Swiss Re is a wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance, and other risk transfer solutions. It serves insurance companies, mid- to large-sized corporations, and the public sector. The group operates across four business segments: property and casualty reinsurance, life and health reinsurance, Corporate Solutions, and Life Capital. It has a presence in more than 30 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Americas, and Africa, with 80 offices and 14,500 employees.

This profile offers a review of Swiss Re, including its business structure and strategy, its financial performance, and its marketing and distribution activities, before concluding with a SWOT analysis.

Key Questions Answered

– What are Swiss Re’s strengths and weaknesses?
– What opportunities and challenges will the company face going forward?
– How is it investing in technology?


– Swiss Re’s business strategy is centered on four key components: capital allocation, broadening its client base, optimizing resource allocation, and emphasizing differentiation.

– Swiss Re’s technology strategy is a key part of its overall business strategy, and is executed through in-house developments and external partnerships. Its insights allow the group to partner with clients and create solutions to secure access to new risk pools.

– In 2017 the group generated $34,775m in GWP, down from $35,622m in 2016. Over 47.6% of Swiss Re’s GWP came from the property and casualty reinsurance segment.

Reasons to Buy

– Learn about Swiss Re’s organizational structure and its core business segments.

– Gain insight into its underwriting and distribution strategy.

– Understand the group's advertising strategy.

Key Players

Swiss Re
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International Finance Corporation
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A Global Overview

Historic Milestones

What Does Swiss Re Do?

Product Overview



Swiss Re InsurTech Accelerator

SWOT Analysis







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