2017 Key highlights
In 2017, Swiss Re entered several new partnerships, including working with the World Bank to co-structure their pandemic risk bond – the first of its kind. We also strengthened our footprint in Asia by establishing a dedicated reinsurance regional legal entity in Singapore and we received a branch license to operate in India, as one of the first foreign reinsurers.
(Total: USD 33.7 billion)
Research and development
Throughout 2017, with the development of the Swiss Re Institute, we reaffirmed our commitment to investing in developing and publishing industry-relevant research from internal experts and external partners, in an effort to close the protection gap and make the world more resilient.
Enhancing our investment portfolio
Our knowledge-based approach continues to guide our capital allocation strategy, as we target the optimal mix of assets and liabilities. In 2017, we became one of the first in the re/insurance industry to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmarks into our investment decisions.
Proposed regular dividend per share for 2017
(CHF 4.85 for 2016)