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Swiss Life Insurance


By : Ririn Sholiha


Historical story and notions of Swiss Life Insurance

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The Swiss Life Group is the largest life insurance company of Switzerland. The company is headquartered in Zurich. The Swiss Life Group has 7,500 employees and has assets under management of approximately CHF 133 billion in 2010.

The Swiss Life Group is one of the life insurance, retirement and comprehensive financial solutions leading provider in Europe. In the core markets of Switzerland, France and Germany, Swiss Life offers individuals and companies’ comprehensive advice, as well as individuals who added their own range of products and partners through sales force and distribution partners such as brokers and banks.

Swiss Life AWD choose acting under brands until April 2013, tecis , HORBACH , PROVENTUS and Chase de Vere , advisor to select suitable products to customers of the market according to Select the best approach . Swiss Life Asset Manager offers institutional and private investors access to investment solutions and asset management. Swiss Life provides multinational corporations with employee benefits solutions and high net worth individuals with a structured life and pension products.

Furthermore, Swiss Life Holding Ltd, which registered in Zurich, was founded in 1857 as Schweizerische Rentenanstalt . Shares of Swiss Life Holding Ltd are listed on the SIX of Swiss Exchanges (SLHN). The Swiss Life Group employs about 7000 people, with 4600 of them are certified financial advisor.

Thus had the notion of Swiss Life, next we will give the history of the insurance company’s inception :

Beginning insurance company was founded by Conrad Widmer is to establish Schweizerische Rentenanstalt in 1857 as the first life insurance company in Switzerland . Alfred Escher is integrally involved in the development of cooperatives. The company’s goal is to provide the Swiss family foundation is strong enough to provide insurance against the uncertainties of life. In 1866 Widmer obtain permission in Prussia. A year later, the establishment of an annuity has business operations in Hamburg and Bremen. German branch split off from the company’s Zurich handwrite all existing policies. Starting in 1894, the establishment was one of the first insurance agencies that offer employment insurance. Between 1866 and 1987, Rentenanstalt extended to Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, England, Spain, Luxembourg, and Italy. In 1988 took over the insurance company La Suisse in Lausanne.

In 1997 under the management of Martin Lopez , Rentenanstalt changed from a cooperative into a public company . In 1998 Rentenstalt or Swiss Life shares debuted on the SMI index. Swiss Life then go forward on the expansion strategy of getting Livit , which was started in 1999 by Banca del Gottardo , Lloyd Continental and UTO Albis , in 2000 by Schweizerische Treuhandgesellschaft . As for taking over the real estate property of Oscar Weber Holding AG began in 2001. Finally, in 2002, a new acquisition just has stopped as the company restructure.

In 2003, the company changed its name to Swiss Life for all company operations except in the Netherlands where it is still under the old name Zwitser Leven. Sell UK operations to Resolution Life Group in December 2004.

In November of 2007, Switzerland Banca del Gottardo Life sold for 1775000000 CHF . On December 3, 2007 , the Swiss Life announced that it had launched a takeover bid for AWD Holding . On March 13, 2008 , Swiss Life has managed to gain a total of 86.2 % of the AWD .

That was a bit of history and understanding of the company Swiss Life Insurance, as for the products offered by insurance companies are:

Swiss Life offers both individuals and companies a wide range of policies, including disability insurance, accident insurance and annuity insurance and life insurance. For an area that is in the field of life insurance business , risk , pensions and financial solutions for private and corporate clients , health insurance ( France only ) , asset management . For those of you interested in the products provided by Swiss Life or want to know more clearly you can contact at :

Swiss Life Ltd
General- Guisan – Quai 40
P.O. Box
8022 Zurich
Phone : + 41 43 284 33 11
Fax : + 41 43 284 63 11
E – mail : info.com @ swisslife.ch


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