22nd November 2020

Swiss Re targets earnings growth in improving market conditions
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Swiss Re continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, supported by a proactive reserving approach and very strong balance sheet.
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At Friday’s Investors’ Day, Swiss Re confirmed its over-the-cycle financial targets and delivered a positive outlook, based on improving market conditions and targeted growth opportunities across the Group’s businesses. The Group will also reiterated its capital management priorities, focusing on superior capitalisation and a stable or increasing dividend.
Swiss Re Group ceo Christian Mumenthaler said “We are optimistic on the outlook for all of our businesses as we see positive momentum in the underlying earnings power of the Group. Our confidence is underpinned by Swiss Re’s capital strength and the proactive approach we have taken to the Group’s COVID-19 reserves. We expect that COVID-19 will remain an earnings and not a capital event for the Group, with declining exposures going forward. We are focused on delivering on our financial targets and capital management priorities. At the same time, our strategy positions Swiss Re for long-term success.“

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