Hannover Rück SE, parent company of Hannover Re Group – or „Hannover Re“, was founded in 1966 and went public in 1994.

The company has its roots in the property and casualty reinsurance business. Today, the business group Property & Casualty is predominantly centralised with underwriting control at Hannover and service provided mostly by travelling underwriters. A worldwide network of subsidiaries, branches and representative offices joins local talent with central management in special business areas, such as facultative, direct and catastrophe XoL business.

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In order to diversify its portfolio, Hannover Re established life and health business as a strategic growth segment in 1990. It acquired US life insurer Reassurance Company of Hannover (RCH), Orlando/Florida and the portfolio of Hamburger Internationale Rückversicherung (HIR). Today, the Life & Health business group operates as a network of reinsurance companies, service companies and branch offices on all continents.

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