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Alternative Capital Partners

A unified centre of expertise

Swiss Re has been a leader in Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) since the market's inception in 1997. We're committed to the development of a market for liquid, transparent and tradable insurance-linked risk products, leveraging our reinsurance and capital markets experience.
Our Alternative Capital Partners division combines the resources and capabilities of the Swiss Re Capital Markets ILS team, our retrocession team, and our investment management teams into a unified center of expertise that seamlessly offers our partners and Swiss Re itself, comprehensive alternative capital solutions tailored to their unique objectives.
Alternative Capital Partners serves a wide variety of clients, from cedant to investor, each looking to benefit from Swiss Re's experience in the market.

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Our clients can partner with us in three different ways:

1. Investment Management

The ACP team builds and fosters direct partnerships between pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, insurers, asset managers and other institutional investors and Swiss Re. We work with investors looking to benefit from our underwriting expertise, experience, and access to the (re)insurance and Insurance-Linked Securities ("ILS") markets. We offer a variety of investment strategies and other tailored solutions which appeal to different risk appetites and return targets. 

Find out more about Investment Management.

2. Catastrophe bond structuring and placement services

Through our strategically located broker/dealers, collectively Swiss Re Capital Markets, we provide structuring and placement services to clients looking to utilize the capital markets to transfer their risk in the form of catastrophe bonds and related products. Our clients, including (re)insurers, governments, corporations, and Swiss Re itself are provided with expertise in both the Property & Casualty (P&C) and Life & Health (L&H) risk markets. We work with investors who are interested in participating directly in the cat bond market, as well as providing secondary market trading, weekly and monthly indicative pricing and performance indices as part of our commitment to the market. 

Find out more about catastrophe bond structuring and placement services.

3. Retrocession and ILWs

Our retrocession structuring teams (both P&C and L&H) are responsible for Swiss Re's retrocession and underwriting hedging programs. We work with a range of counterparties across traditional reinsurance and capital markets to transfer risk in the form of retrocessions and Industry Loss Warranties ("ILWs") to our partners.  

Find out more about retrocession and ILWs.


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The ACP website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an invitation, inducement, offer, commitment, a solicitation of an offer or commitment, or any advice or recommendation, to conclude any transaction, or an offer to buy or sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any security or instrument.  No security or other product or service is offered or will be sold by SRCM in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, purchase or sale would be unlawful under the laws of such jurisdiction. By proceeding to the website, you shall be deemed to have confirmed and represented to us that you are a person into whose possession the information contained on the website may be lawfully delivered in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which you are located.

Swiss Re Capital Markets Corporation (“SRCM Corp”) is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (“SIPC”), and is regulated by the FINRA. Swiss Re Capital Markets Limited (“SRCML”) (Financial Services Register number 187863, VAT Registration Number 244797524) of 30 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP, is a company authorized and regulated in the conduct of its investment business in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) and is entered in the Financial Services Register. Swiss Re Capital Markets Europe S.A. (“SRCME” and, together with SRCM Corp and SRCML, Swiss Re Capital Markets (“SRCM”)) is registered with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register under number B228476, having its registered office at 2a, rue Albert Borschette, L1246 Luxembourg, a company supervised in Luxembourg by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (“CSSF”) and the Commissariat aux Assurances (“CAA”). Swiss Re Insurance-Linked Investment Management Ltd (“SRILIM”) is a manager of collective assets pursuant to the Swiss Federal Act on Financial Institutions (as amended) (the “FinIA”) and is regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA (“FINMA”) and registered as exempt reporting advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Swiss Re Insurance-Linked Investment Advisors Corporation ("SRILIAC") has filed an application to register as an investment advisor with the SEC.[1] 

Persons dealing with SRCML outside the United Kingdom are not covered by all the rules and regulations made for the protection of investors in the United Kingdom and may not have the right to claim through the United Kingdom’s Financial Services Compensation Scheme. The FCA’s website ( and the CSSF’s website ( each contain a wide range of information of specific relevance to United Kingdom and Luxembourg investors, respectively, and provides access to the Financial Services Register and the register of supervised entities in Luxembourg. The information found on such websites is not a part of this website, and any reference to such other website is intended to be a textual reference only and is not intended to create any hyperlink text.

SRCM, SRILIM and SRILIAC are all wholly owned subsidiaries of Swiss Re Ltd. 

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This information herein is not intended for retail clients; it is only intended for eligible sophisticated investors or, in the case of persons based in the U.S., Institutional Investors. The information herein should not be construed as legal, tax or investment advice nor interpreted as recommending any investment in any particular product, instrument or security, and should not be relied on as the sole source of information upon which to base an investment decision. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, SRCM, SRILIM or SRILIAC is not acting as your financial adviser or fiduciary. The information contained in this website was obtained from sources believed to be reliable and any discussions reflect the views and judgment (including illustrations, estimates, opinions, forecasts and projections) of the party or parties that prepared it, as of the date hereof, and is subject to change. The website also includes illustrations, estimates and projections and involves significant elements of subjective judgment, assumptions and analysis. An investment in a fund, security or instrument involves substantial risks as described in the applicable offering documents. No representation is made as to the accuracy or completeness of such information or that all assumptions relating to them have been considered or stated or that such projections or returns will be realized. The returns or performance results may be lower than estimated herein; actual results may vary materially from projected results and past performance does not guarantee future results. ​

SRCM, SRILIM and SRILIAC are not authorized to arrange insurance or reinsurance products, and if any such solutions are required an appropriate entity within Swiss Re group would arrange or provide such products. Certain statements contained herein constitute “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements are based upon certain assumptions which may not be stated herein and assumptions which are inherently uncertain and unpredictable. Actual events may differ from those assumed. All forward-looking statements included herein are based on information available on the date the statements are made and none of SRCM, SRILIM, SRILIAC or its respective affiliates assume any duty to update any forward-looking statement. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that estimated returns or projections can be realized, the forward-looking statements will materialize or that actual results will not be materially different than those presented.


[1] Registration with the SEC does not imply a certain level of skill or training.