Swiss Re reveals modest growth in UK group death benefits and income protection, and substantial growth in critical illness in 2008

Swiss Re reveals modest growth in UK group death benefits and income protection, and substantial growth in critical illness in 2008
Today, Swiss Re launches a new report covering the latest trends in group risk business in the UK. Based on data contributed to Swiss Re by the UK’s leading group risk providers, Group Watch 2009 […]

Swiss Re appoints Agostino Galvagni as Chief Operating Officer - Swiss Re delivers against key priorities: focus on core business, reinforce financial strength and simplify the organisation

Swiss Re appoints Agostino Galvagni as Chief Operating Officer - Swiss Re delivers against key priorities: focus on core business, reinforce financial strength and simplify the organisation
Swiss Re announced today that it has named Agostino Galvagni as Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Committee, effective 1 May 2009. To enhance the company’s leading […]

Afghanistan project wins 2009 International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management

Afghanistan project wins 2009 International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management
An Afghanistan-based project with the dual goal of preventing downstream flood damage, and increasing land productivity through holistic watershed management, has won the seventh Swiss Re 2009 International ReSource Award for sustainable watershed management. The project will receive prize money of USD 150 000. The […]

New Swiss Re sigma study: 2008 one of the worst years for catastrophe losses

New Swiss Re sigma study: 2008 one of the worst years for catastrophe losses
17 Mar 2009
2008 was one of the worst years for catastrophe losses. More than 240 500 people lost their lives. Insurers across the sector paid out USD 52.5bn to compensate for property claims, and the total impact on the economy caused […]

Swiss Re shareholders approve all proposals put forward by the Board of Directors at the 145th Annual General Meeting

Swiss Re shareholders approve all proposals put forward by the Board of Directors at the 145th Annual General Meeting
13 Mar 2009
At Swiss Re’s Annual General Meeting today in Zurich, shareholders approved all proposals put forward by the Board of Directors. In particular, shareholders approved the creation of conditional capital to secure the necessary underlying […]

Terms of the convertible perpetual capital instrument to be issued to Berkshire Hathaway finalised

Terms of the convertible perpetual capital instrument to be issued to Berkshire Hathaway finalised
13 Mar 2009
Swiss Re announced today that the main terms of the convertible perpetual capital instrument to be issued to Berkshire Hathaway have been finalised. As we previously announced, Berkshire Hathaway had agreed in principle to make a CHF 3.0 billion […]

Peter Forstmoser to resign from the Board of Directors as of 1 May 2009 - Board of Directors nominates Walter B. Kielholz as new Chairman - Mathis Cabiallavetta nominated as new Vice Chairman

Peter Forstmoser to resign from the Board of Directors as of 1 May 2009 - Board of Directors nominates Walter B. Kielholz as new Chairman - Mathis Cabiallavetta nominated as new Vice Chairman
09 Mar 2009
Peter Forstmoser, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swiss Re, has decided to resign from the Board. He is […]

Kaspar Villiger resigns as a member of Swiss Re’s Board of Directors with effect from 13 March 2009

Kaspar Villiger resigns as a member of Swiss Re’s Board of Directors with effect from 13 March 2009
04 Mar 2009
Following Kaspar Villiger’s nomination for election as Chairman of the UBS Board of Directors today, Mr Villiger will resign as a member of Swiss Re’s Board of Directors with effect from 13 March 2009, the […]

Governments should boost efforts to improve risk management, says OECD

Governments should boost efforts to improve risk management, says OECD
25 Feb 2009
Governments should improve how they prioritise efforts to prepare for large-scale disasters and work more closely with the private sector to ensure they can deal with crises quickly and cost-effectively, according to a new OECD report.
‘Innovation in country risk management’, produced in […]

Swiss Re’s new sigma study explores scenario planning for insurers

Swiss Re’s new sigma study explores scenario planning for insurers
24 Feb 2009
Insurers are increasingly using scenario analysis to evaluate multiple risks, but the industry could do more to fully exploit state-of-the-art approaches, according to Swiss Re’s new sigma study.
Scenario analysis helps insurers make business decisions by considering a number of potential future […]