Information Policy

As a globally operating company, we strive to inform all our stakeholders in a transparent, open and consistent way – going well beyond legal information requirements.

We regularly communicate to the general public, the media and capital market players, informing our key stakeholders on our financial results, performance, strategy and activities, through meetings, road shows and news releases. We provide printed and online annual and half-year reports and other key quarterly financial information, as well as an annual Corporate Responsibility Report.

We regularly update our website,, to provide our latest news and research, to circulate our publications, background discussion and analysis of issues relating to Swiss Re’s business and the broader re/insurance industry. We also publish a detailed financial calendar below and hold annual and semi-annual media and analysts’ conferences.

All interested internal and external stakeholders can subscribe to receive ad hoc disclosures and all relevant corporate news automatically at Our contact details are provided in the Contacts section.

The official medium for publications of the company is the Swiss Official Gazette of Commerce (Schweizerisches Handelsamtsblatt).

The Chairman annually conducts a corporate governance roadshow to meet with large shareholders in Switzerland, the UK and the US. Throughout the year, our Investor Relations team holds regular meetings with institutional investors and analysts, including roadshows and conferences. At the Investors’ Day in Rueschlikon (Zurich) in December 2016, Swiss Re provided an update on the Group’s strategy, insights on the current most relevant topics related to the activities of Asset Management, Capital Management, Risk Management and Underwriting, and provided business updates for each of the three Business Units Reinsurance, Corporate Solutions and Life Capital. The presentations as well as the conference call recordings from this event are available on:

Swiss Re observes strict close periods around the publications of the Group’s annual and half-year results and of the Q1 and 9M financial key data. The close periods apply throughout the preparation of the results or financial key data and provide for an appropriate cooling-off period after the release of the results or financial key data. During such close periods, employees of Swiss Re and members of the Board of Directors are prohibited from trading in Swiss Re securities.

Key corporate news in 2017



Method of dissemination

23 January

Swiss Re receives branch license to offer reinsurance in India

News release

10 February

Swiss Re completes public share buy-back programme

News release

23 February

Swiss Re reports good results, with full-year net income of USD 3.6 billion for 2016; proposes new share buy-back

News release, press conference

16 March

Swiss Re proposes a regular dividend of CHF 4.85 per share, bringing total pay-out to shareholders for 2016 up to CHF 2.5 billion and a new CHF 1.0 billion share buy-back programme for 2017

News release

28 March

Global insured losses from disaster events were USD 54 billion in 2016, up 43% from 2015, latest Swiss Re Institute sigma says

News release, sigma study

13 April

Swiss Re estimates its losses from Cyclone Debbie at approximately USD 350 million

News release

18 April

Swiss Re strengthens its commitment to Asia

News release

21 April

Swiss Re shareholders approve all proposals put forward by the Board of Directors at Swiss Re’s Annual General Meeting

News release

28 April

Swiss Re informs about the format and scope of its adjusted first and third quarter financial reporting going forward

News release

4 May

Swiss Re reports solid first quarter net income of USD 656 million

News release, media conference call

6 July

Swiss Re among first in the re/insurance industry to integrate ESG benchmarks into its investment decisions

News release

7 July

Swiss Re partners with Ping An to offer China’s first mobile-enabled typhoon property parametric insurance solution

News release

4 August

Underwriting performance and strong investment results support Swiss Re half-year 2017 net income of USD 1.2 billion

News release, press conference

17 August

Preliminary sigma estimates for first half of 2017: catastrophes cause global total economic losses of USD 44 billion

News release, sigma study

3 October

Swiss Re opens modern office building on Zurich’s Mythenquai: Swiss Re Next

News release, press conference

6 October

Swiss Re agrees GBP 800 million minority investment into ReAssure by MS&AD

News release

20 October

Swiss Re estimates its claims burden from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the Mexico earthquakes at USD 3.6 billion

News release

2 November

Swiss Re reports nine months 2017 loss of USD 468 million after large
insurance claims from recent natural catastrophe events

News release, conference call

21 November

Large natural catastrophe losses in 2017 and current low prices likely to lead to improved pricing in non-life re/insurance

News release, press conference

21 November

Jerome Jean Haegeli to become Swiss Re’s Group Chief Economist as of January 2018

News release

8 December

Swiss Re announces changes to its Group Executive Committee and proposes new members to the Board of Directors

News release

Important dates in 2018



2017 annual results



Publication of 2017 Annual Report and 2017 EVM results as well as of AGM 2018 invitation



Investors’ Day in Zurich



154th Annual General Meeting



Release of first quarter 2018 key financial data



Half-year 2018 results



Release of nine months 2018 key financial data