Swiss Life has started the 2022 financial year well:

  • Fee income: CHF 579 million (plus 14% in local currency)
  • Premiums: CHF 6.9 billion (plus 3% in local currency)
  • Direct investment income: CHF 0.97 billion (previous year: CHF 0.95 billion); non-annualised direct investment yield: 0.6% (previous year: 0.6%); net investment yield on a non-annualised basis: 0.9% (previous year: 0.7%)
  • Net new assets of Swiss Life Asset Managers in TPAM business: CHF 1.2 billion; assets under management in TPAM business as at the end of March 2022: CHF 102.3 billion - stable compared to year-end 2021
  • SST ratio as at 1 January 2022: 223% (1.1.2021: 197%)

"We were able to increase both fee income and premiums in all divisions," says Patrick Frost, Group CEO of Swiss Life. "I am pleased with the good start to our new ‛Swiss Life 2024’ Group-wide programme, with which we want to continue our successful development of recent years."

Increased fee income and premiums in all divisions
The Swiss Life Group further expanded its fee business in the first quarter of 2022 and generated fee income totalling CHF 579 million (previous year: CHF 527 million). The growth of 14% in local currency is due to Swiss Life Asset Managers (+20%), to own and third-party products and services (+12%) and to owned IFAs (+2%). The Group generated premiums of CHF 6.86 billion in the first three months (previous year: CHF 6.80 billion), an increase of 3% in local currency.

In its home market of Switzerland, Swiss Life achieved premiums of CHF 4.3 billion, which corresponds to growth of 1%. The assets under management in semi-autonomous business were increased to CHF 6.3 billion as at the end of March 2022 (year-end 2021: CHF 5.6 billion); this business is largely not reported as premiums. In fee business, the Switzerland Division generated revenues of CHF 83 million (previous year: CHF 82 million). Swiss Life in France posted premiums of CHF 1.9 billion, an 8% rise in local currency. In life business, premiums rose by 9% and the share of unit-linked solutions was 61% (previous year: 57%). Fee income rose by 25% in local currency to CHF 111 million. In Germany, premiums were up 5% in local currency to CHF 390 million. Fee income was up 3% in local currency to CHF 160 million, despite the extraordinarily strong previous year; the advisor base was expanded further. The International market unit posted premiums of CHF 272 million and was thus, in local currency, 2% above the previous year. In fee business, income was up 12% in local currency to CHF 87 million.

Swiss Life Asset Managers achieved net new assets in TPAM business of CHF 1.2 billion in the first three months of 2022 (previous year: CHF 2.9 billion). Assets under management as at the end of March 2022 amounted to CHF 102.3 billion (year-end 2021: CHF 102.8 billion). Swiss Life Asset Managers achieved fee income totalling CHF 241 million in the first three months of 2022. The 20% growth in local currency was also supported by an acquisition, closed in the previous year. TPAM business made a contribution of CHF 149 million (+33% in local currency).

Stable direct investment income and solvency
Swiss Life generated direct investment income of CHF 0.97 billion in the first quarter of 2022 (previous year: CHF 0.95 billion). The non-annualised direct investment yield was 0.6% in the first quarter of 2022 (previous year: 0.6%), the net investment yield on a non-annualised basis came to 0.9% (previous year: 0.7%). As communicated previously with the publication of the financial condition report, the Swiss Life Group reported an SST ratio of 223% as at 1 January 2022 (1.1.2021: 197%). Swiss Life currently estimates its SST ratio at the same level as at the beginning of the year. The solvency ratio is thus above the ambition range of 140 to 190%.

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Key figures as at 31 March 2022

IFRS basis, unaudited

Q1 2022

Q1 2021


(in local currency)






  • Gross written premiums, policy fees and deposits received

4 324

4 302



  • Fee income









  • Gross written premiums, policy fees and deposits received

1 879

1 835



  • Fee income









  • Gross written premiums, policy fees and deposits received





  • Fee income









  • Gross written premiums, policy fees and deposits received





  • Fee income





Asset Managers




  • Fee income





  • Net new assets in third-party business

1 233

2 918



  • Assets under management TPAM

102 270

102 8412




  • Gross written premiums, policy fees and deposits received

6 858

6 799



  • Fee income





1 Gross written premiums, policy fees and deposits received: Total includes intersegment eliminations of CHF -6 m in Q1 2022 and CHF -6 m in Q1 2021; fee income: Total includes Other and intersegment eliminations of CHF -102 m in Q1 2022 and CHF -97 m in Q1 2021

2 As at 31 December 2021


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The Swiss Life Group is one of Europe's leading comprehensive life and pensions and financial solutions providers. In its core markets of Switzerland, France and Germany, Swiss Life offers individuals and corporations comprehensive and individual advice plus a broad range of own and partner products through its sales force and distribution partners such as brokers and banks.

Swiss Life Select, Tecis, Horbach, Proventus, Fincentrum and Chase de Vere advisors choose suitable products for customers from the market according to the Best Select approach. Swiss Life Asset Managers offers institutional and private investors access to investment and asset management solutions. Swiss Life provides multinational corporations with employee benefits solutions and high net worth individuals with structured life and pensions products.

Swiss Life Holding Ltd, registered in Zurich, was founded in 1857 as Schweizerische Rentenanstalt. The shares of Swiss Life Holding Ltd are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SLHN). The Swiss Life Group also includes various subsidiaries. The Group employs a workforce of around 10 000 and has at its disposal a distribution network of over 17 000 advisors.

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