• We increased our participation in SURA Asset Management to 83.58%.
  • We acquire ING's Latin American operation, which includes pension fund and mutual fund managers in five countries. SURA Asset Management is created to manage the acquired operation.
  • We are included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which groups the companies with the best sustainability performance in the world.

We define the provision of diverse financial services and insurance in the Latin American market as our strategic focus.


Conavi and Corfinsura merge with Bancolombia, creating a universal banking group which is the current leader in the Colombian market and is present in 6 countries.

  • We started operating in international markets when we acquired the majority of the company Interoceánica, in Panama.
  • We separated our investment portfolio from the insurance activity. Our stocks for Suramericana de Inversiones (currently Grupo SURA), holding of the affiliate Suramericana de Seguros, was listed in the stock exchange.
  • Banco Industrial Colombiano buys 51% of the shares of Banco de Colombia, and Bancolombia is created.

The professional risk administration company Suratep, now ARL SURA, was created.

  • The pension fund administrator Protección was created.
  • The stock brokerage company Suvalor was established.

The prepaid medicine company Susalud, which later became EPS SURA, was created.

  • We acquired Colombo Mexicana de Inversiones and Sufinanciamiento was created.
  • In association with Cementos Argos, we created Suleasing.
  • Corfinsura was created with the merger of Corporación Financiera Nacional and Corporación Financiera Suramericana.
  • Our Tiger makes its appearance, one of the best positioned characters in Colombian advertising.
  • We acquired Colombo Mexicana de Inversiones and Sufinanciamiento was created.
  • We participated in the creation of Fundación Suramericana, currently Fundación SURA, to implement social responsibility actions.
  • We participated in the creation of Corporación Financiera Industrial Agrícola, which we purchased in its entirety in 1976, and became Corporación Financiera Suramericana.
  • We published the first art book sponsored by Suramericana, which is part of a tradition of cultural support that continues.
  • We reached the figure of 1,000 employees.

We purchased our first computing equipment to process our information.

  • We bought our own headquarters in downtown Medellin.
  • We televised the news program Noticiero Suramericana, which aired for 20 years.
  • The affiliate Suramericana de Seguros de Vida is established.

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