Hannover Re's representative office in Rio de Janeiro (RO Rio) is operated by the 100%-owned service company Hannover Rück SE Escritório de Representação no Brasil Ltda.

The sole purpose of RO Rio is rendering of representation services for Hannover Re in Brazil.

The underwriting authority solely remains with Hannover Re in Germany.

On July 16, 2008, Hannover Re received the admitted reinsurer license for Brazil by the Brazilian Supervisory Authority SUSEP and is today one of the 5 most important reinsurers in the Brazilian market.