As the world's leading and most diversified global reinsurer, Swiss Re offers financial services products that enable risk taking essential to enterprise and progress. The group's position as preferred partner in the risk transfer industry is based on value propositions that comprise risk expertise, global reach, scale, diversification, strong capitalization and resilience over the long term. Founded in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1863, Swiss Re serves clients through a network of 56 offices globally. The company's traditional reinsurance products and related services for property and casualty, as well as for the life and health business, are complemented by insurance-based corporate finance solutions and supplementary services for comprehensive risk management. Swiss Re is a pioneer and leader in insurance securitization, transferring natural catastrophe, mortality and other insurance risks to the capital markets to free up capital and provide a new source of capacity for the industry.