A major force in the global reinsurance market

Our Reinsurance Business Unit covers both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. We're a leading, diversified global reinsurer with offices in more than 20 countries, providing expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We've been engaged in the reinsurance business since our foundation in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863.

What sets us apart is our financial strength, unrivalled knowledge and expertise, quality underwriting and, most importantly, our partnership approach with clients. They regard us as more than a simple capacity provider. We collaborate with our clients to understand their needs, and subsequently develop solutions that capitalise on the quality of our expertise.

We've earned a reputation for building client value across the industry. That's why NMG Consulting's most recent Flaspöhler Study ranked us as the #1 reinsurer globally.

At one with our clients

The re/insurance industry is living in exciting and transformative times. We at Swiss Re see big opportunities driven by growing risk pools around the world and significant shifts in demographics. At the same time, we're convinced that technology will fundamentally change the re/insurance value chain. So we’re applying our risk knowledge, partnering with our clients and harnessing technology to develop solutions that support them. We've also adapted our offerings to respond to their biggest challenges including:

Risk transfer – Drawing on its immense experience, Swiss Re can help clients navigate difficult market conditions by delivering traditional or tailored reinsurance solutions that support their risk transfer goals.

Capital optimisation – Our industry has been periodically affected by changes to the risk and regulatory landscapes. Swiss Re can help you repatriate capital when exiting a line, increase capital efficiency or respond to new capital requirements.

Growth – Our clients can access new risk pools or attract new customers with innovative products and tools. Our expertise, models and ready-to-use platforms are there to help our clients grow their business.

Improved performance – With our analytics and tools, we can help our clients improve how they understand performance, enhance their operations or lower their claims processing costs.

Diversification and global reach paired with local market know-how

We are broadly diversified both geographically and in terms of offered products. Through our global reach, our clients can benefit from our ability to aggregate information across markets and share those insights.

Continuously exploring the future of risk

We know change is constant in our industry. Under Swiss Re Institute's lead, we invest substantial resources to analyse developments shaping the risk landscape – such as market, regulatory, technological, socio-economic and environmental trends. Beyond thought leadership, this analytical capability provides the insights we need to develop ground-breaking ideas. From automated underwriting systems to weather-index derivatives and pandemic bonds, we've pioneered many innovative risk solutions over the years. 

Applying and sharing our knowledge for clients' benefit

Because we're here to help our clients succeed, we apply our knowledge to their specific needs. Our client conferences, newsletters, sigma research, executive programmes and topical roundtables underscore the importance we attach to sharing our knowledge with clients and society as a whole. We know how vital this is for our success. We also collaborate with our clients to develop new products and prototypes, from design to implementation. Whether through experts, platforms, distribution partners or funding, our aim is to fill in the gaps to bring their vision to life.