The Swiss Re Institute

Swiss Re has long been recognised as a knowledge leader within the re/insurance industry. We are convinced that a better understanding of the risks we all face supports the Group’s vision of making the world more resilient.

It was in this spirit that we launched the Swiss Re Institute in March 2017. The Institute functions on three levels. It builds and manages partnerships with world-class academic and research institutions (find out more in Collaboration with (inter-)governmental and academic institutions), guides Swiss Re's internal capital allocation and business steering processes, and provides our stakeholders with cutting-edge risk research.

The Swiss Re Institute incorporates successful Swiss Re brands, such as the sigma publication series and the Centre for Global Dialogue. The Institute further acts as a coordination point for research output from research-focused business lines within Swiss Re and from external partners. Lastly, the Institute seeks opportunities to collect and curate novel data, as well as cultivate new data-analytic and machine-intelligence solutions.

Based on these activities, the Swiss Re Institute also supports Swiss Re’s commitment to corporate responsibility. We help highlight emerging risk trends, engage in dialogue with clients and stakeholders, provide capacity building sessions and seminars to governments and subnational governments in different parts of the world and seek to identify sustainable risk solutions. Highlights among our many conferences and publications of 2017 include: