Last week, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens visited the headquarters of Swiss Re, a global reinsurance firm, in Zurich, Switzerland, and today he announced the company would be relocating more than 400 jobs to Kansas City, Missouri.
“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 is a global leader in the insurance industry, and they’ll be a great fit here in Missouri,” said Rob Dixon, acting director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. “Kansas City’s vibrant community continues to attract top-tier companies, and we look forward to welcoming Swiss Re to the business community.”
More than 236,000 people, or 8.7 percent of our workforce, are employed in occupations related to financial services in Missouri. And we are home to the second highest concentration of financial securities brokers in the nation and a global leader in the reinsurance industry.
Edward Jones, Wells Fargo Advisors, Scottrade, American Century Investments, RGA, Citi Mortgage, MasterCard’s global operations center, and other financial services leaders currently call Missouri home. We also have depth of talent in financial services, with more than 40 colleges and universities offering bachelor’s degrees or higher in Finance, Financial Management and Accounting.
For more information on Missouri’s financial services industry check out our industry webpage, or contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, with any questions you might have, and learn how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion needs.