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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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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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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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Press releases

  • 2016-08-04 | Half-yearly Financial Report 2016: Hannover Re well on track to achieve its full-year targets

    Net income for first half-year: EUR 486.1 million (EUR 531.9 million) Gross premium in line with expectations, currency-adjusted -1.5% Net ... 
  • 2016-05-10 | Hannover Re: Annual General Meeting adopts all proposed resolutions

    The Annual General Meeting approved the proposal of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board to pay a gross dividend of EUR 4.75 per share for the ... 
  • 2016-05-10 | Quarterly Statement as at 31 March 2016: Hannover Re makes good start to the 2016 financial year

    Group net income rises by 12.7% to EUR 271.2 million (EUR 240.7 million) after elimination of a positive special effect from the previous year ... 
  • 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: ... 

Half-yearly Financial Report 2016


Half-yearly Financial Report 2016


Conference call on Half-yearly Financial Report 2016


Hannover Re's 2015 Property & Casualty Reserves

Interview with CFO Roland Vogel

on Half-yearly Financial Report 2016

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50 years Hannover Re


Hannover Re Group at a glance


Hannover Re 1966-2016


50 years somewhat different

Major losses



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

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

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

  • 2017-03-09 | Analysts' Conference

  • 2017-03-09 | Annual Results Press Conference

  • 2017-05-10 | Interim Report 1/2017