News Archive 2008

Date News release

22 Dec 2008 

Zurich - USD 1.5 billion long term Letter of Credit facility

18 Dec 2008

Zurich - Over 238 000 people were killed by catastrophes in 2008

16 Dec 2008

New York - Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re chief US economist

09 Dec 2008

London - Swiss Re's economists predict severe recession

03 Dec 2008

Zurich - Study explores the growth of insurance in emerging markets

05 Nov 2008

Zurich - Correction: Return on Equity

04 Nov 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re reports a net loss of CHF 304 million for third quarter 2008

31 Oct 2008

Zurich - Acquisition of Barclays Life Assurance Company Ltd

29 Oct 2008

New York - Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re chief US economist

29 Oct 2008

Overland Park - Swiss Re's Commercial Insurance offers Agency Shield Program™

28 Oct 2008

Zurich - Facility for acquisition of Certified Emission Reductions

21 Oct 2008

Zurich - New sigma study highlights innovative ways of financing retirement

20 Oct 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re enters into a weather derivative contract

09 Oct 2008

Zurich - Further boost to ILS growth with greater transparency for investors

30 Sep 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re to enter into a partnership with CelsiusPro

26 Sep 2008

New York - Joint Risk Management Initiative for Farmers in Tigray

25 Sep 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re hosts Investors' Day in Zurich

23 Sep 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re expects claims for hurricanes Gustav and Ike to be USD300m

17 Sep 2008

Zurich - Details of net exposure to Lehman Brothers and AIG

08 Sep 2008

Monaco - Swiss Re will continue to focus on disciplined underwriting

25 Aug 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re recommends new forms of private-public partnerships

25 Aug 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re launches architecture competition

19 Aug 2008

New York - Walter Bell appointed Chairman of Swiss Re America

12 Aug 2008

New York - Insurance Agency Umbrella E&O

05 Aug 2008

New York - Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re US senior economist

05 Aug 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re reports net income of CHF 0.6bn in the second quarter 2008

05 Aug 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re to acquire Barclays Life Assurance Company Ltd

22 Jul 2008

Overland Park - Commercial insurance launches medical travel insurance offering

10 Jul 2008

Zurich - Stefan Lippe named as Deputy CEO

04 Jul 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re: founding member of the Swiss Climate Foundation

30 Jun 2008

Zurich - Natural catastrophe protection through Vega capital programme

25 Jun 2008

New York - Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re US chief economist

24 Jun 2008

Zurich - World insurance in 2007: emerging markets leading the way

20 Jun 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re signs climate policy recommendations to G8 leaders

12 Jun 2008

Zurich - Disaster risk financing: Making societies more resilient

11 Jun 2008

Zurich - Electronic data exchange in accounting and settlement

28 May 2008

Zurich - Non-life reserving: Improving on a strategic challenge

27 May 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re and Mobiliar launch an innovative CO2 compensation solution

26 May 2008

Sao Paulo - Swiss Re recognized as Admitted Reinsurer to Brazilian market

20 May 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re donates CHF 300 000 to disaster relief in Myanmar and China

15 May 2008

London - UK life insurance industry to save income protection sales

07 May 2008

New York - Energy Risk names Swiss Re transaction "Deal of the Year"

06 May 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re reports net income of CHF 624 million in 1st quarter 2008

05 May 2008

Overland Park - World-Class Insurance Protection

30 Apr 2008

New York - Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re US senior economist

28 Apr 2008

London - Conning becomes fund manager of 2012 Carbon Credit Fund

25 Apr 2008

Zurich - Disclosure notification: Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act

25 Apr 2008

Zurich - Disclosure notification: Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act

24 Apr 2008

London - Swiss Re survey shows modest rise in UK group life

23 Apr 2008

Zurich - Disclosure notification: Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act

22 Apr 2008

Zurich - Disclosure notification: Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act

18 Apr 2008

Zurich - 144th Swiss Re Annual General Meeting

16 Apr 2008

Zurich - Disclosure notification: Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act

15 Apr 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re to finance Risk Management Chair at ETH Zurich

07 Apr 2008

New York - Swiss Re's Emission Desk Purchases Carbon Credits

02 Apr 2008

Zurich - David Blumer appointed Head of Financial Markets

02 Apr 2008

Beijing - Swiss Re to establish full-service third party administrator in China

31 Mar 2008

Zurich - Disclosure notification: Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act

31 Mar 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re doubles its target to reduce CO2 emissions

19 Mar 2008

Zurich - Donates CHF 1mn to the International Committee of the Red Cross

18 Mar 2008

New York - Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re US senior economist

11 Mar 2008

Zurich - Catastrophe losses in 2007 were highest in Europe

05 Mar 2008

India - Delhi Earthquake Safety Initiative

29 Feb 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re continues to sharpen its business model

29 Feb 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re reports net income of CHF 4.2 billion

28 Feb 2008

Zurich - Disclosure notification: Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act

22 Feb 2008

Zurich - Disclosure notification: Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act

21 Feb 2008

Zurich - 2008 International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management

19 Feb 2008

Sao Paulo - Swiss Re registers as admitted reinsurer in Brazil

18 Feb 2008

Zurich - Disclosure notification: Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act

14 Feb 2008

New York - Senior Executive Speaks at United Nations Climate Risk Summit

12 Feb 2008

Overland Park - National Excess Liability Coverage for Insurance Agents

06 Feb 2008

Zurich - Disclosure notification: Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act

06 Feb 2008

Zurich - Disclosure notification: Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act

04 Feb 2008

Zurich - Disclosure notification: Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act

30 Jan 2008

New York - Fed rate action commentary from Swiss Re Chief US economist

23 Jan 2008

New York - CDM Carbon Credit Transaction with the Government of Luxembourg

23 Jan 2008

Zurich - Berkshire Hathaway acquires a 3% stake in Swiss Re

22 Jan 2008

New York - Swiss Re Opens Emissions Desk in London

22 Jan 2008

New York - First ever bond linked to Central American earthquakes

21 Jan 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re staff actively contribute to reducing CO2 emissions

16 Jan 2008

Zurich - Disclosure notification: Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act

14 Jan 2008

Mexico City - Richard Schneider named Office Head of Swiss Brokers Mexico

11 Jan 2008

New York - Swiss Re successfully closes USD 175m private XXX transaction

10 Jan 2008

Zurich - Disclosure notification: Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act

10 Jan 2008

Zurich - Disclosure notification: Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act

09 Jan 2008

Zurich - 2008: Highest levels of political, economic uncertainty for a decade

08 Jan 2008

Zurich - Disclosure notification: Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act

07 Jan 2008

Zurich - Swiss Re successfully places EUR 200 million in a French windstorm

07 Jan 2008

Vietnam - Strategic partnership with the largest domestic reinsurer in Vietnam