Swiss Re is one of the world s leading and diverse global reinsurance companies. Founded in 1863, Swiss Re is a Switzerland-based company that offers financial services and products for various enterprises. The company provides insurance-based corporate finance solutions and supplementary services for risk management, as well as traditional reinsurance products for life, health, trade, property and casualty. In addition, it offers a spectrum of services related to asset and capital management, industrial and commercial risk insurance, structured investments and commodity markets. With more than 10,000 employees, Swiss Re maintains over 90 offices in nearly 30 countries. The company provides an underwriting manual, a Web-based underwriting tool to more than 80 percent of the insurance firms in the United States. Swiss Re also offers research and development services in emerging trends and strategic challenges in the insurance market.