Business Report 2018

Predict.
Prepare.
Protect.

Statement from the Group CEO

Swiss Re retains its strength in a challenging year and commits to a more sustainable future

“What we’ve experienced over the past year must serve as a wake-up call to stand together in unity and step up our efforts against climate change.”

Christian Mumenthaler

Group Chief Executive Officer

Statement from the Group CEO

Predict. Prepare. Protect.

As a leading risk knowledge company with a culture of innovation, we measure and mitigate climate risk, expand protection through cutting-edge digital insurance solutions and build societal resilience at scale.

“Technology can help us close the protection gap by improving awareness and offering simple and affordable products.”

Thierry Léger

CEO Life Capital

Driving transformation

“Our innovative predictive models help families and businesses prepare – and prevail – when the waters begin to rise.”

Edouard Schmid

Group Chief Underwriting Officer

Climate change: The new normal

“What makes a society stronger? The security that comes from affordable healthcare, food security and sound infrastructure. Find out how Swiss Re provides the safety net.”

Jayne Plunkett

CEO Reinsurance Asia

Enabling positive lives

Predict. Prepare. Protect.

Driving transformation

Technology continues to throw curves at the automotive sector. Increasing adoption of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) is making transportation of goods and people safer, with fewer accidents taking place.

Driving transformation

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Climate change: The new normal

A recent United Nations report found that 40 percent of the world’s population lives within 100 kilometres of a coast. This trend is expected to continue, with populations and commercial assets further concentrating in waterfront communities. At the same time, climate change is intensifying the impact of floods resulting from hurricanes and storm surges, directly threatening the social, economic and cultural security of a growing part of the world’s population.

Climate change: The new normal

Predict. Prepare. Protect.

Enabling positive lives

According to the World Health Organization, diabetes claims the lives of 1.6 million people every year. Of the estimated 422 million adults affected by the disease, 60 percent reside in Asia, where diet and lifestyle changes brought on by booming economies have contributed to a surge in diagnoses.

Enabling positive lives

Financial Report

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Key highlights

 

Net income

 

421

USD millions

Shareholders’ equity

 

27 930

USD millions

Proposed regular dividend

 

5.60

CHF per share for 2018