Governor Greitens announces Swiss Re’s plans to relocate to Missouri

October 25, 2017

Kansas City, MO - Last week, Governor Eric Greitens visited the global headquarters of Swiss Re, a global reinsurance firm, in Zurich, Switzerland. Today, Governor Greitens announced that Swiss Re plans to relocate its Overland Park, KS operations of about 400 jobs to Kansas City, MO in late 2018.

“My job is to fight for jobs,” said Governor Greitens. “I’m proud to say that our work is getting results. We're taking the state in a new direction, with more jobs and higher pay.”

"We're excited about our move to downtown Kansas City, Missouri. This is as an opportunity to be closer to our lead U.S. regulator and update our workspace to meet the work needs of today," said Eric Smith President and CEO, Swiss Re Americas. "Kansas City is a great location for our company, and we look forward to partnering with Missouri."

Swiss Re is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. Dealing directly and working through brokers, its global client base consists of insurance companies, mid-to-large-sized corporations and public sector clients. Swiss Re deploys its capital strength, expertise, and innovation to enable risk-taking upon which enterprise and progress in society depend. Founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, Swiss Re serves clients through a network of nearly 80 offices globally and is rated "AA-" by Standard & Poor's, "Aa3" by Moody's and "A+" by A.M. Best.

Rob Dixon, acting director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, added: “Swiss Re is a global leader in the insurance industry, and they’ll be a great fit here in Missouri. Kansas City’s vibrant community continues to attract top-tier companies, and we look forward to welcoming Swiss Re to the business community.”

Kansas City, MO continues its strong growth for 2017. The city was recently ranked third on Glassdoor’s list of “25 Best Cities for Jobs 2017”, and ranked fourth on ZipRecruiter’s list of “Best Cities to Work in 2017.”

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