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The Swiss Re Group

We are one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. Through our work with clients we fulfil our vision of helping to make the world more resilient.

We have a distinct mission: Together, we apply deep knowledge, intelligent data and capital strength to anticipate and manage risk. That's how Swiss Re powers progress for our clients, helping the world rebuild, renew and move forward. Today 75% of risks – from natural catastrophes and climate change, to ageing populations and cybercrime – remain uninsured. We aim to change that.

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. Our approximately 14,000 employees provide a wide range of technical expertise, enabling us to develop unique solutions and drive growth. Swiss Re is organised into two Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission. Through our strong financial position, we provide the security clients need, especially during times of uncertainty and transition.

Who we are, how we work

Why Swiss Re

Swiss Re combines financial strength and risk expertise to deliver innovative solutions to our clients. While what we do is important, how we work with clients is just as valuable. We understand that our clients bring deep knowledge of their markets and customers, while we bring a wider risk perspective working across segments around the global. This collaboration yields better solutions to our client's risk-management needs. In short, we're smarter together.

Throughout our 155-year history we have helped our clients withstand natural and man-made disasters, and economic crises. We've achieved this by living our core values of client centricity, agility, team spirit, passion to perform, and integrity.


Our business units

Swiss Re has two Business Units, each providing products and services to distinct client segments. Both have the common goal of closing protection gaps to make the world more resilient.



Swiss Re is committed to a long-term perspective and supports sustainable progress for the benefit of our clients and society. Learn more about how we're doing this.


Governance and compliance

Swiss Re is committed to the highest professional and ethical standards, adherence to all applicable legal and regulatory requirements, and its corporate values.

Cultural Engagements

At Swiss Re, cultural engagement is all about inspiration and excitement. Find out more about what we're sponsoring.
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Careers at Swiss Re

Swiss Re provides a broad range of careers, from technical insurance areas to functional business specialties. Learn more about the benefits of joining us and current openings at our Careers section
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Tech and Innovation

Become part of Swiss Re’s tech and data-driven ecosystem. Innovate together with our network of experts and partners to make the world more resilient.

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Annual report 2021 ​Partnering for Progress