Swiss Re at a glance

Swiss Re aims to be the leading player in the wholesale re/insurance industry. We seek to outperform peers in core areas, combined with smart expansion into areas where additional growth opportunities exist.

Swiss Re is a leader in wholesale reinsurance, insurance and risk transfer solutions. Our clients include insurance companies, corporations, the public sector and policyholders.

Our corporate structure with three Business Units allows us to sharpen our client focus, improve transparency and accountability, increase capital efficiency and operate with greater flexibility.

At Swiss Re we are working smarter together with our clients. That means working side by side, forming a deep understanding of their needs, applying our expertise and bringing fresh perspectives to manage risk in better ways.

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Swiss Re has operations across the globe. At the end of 2014, we had 71 offices in more than 30 countries. Based on “net premiums earned and fee income from policyholders”, our ten biggest markets in 2014 were: the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Australia, Germany, Canada, Japan, France, Ireland and Switzerland. They accounted for 79% of the Group’s total business over the year.

Swiss Re Ltd, the Group’s holding company, is a joint stock company, listed in accordance with the Main Standard on the SIX Swiss Exchange, domiciled in Zurich, and organised under the laws of Switzerland. No other Group companies have shares listed.

Our global presence








Counting all Zurich premises as one office


(including Middle East and Africa)

















Net premiums earned and fee income in 2014 (USD billions)






(USD 11.3 billion in 2013)

(USD 11.5 billion in 2013)

(USD 6.0 billion in 2013)

(USD 28.8 billion in 2013)














Number of offices as of 31 December 2014






(22 in 2013)

(34 in 2013)

(11 in 2013)

(67 in 2013)














Number of employees (regular staff) as of 31 December 2014

7 457

3 300

1 467

12 224


(7 324 in 2013)

(2 955 in 2013)

(1 295 in 2013)

(11 574 in 2013)








The Swiss Re Group


Reinsurance is Swiss Re’s largest business in terms of income and the foundation of our strength, providing about 85% of gross premiums and fee income through two segments – Property & Casualty and Life & Health. The unit aims to extend Swiss Re’s industry-leading position with disciplined underwriting, prudent portfolio management and diligent client service.

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Corporate Solutions

Corporate Solutions serves mid-sized and large corporations, with product offerings ranging from traditional property and casualty insurance to highly customised solutions. Corporate Solutions serves customers from over 40 offices worldwide and is a growth engine of the Swiss Re Group.

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Admin Re®

Admin Re® provides risk and capital management solutions by which Swiss Re acquires closed books of in-force life and health insurance business, entire lines of business, or the entire capital stock of life insurance companies. Admin Re® solutions help clients free up capital to redeploy to new business opportunities while reducing administrative burdens.

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Operational Group structure

Operational Group structure (diagram)

For more information see About us.