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Frequently asked questions and their answers.

When was the company founded?

Swiss Life Holding Ltd, with its head office in Zurich, is the successor to the Schweizerische Rentenanstalt founded in 1857.

In what year did the Swiss Life Group change its legal form?

The transformation of Swiss Life from a mutual company to a public limited company took place in 1997, just before its 140th birthday. The change became legally effective when entered in the Commercial Register on 30 June 1997. More about the history.

What was the price at which the shares were offered at that time?

Shares were distributed to all members of the mutual company free of charge. The number of shares that each received was based on the relative value of their insurance position at that time.

In which business areas and countries is Swiss Life active?

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 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. More about Swiss Life.

How many employees does the Swiss Life Group have?

The Swiss Life Group employs a staff of around 7 000.

Where can I find out more about the Corporate Executive Board and Board of Directors?

Here you will find full details of management and corporate governance.