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Brand and history of Swiss Life

Almost 160 years of experience stand behind our position as a leading provider of comprehensive life and pensions and financial solutions. We pursue our mission with a clear strategy and support our customers so they can lead a longer self-determined life with confidence. Yesterday, today and tomorrow. The future starts here.

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Historic Dates

A chronologic overview about Swiss Life's most important happenings from the beginning until today.

Events and milestones

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
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.