive 2005

Date News release
28 Dec 05 Swiss Re completes second securitisation of in-force life insurance policies worth USD 370 million
20 Dec 05 Preliminary Swiss Re sigma estimates of catastrophe losses in 2005: High casualty count and record insured losses of USD 80 billion
14 Dec 05 Swiss Re hosts annual year-end Economic and Insurance Industry Review 2005/Outlook 2006 - Current insurance landscape reviewed
13 Dec 05 Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re US chief economist
08 Dec 05 Swiss Re launches a CHF 1.0 billion mandatory convertible securities offering
08 Dec 05 Swiss Re successfully places CHF 1.0 billion mandatory convertible securities
02 Dec 05 New Swiss Re sigma study: Growing insurance industry in emerging markets – great potential for well-designed liability insurance products
28 Nov 05 Disclosure notification in accordance with Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act
22 Nov 05 Disclosure notification in accordance with Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act
18 Nov 05 Swiss Re to acquire GE Insurance Solutions for USD 6.8 billion in a value creating transaction
14 Nov 05 Swiss Re makes six key appointments for China and Asia operations
02 Nov 05 Swiss Re estimates its aggregate claims for hurricanes Rita and Wilma to be USD 750 million
01 Nov 05 Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re US senior economist
27 Oct 05 Swiss Re's sigma study: Insurability in a changing risk landscape
07 Oct 05 Swiss Re goes into partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross
30 Sep 05 Disclosure notification in accordance with Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act
20 Sep 05 Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re US chief economist
19 Sep 05 Swiss Re joins Chicago Climate Exchange as part of strategy to facilitate reduction of carbon emissions
19 Sep 05 Disclosure notification in accordance with Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act
15 Sep 05 Swiss Re announces new management structure of Japan Branch - Takashi Goda appointed Branch CEO
12 Sep 05 Swiss Re updates estimate for Hurricane Katrina claims to be in a range of USD 1.2 billion
12 Sep 05 Swiss Re realigns its Australian operations to focus on client service
09 Sep 05 Swiss Re named one of Australia's Best Employers for second year running
31 Aug 05 Swiss Re estimates its claims for Hurricane Katrina to be in the range of USD 500 million
31 Aug 05 Swiss Re's sigma study finds cost of capital is key to assessing an insurer's profitability and its ability to create economic value
25 Aug 05 Swiss Re appoints two new senior credit professionals to the Hong Kong office
25 Aug 05 Swiss Re net income CHF 1.4 billion in first half 2005 - Combined ratio improves to 95.5% - Return on equity 13% in line with target - Higher dividend of CHF 2.50 per share for full year to be recommended
25 Aug 05 Swiss Re appoints Jacques Aigrain as Chief Executive Officer
09 Aug 05 Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re US chief economist
27 Jul 05 Swiss Re announces expansion and new Managing Director for its global Shared Service Centre in Bangalore, India
25 Jul 05 Swiss Re appoints Woodward to head non-life business for Middle East, Turkey and South Asia
12 Jul 05 Swiss Re names Debra Hall Vice President and Regulatory Counsel, Government Relations and Public Policy
30 Jun 05 Swiss Re GB Plc announces two new Independent Non-Executive Directors
30 Jun 05 Swiss Re economists see underwriting discipline key to profitability
23 Jun 05 Swiss Re's sigma study World insurance in 2004: growing premiums and stronger balance sheets
15 Jun 05 Swiss Re hosts Investors’ day in New York: Swiss Re updates on its risk management and capital adequacy - Profitability of property & casualty business remains strong
02 Jun 05 Swiss Re strengthens focus on profitable growth - Structures and responsibilities adapted to fit strategic objectives
31 May 05 Swiss Re sponsors Tate Modern's first major architecture exhibition
09 May 05 141st Swiss Re Annual General Meeting approves dividend of CHF 1.60 CHF per share; Jakob Baer elected to Board of Directors
09 May 05  Swiss Re Capital Markets names Stefano Sola. senior vice president in its Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) Group
03 May 05 Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re US senior economist
02 May 05 3rd Swiss Re award for sustainable watershed management to projects in China and Ecuador; winners receive USD 50 000 each
27 Apr 05 Swiss Re's embedded value increases to CHF 17.1 billion in 2004 - Embedded value earnings up CHF 923 million to CHF 2 billion
13 Apr 05 Swiss Re Life & Health Canada moves to new offices
22 Mar 05 Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re US senior economist
17 Mar 05 Swiss Re increases net income by 45% to CHF 2.5 billion - Return on equity improves to 13.6% - Dividend up 45% to CHF 1.60 per share
10 Mar 05 Swiss Re donates Php2.8 million to rebuild homes for Philippines landslide victims and help prevent future catastrophes
07 Mar 05 Swiss Re official partner of the Swiss pavilion at the World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan
01 Mar 05 Swiss Re appoints new head for Malaysia branch
01 Mar 05 New Swiss Re sigma study on catastrophes in 2004: more than 300 000 fatalities, insured losses reach nearly USD 50bn
24 Feb 05 Swiss Re underscores commitment to sustainable development with inspiring TV documentary on global warming
18 Feb 05 China licenses first insurance asset management company with foreign shareholder
14 Feb 05 Swiss Re achieves another successful renewal as attractive pricing levels maintained
02 Feb 05 Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re chief US economist
21 Jan 05 Swiss Re completes USD 245 million securitisation of in-force life insurance policies