Swiss Re bounces back in Q1 numbers

Swiss Re bounces back on first quarter results | Insurance business America

The head of the group highlights the “resilience of all our core businesses”

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By Terry Gangcuangco

Swiss Re has enjoyed a turnaround, reporting a profitable first quarter after suffering a loss in the same three-month span in 2022.


Net income/(loss) for the first quarter of 2023

Net income/(loss) for the first quarter of 2022

Property and casualty reinsurance

$369 million

$85 million

Life and Health Reinsurance

$174 million

$(230 million)

Corporate Solutions

$168 million

$81 million


$643 million

$(248 million)

The reinsurance giant attributed the increase in P&C Re’s net income to strong pricing improvements and higher investment results, while L&H Re’s result benefited from a sharp decline in COVID-19 claims and higher income from investment.

For Corporate Solutions, the segment’s higher net income was due to continued disciplined underwriting, careful risk selection and appropriate pricing.

“The first quarter results demonstrate the resilience of all of our core businesses, supported by appropriate pricing, higher investment returns and cost discipline,” Group Chief Executive Christian Mumenthaler said.

“In an uncertain macroeconomic environment, we continue to focus on achieving our ambitious earnings target of more than $3 billion for the group by 2023. Successful renewals at P&C Re so far this year and a strong start at L&H Re and Corporate Solutions They support our confidence. , backed by rising interest rates, cost discipline and a very strong capital position.”

In addition, Swiss Re has successfully transitioned to a new structure to create what the CEO called a “simpler and more agile” organization.

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