Baloise and Anthemis to collaborate on fintech investments

Basel/London, February 28, 2017. The Baloise Group is entering into an investment partnership with Anthemis Group, an investment and advisory firm. Baloise intends to make CHF 50 million available for investing in European, UK and US-based start-ups that have the potential to drive forward Baloise's digital revolution.

At the 2016 Investor Day, Baloise announced that it was stepping up its investment in digital processes, services and products as part of its Simply Safe strategy and would be teaming up with Anthemis.

Anthemis Group, a leading advisor in the field of digital financial services, is an ideal investment partner for Baloise. Through Anthemis, Baloise will make targeted investments of up to CHF 50 million in strategically relevant start-ups.

Gert De Winter, Baloise Group CEO, says: "We could not have found a better partner than Anthemis, as can be seen from its expertise and success in evaluating fintech start-ups and advising on investments in such businesses. Baloise now has a unique opportunity to benefit from the Anthemis Group's knowledge of innovation in digital financial services and to utilise it in the implementation of the Simply Safe strategy."

Nadeem Shaikh, founder and CEO of Anthemis says: "It is now clearer than ever before that innovation can be driven forward more quickly in the form of cooperation between established companies and start-ups. That is why we are absolutely delighted to be working with Baloise in order to bring about fundamental changes in the insurance industry."

Contact details for Anthemis

Anthemis Group, 44 Great Marlborough Street, W1F 7JL, London, UK
Website: www.anthemis.com
Email: marketing@anthemis.com
Media relations: Tel +44 20 3653 0100

Contact

Portrait Roberto Brunazzi

Roberto Brunazzi

Head of Media Relations

Phone

+41 58 285 82 14

Email

media.relations@baloise.com
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Marc Kaiser

Head of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

Phone

+41 58 285 81 81

Email

marc.kaiser@baloise.com

Die Baloise Group ist mehr als eine traditionelle Versicherung. Im Fokus ihrer Geschäftstätigkeit stehen die sich wandelnden Sicherheits- und Dienstleistungsbedürfnisse der Gesellschaft im digitalen Zeitalter. Die rund 7'300 Baloise Mitarbeitenden fokussieren sich deshalb auf die Wünsche ihrer Kunden. Ein optimaler Kundenservice sowie innovative Produkte und Dienstleistungen machen die Baloise zur ersten Wahl für alle Menschen, die sich einfach sicher fühlen wollen. Im Herzen von Europa mit Sitz in Basel, agiert die Baloise Group als Anbieterin von Präventions-, Vorsorge-, Assistance- und Versicherungslösungen. Ihre Kernmärkte sind die Schweiz, Deutschland, Belgien und Luxemburg. In der Schweiz fungiert sie mit der Baloise Bank SoBa zudem als fokussierte Finanzdienstleisterin, einer Kombination von Versicherung und Bank. Das Geschäft mit innovativen Vorsorgeprodukten für Privatkunden in ganz Europa betreibt die Baloise mit ihrem Kompetenzzentrum von Luxemburg aus. Die Aktie der Bâloise Holding AG ist im Hauptsegment an der SIX Swiss Exchange kotiert.

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