Facts & figures

The Swiss Re Group is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer.

Dealing direct and working through brokers, our global client base consists of insurance companies, mid-to-large-sized corporations and public sector clients.

From standard products to tailor-made coverage across all lines of business, we deploy our capital strength, expertise and innovation power to enable the risk-taking upon which enterprise and progress in society depend.

Details of 9M 2020 performance

   

9M 2019

9M 2020

9M 2020

excl. COVID-191

Consolidated Group (Total)

Net premiums earned and fee income (USD millions)

28 443

30 164

 
 

Net income/loss (USD millions)

1 343

–691

1 643

 

Return on equity (%, annualised)

6.0

–3.3

7.5

 

Return on investments (%, annualised)

4.3

3.4

 
 

Running yield (%, annualised)

2.9

2.4

 
   

31.12.2019

30.09.2020

 
 

Shareholders' equity (USD millions)

29 251

27 040

29 374

  Book value per share (USD) 100.64 93.56 101.64
   

9M 2019

9M 2020

9M 2020

excl. COVID-19

P&C Reinsurance

Net premiums earned (USD millions)

14 213

15 517

 
 

Net income/loss (USD millions)

880

–201

1 039

  Combined ratio (%) 101.4 110.3 100.1
 

Return on equity (%, annualised)

11.8

–3.2

15.5

L&H Reinsurance

Net premiums earned and fee income (USD millions)

9 494

10 102

 
 

Net income (USD millions)

651 72 620
 

Return on equity (%, annualised)

11.8

1.2

9.7

 

Running yield (%, annualised)

3.4

3.0  
Corporate Solutions

Net premiums earned (USD millions)

3 105

2 994

 
 

Net income/loss (USD millions)

–441

–323

211
  Combined ratio (%) 127.0 118.7 96.0
 

Return on equity (%, annualised)

–29.8

–21.4

12.3

Life Capital

Net premiums earned and fee income (USD millions)

1 631

1 551

 
 

Net income/loss (USD millions)

40

–136

–124

 

Return on equity (%, annualised)

0.9

–4.8

–4.3

 

Gross premiums written – open books (USD millions)

1 550

1 829

 

1This column is for reference only and excludes the impact of claims and reserves established for COVID-19 and the associated estimated tax impacts.