Helvetia was founded in 1858 and is one of the oldest reinsurers in the world. We stand for reliable insurance and reinsurance services and are one of the three founding companies of the Swiss Reinsurance Company in Zurich who signed its first reinsurance contract ever with Helvetia in 1863.
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Helvetia Insurance, with headquarters in St.Gallen, has grown over the past 160 years to become a successful international insurance and reinsurance group with over 11,500 employees and more than seven million customers. Helvetia is registered with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). The registered shares of Helvetia Holding AG are traded on SIX Swiss Exchange AG in Zurich under the ticker symbol HELN.

Today, Helvetia is Switzerland’s leading Swiss all-lines insurer. With the Europe segment comprising Germany, Italy, Austria and Spain, Helvetia has a second strong pillar. Via its Specialty Markets segment, Helvetia not only has a local presence in Switzerland, France and the Principality of Liechtenstein, but also in Miami for Latin America as well as in Singapore. In this segment, Helvetia offers tailored specialty lines and reinsurance cover. The Active Reinsurance Division is also assigned to this market segment and operates worldwide.

Helvetia‘s success is based on versatile diversification: we have a balanced business mix with respect to the life and non-life business. With a strong domestic market and a strong presence in the European countries, we also have a broad regional base. Moreover, our expertise in marine, engineering and art insurance as well as active reinsurance opens up promising opportunities outside our core markets. With a business volume of CHF 9,713.6 million, Helvetia achieved an IFRS net income after tax of CHF 281.7 million in the 2020 financial year.

The financial objectives specified in Helvetia’s strategy focus on profitability, operational efficiency, solid capitalization over the long term and the ability to pay dividends. Thanks to the company’s performance culture and technical excellence, the digitalization of its processes, its partner capability as well as its leadership and talent management, Helvetia creates the optimal conditions for the successful implementation of its strategy.