Information Policy

As a global company, Swiss Re strives to inform its stakeholders openly, consistently and in a transparent manner – beyond the boundaries of legal information requirements.

Swiss Re maintains open lines of communication with stakeholders on matters related to its financial and business performances, strategy and business activities through analyst and media conferences and calls, road-shows, news releases and corporate reports. The latter encompass the company’s Annual Report, the Half-Year Report and the Corporate Responsibility Report, which are made available both in print and digitally. Additionally, Swiss Re publishes the Financial Condition Report and key quarterly financial information online.

On the Group’s website, visitors can find a host of news and research, publications, video and podcasts as well as discussion and analysis related to Swiss Re and the broader re/insurance industry. The financial calendar displayed on the next page is also available online, and includes, amongst other, access details to analyst conference calls as well as on-demand video recordings of annual and half-year results’ events.

At, interested parties – internal or external – can subscribe to the Media Relations mailing list to receive ad hoc disclosures and relevant corporate news via email. Contact details are provided in the Contacts section.

The Swiss Official Gazette of Commerce (Schweizerisches Handelsamtsblatt) is Swiss Re’s official media for prescribed announcements and official information. The Chairman annually conducts a corporate governance roadshow to visit and have an ongoing dialogue with Swiss Re’s largest shareholders. Throughout the year, our Investor Relations team, often joined by executive management, holds regular meetings with institutional investors and analysts, including roadshows, conferences and calls. At the Investors Day in Zurich on 4 April 2018, Swiss Re gave an update on the Group’s strategy, presented its underwriting priorities, financial strength and capital generation 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:

In 2019, Swiss Re will host Management Dialogues with investors and analysts in London on 23 May to discuss current topics and will organise an Investors’ Day in Zurich on 25 November.

Swiss Re strictly observes close periods around the publication of the Group’s financial results. Close periods apply through the preparation of results or key financial data, and include a cooling-off period after their release. During such close periods, Swiss Re employees and members of the Board of Directors are not allowed to trade Swiss Re shares or financial instruments related to such shares.

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Important dates in 2019



2018 annual results



Publication of 2018 Annual Report and 2018 EVM results as well as of AGM 2019 invitation



155th Annual General Meeting



Release of first quarter 2019 key financial data



Management Dialogues, London



Half-year 2019 results



Release of nine months 2019 key financial data



Investors’ Day, Zurich

Key corporate news in 2018



Method of dissemination

23 January

Swiss Re and India’s National Insurance Academy signed a Memorandum of Understanding

News release

19 February

Swiss Re completed its share buy-back programme of up to CHF 1.0 billion purchase value, launched on 3 November 2017

News release

23 February

Swiss Re reports full-year 2017 net income of USD 331 million despite USD 4.7 billion natural-catastrophe losses

News release, press conference

15 March

Swiss Re proposes an increased dividend of CHF 5.00 per share and a new share buy-back programme of up to CHF 1.0 billion

News release

10 April

A Swiss Re sigma study reported global insured losses from disaster events of USD 144 billion in 2017, the highest ever recorded

News release, sigma study

20 April

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

News release

2 May

Swiss Re announced the expansion of its African operations through its newly approved licence for Property & Casualty business in South Africa

News release

4 May

Swiss Re reported first quarter 2018 net income of USD 457 million (ROE of 5.6%), net of USD 280 million due to a change in US GAAP accounting; CHF 1.0 billion share buy-back programme to commence on 7 May 2018

News release, media conference call

26 June

Swiss Re launches “Responsible Investments – the next steps in our journey” to share its experience one year after implementation of ESG benchmarks

News release, publication

2 July

Swiss Re establishes thermal coal policy to support transition to a low-carbon economy

News release

30 July

Swiss Re’s partnership with homeowners insurer expands flood insurance protection in the US

News release

3 August

Swiss Re reports solid half-year 2018 net income of USD 1.0 billion; improved P&C underwriting results and selected premium growth

News release, press conference

16 August

Swiss Re Institute preliminary sigma estimates: catastrophes cause global economic losses of USD 36 billion in the first half of 2018

News release, sigma study

22 August

Russell Higginbotham to become new Swiss Re CEO Reinsurance EMEA, Regional President EMEA and Group Executive Committee member; Jean-Jacques Henchoz to leave Swiss Re

News release

23 September

Agostino Galvagni to step down; Andreas Berger to succeed as CEO Corporate Solutions and member of the Group Executive Committee

News release

18 October

Swiss Re estimates third quarter claims burden from large natural catastrophes at USD 1.1 billion; large man-made losses to be additional USD 300 million

News release

1 November

Swiss Re reports USD 1.1 billion net income for the first nine months 2018, after absorbing USD 1.6 billion of large claims

News release, conference call

20 November

Global economic growth is solid but slowing, and emerging Asia will continue to power the insurance market

News release, sigma study

18 December

Swiss Re continues exploration of ReAssure IPO, appoints Mark Hodges as new CEO

News release

20 December

Swiss Re agrees further minority investment by MS&AD into ReAssure, increasing its shareholding to 25%

News release