First Life Financial Co. Inc., Swiss Life’s exclusive Network Partner in the Philippines since 1996, marks its 50th anniversary in 2009. To celebrate this achievement, representatives of the Swiss Life Network attended a cocktail event in February in Manila.
After a welcome from Peter Coyiuto, President and CEO of First Life, Margrit Schmid, CEO Corporate Solutions and Head of the Swiss Life Network, thanked Mr Coyiuto for the longstanding and excellent partnership between First Life and the Swiss Life Network, and for his personal contribution to this.

Over sixty people attended the event, including Mr. Peter Sutter, the Swiss Ambassador in the Philippines, and representatives of key multinational companies and intermediaries. The lively dinner conversation included a discussion of how employee benefits are rising in importance in the region, reflecting changing social structures, growing life expectancies, and the search for solutions to complement state benefits.