UK Markets close in 5 hrs 34 mins
  • FTSE 100

    -20.40 (-0.28%)
  • FTSE 250

    +11.14 (+0.05%)
  • AIM

    -0.44 (-0.04%)

    -0.0013 (-0.11%)

    -0.0023 (-0.1656%)

    +1,411.51 (+3.03%)
  • CMC Crypto 200

    +85.57 (+5.78%)
  • S&P 500

    +16.56 (+0.37%)
  • DOW

    +152.04 (+0.43%)

    0.00 (0.00%)
  • NIKKEI 225

    -546.97 (-1.87%)

    -118.49 (-0.45%)
  • DAX

    -15.10 (-0.10%)
  • CAC 40

    -20.15 (-0.30%)

Back to a self-determined life – but the pandemic is weighing on optimism and financial confidence

·6-min read

EQS Group-News: Swiss Life Holding AG / Key word(s): Miscellaneous
14.10.2021 / 09:00

Zurich, 14 October 2021

Shaping your own life and being able to decide freely is a universal human need and also leads to greater satisfaction and financial confidence. Self-determination has become even more important for people in Switzerland with the experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, echoes of the pandemic are resonating: only one in three respondents is looking to the future with unconditional optimism. Financial confidence is thus also reduced: one quarter fewer people than in the previous year view their own financial situation at retirement as positive.

Swiss Life 2021 self-determination barometer: the key findings

Back to a self-determined life (PDF)

Self-determination and financial confidence (PDF)

Further contributions and studies by Swiss Life on the self-determined life
'The self-determined life' is the purpose of Swiss Life. Swiss Life regularly presents interviews with experts, inspiring articles and representative surveys. All contributions and studies can be found online at

Swiss Life self-determination barometer
Swiss Life enables people to lead a self-determined life. In this context the company launched the Swiss Life self-determination barometer in 2019. This addresses the question of how self-determined people feel, what factors are involved and how they expect their degree of self-determination to develop in the future. Swiss Life and market research company Bilendi surveyed about 1000 people between the ages of 18 and 79 in Switzerland online from 28 June to 8 July 2021 for the 2021 self-determination barometer. Besides Switzerland, representative surveys for the Swiss Life self-determination barometer are also conducted in France, Germany and Austria.


Media Relations
Phone +41 43 284 77 77

Investor Relations
Phone +41 43 284 52 76

Follow us on Twitter

Further information
All our media releases can be found at

Swiss Life
The Swiss Life Group is one of Europe's leading comprehensive life and pensions and financial solutions providers. In its core markets of Switzerland, France and Germany, Swiss Life offers individuals and corporations comprehensive and individual advice plus a broad range of own and partner products through its sales force and distribution partners such as brokers and banks.

Swiss Life Select, Tecis, Horbach, Proventus, Fincentrum and Chase de Vere advisors choose suitable products for customers from the market according to the Best Select approach. Swiss Life Asset Managers offers institutional and private investors access to investment and asset management solutions. Swiss Life provides multinational corporations with employee benefits solutions and high net worth individuals with structured life and pensions products.

Swiss Life Holding Ltd, registered in Zurich, was founded in 1857 as Schweizerische Rentenanstalt. The shares of Swiss Life Holding Ltd are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SLHN). The subsidiaries Livit, Corpus Sireo, Beos, Mayfair Capital and Fontavis are also part of the Swiss Life Group. The Group employs a workforce of around 9500 and has at its disposal a distribution network of some 15 000 advisors.

Cautionary statement regarding forward-looking information
This publication contains specific forward-looking statements, e.g. statements including terms like 'believe', 'assume', 'expect' or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors. These may result in a substantial divergence between the actual results, developments and expectations of Swiss Life and those explicitly or implicitly described in these forward-looking statements. Given these uncertainties, the reader is reminded that these statements are merely projections and should not be overvalued. Neither SwissLife nor its Members of the Board of Directors, executive managers, managers, employees or external advisors nor any other person associated with Swiss Life or with any other relationship to the company makes any express or implied representation or warranty as to the correctness or completeness of the information contained in this publication. SwissLife and the abovementioned persons shall not be liable under any circumstances for any direct or indirect loss resulting from the use of this information. Furthermore, Swiss Life undertakes no obligation to publicly update or change any of these forward-looking statements, or to adjust them to reflect new information, future events, developments or similar.

End of Media Release




Swiss Life Holding AG

General-Guisan-Quai 40

8022 Zürich











SIX Swiss Exchange

EQS News ID:


End of News

EQS Group News Service

show this
show this
Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting