Historic Dates – a chronologic overview about Swiss Life's most important happenings from the beginning until today.

Events and milestones

2018
  • Take-over of BEOS
  • Take-over of Fincentrum
2016
  • Take-over of Mayfair Capital
2014
  • Take-over of Corpus Sireo
2013
  • AWD becomes Swiss Life Select
2008
  • AWD Group is part of Swiss Life Group
  • Branch office set up in Singapore
  • Sales location set up in Dubai
  • Subsidiaries in Belgium and the Netherlands sold
2007
  • CapitalLeben in Liechtenstein acquired
  • Sale of ERISA and ERISA IARD in France
  • Sale of Banca del Gottardo
2006
  • Italian subsidiary sold
2005
  • Integration life operations of «La Suisse» into Swiss Life
  • Subsidiary set up in Liechtenstein
2004
  • Swiss Life UK life business sold
  • Simplified brand structure and new corporate identity for Swiss Life
2003
  • Spanish subsidiary sold
  • Schweizerische Treuhandgesellschaft STG sold

2002

  • Swiss Life Holding set up
  • Exchange of Swiss Life/Rentenanstalt shares
2001
  • Properties belonging to Oscar Weber Holding AG acquired
2000
  • Schweizerische Treuhandgesellschaft STG acquired
1999
  • Lloyd Continental (France) acquired
  • UTO Albis acquired
  • Banca del Gottardo acquired
  • UBS's 49% stake in Livit Ltd acquired
1998
  • Swiss/Life Rentenanstalt shares in Swiss Market Index
1997
  • Transformation into public limited company
1988
  • Lausanne-based «La Suisse» acquired
1987
  • Subsidiary set up in Italy
1985
  • Subsidiary set up in Luxembourg
1975
  • Subsidiary set up in Spain
1967
  • Subsidiary set up in Great Britain
1962
  • Initial launch of Swiss Life Network
1955
  • Branch established in Belgium
1901
  • Branch established in the Netherlands
1898
  • Branch established in France
1866
  • Branch established in Germany
1857
  • Schweizerische Rentenanstalt established in Zurich

Initial Articles of Association

In accordance with the initial Articles of Association, the purpose of the "Schweizerische Rentenanstalt" was to offer:

  • life annuities
  • life insurance

Originally, the company was similar in form to a foundation and later became a mutual insurance company.