Information policy

Our information policy goes well beyond legal requirements in establishing transparency in our communications and equal access to the facts for all investors and the public.

Swiss Re’s core business – managing global risk – makes us by necessity an information company. Our information policy therefore goes well beyond legal requirements in establishing transparency in our communications and equal access to the facts for all investors and the public.

The official medium for publications of the company is the Swiss Official Gazette of Commerce (Schweizerisches Handelsamtsblatt). In addition, we use our website to provide comprehensive, timely news and information on our activities as well as background discussion and analysis of issues relating to Swiss Re’s business and the broader insurance and reinsurance industries. Investors and other stakeholders can subscribe to receive ad hoc disclosures and other corporate news automatically at Our contact details are provided in chapter Business contact details.

Our Investor Relations unit holds regular meetings with institutional investors and analysts. Private investors, too, can follow these meetings by telephone conference or through the Swiss Re website. In 2012, Swiss Re held a special Investors’ Day to discuss the Group’s strategy, targets and its new financial segments as well as its Underwriting, Risk Management and Asset Management functions and the business of the three Business Units: Reinsurance, Corporate Solutions and Admin Re®. The presentations and conference call recordings from this event are also available on our website

Swiss Re observes a strict close period around the publications of the Group’s quarterly and annual results. The close period applies throughout the preparation of the results and for an appropriate cooling-off period after the release of the results. During such close periods, employees of Swiss Re and members of the Board of Directors and Group Executive Committee are prohibited from trading in Swiss Re securities.

Corporate news in 2012




Method of dissemination

19 January

Board of Directors appoints Michel M. Liès as Group CEO

News release, press conference

23 February

Swiss Re reports net income of USD 2.6 billion for 2011

News release, press conference

16 March

Swiss Re announces proposals for shareholder approval, including dividend of CHF 3.00

News release

23 March

Nairobi project wins international resource award 2012

News release

26 March

Swiss Re issues first catastrophe bond combining risks of two insurers

News release

28 March

Swiss Re releases sigma on natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2011

News release, sigma study

5 April

Swiss Re places USD 240 million in ILS on behalf of Allianz SE

News release

13 April

Shareholders approve proposed measures at AGM

News release, meeting in Zurich

17 April

Swiss Re reiterates Group targets at London Investors’ Day

News release, analyst event

3 May

Farmers Exchanges announces USD 500 million surplus facility

News release

4 May

Swiss Re reports Q1 net income of USD 1.1 billion

News release, press conference

7 May

Swiss Re obtains USD 400 million in natural catastrophe cover

News release

24 May

Swiss Re announces USD 1.4 billion in longevity cover

News release

31 May

Swiss Re sells US Admin Re® company (REALIC) to Jackson National Life

News release

27 June

Swiss Re releases sigma study on world insurance in 2011

News release, sigma study

31 July

Swiss Re obtains USD 275 million of extreme mortality protection

News release

9 August

Swiss Re reports Q2 net income of USD 83 million

News release, press conference

15 August

Philip K. Ryan appointed Chairman of SR America Holding Corp

News release

5 September

Swiss Re completes sale of Admin Re® US business

News release

10 September

Swiss Re releases sigma study on how insurance rates affect insurers

News release, sigma study

10 September

Swiss Re expects moderate price rise

News release, press conference

19 September

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions official insurance provider to Solar Impulse

News release

28 September

Swiss Re proposes election of Mary Francis to its Board of Directors

News release

5 October

Swiss Re CIO David Blumer decides to leave company

News release

17 October

Swiss Re releases sigma study on ever-evolving commercial risks

News release, sigma study

19 October

Swiss Re appoints two new members to Group Executive Committee

News release

6 November

Swiss Re places first bonds to combine nat cat and mortality risks

News release

8 November

Swiss Re reports Q3 net income of USD 2.2 billion

News release, press conference

21 November

Swiss Re releases sigma study on insurance accounting practices

News release, sigma study

26 November

Swiss Re estimates its claims burden from Hurricane Sandy

News release

10 December

Swiss Re announces GBP 800 million longevity insurance cover for LV=

News release

19 December

Swiss Re issues preliminary catastrophe estimates for 2012

News release

Important dates for 2013




21 February

2012 annual results

15 March

Publication of 2012 Annual Report

10 April

149th Annual General Meeting

2 May

First quarter 2013 results

24 June

Investors’ Day

8 August

Second quarter 2013 results

7 November

Third quarter 2013 results