Planning certainty

The challenge of demographics

Life expectancy is increasing around the globe – a major challenge for governments, enterprises and life insurers. As a reinsurer, we make future pension obligations estimable.

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Global player

In 50 years to number 3

In 1966 the foundation of Hannover Re was laid in Bochum as the in-house reinsurer of an industrial mutual insurer. Today, we are the third-largest reinsurer in the world – with locations on every continent.

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Actuarial know-how

Not just for natural disasters

In 1982, when quota share arrangements were still the norm, Hannover Re increasingly began to focus on non-proportional business. To this day we continue to invest in building our actuarial know-how so as to ensure a differentiated approach to risk evaluation.

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“somewhat different”

Our self-image

Going about things differently to others – that is exactly what sets us apart. And it has done from the very outset, even though it was not until 2005 that this motto was adopted as an expression of the entire Hannover Re Group's self-image.

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Press releases

  • 2016-03-10 | Annual Report 2015: Hannover Re posts fourth consecutive record year

    Group net income increases by 16.7% to EUR 1.15 billion (EUR 985.6 million) Gross premium growth: +18.8%; currency-adjusted: +8.7% Dividend ... 
  • 2016-02-03 | Hannover Re largely satisfied with outcome of 1 January treaty renewals in property and casualty reinsurance

    Markets remain highly competitive, but rate quality for the most part still acceptable Pleasing outcomes in US business and in the German ... 
  • 2015-11-04 | Interim Report 3/2015: Hannover Re well on track for a very pleasing year-end result

    Group net income +13.0%: EUR 786.0 million (EUR 695.4 million) Gross premium growth (currency-adjusted): +10.0% Return on equity: ... 
  • 2015-10-19 | Hannover Re subsidiary expects rising demand for reinsurance in the German market

    E+S Rück anticipates rising demand overall for reinsurance covers in the upcoming treaty renewals as at 1 January 2016.
  • 2015-09-14 | Reinsurance conference in Monte Carlo: Hannover Re anticipates rising demand in treaty renewals as at 1 January 2016

    Hannover Re expects the pressure on prices and conditions to ease in the round of treaty renewals as at 1 January 2016. Rising demand for reinsurance ... 
  • 2015-08-05 | Hannover Re Group receives BaFin approval for its internal capital model

    Hannover Re Group has received the approval of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) to calculate its solvency capital requirements ... 

Annual Report 2015


Annual Report 2015


Annual Results Press Conference 2015 (German)


Analysts' Conference on Annual Results 2015

Interview with CFO Roland Vogel

Annual Report 2015

50 years Hannover Re


Hannover Re Group at a glance


Hannover Re 1966-2016


50 years somewhat different

Major losses


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  • 2016-05-10 | Annual General Meeting

    Hannover Congress Centrum Theodor-Heuss-Platz 1-3 30175 Hannover
  • 2016-05-10 | Interim Report 1/2016

    Publication: 07.00 a.m. CEST

  • 2016-08-04 | Interim Report 2/2016

  • 2016-10-20 | 19th International Investors' Day

  • 2016-11-10 | Interim Report 3/2016

  • 2017-02-02 | 1 January Property & Casualty Treaty Renewals