Dublin, Ireland

Property & Casualty

Hannover Re is one of the largest providers of tailor-made reinsurance solutions worldwide. Thanks to our many years of experience and our actuarial, balance sheet, accounting and underwriting expertise, our clients are able to profit from reinsurance solutions that are optimally tailored to their needs and can access a comprehensive range of services. Our product range is geared to reducing and optimising the cost of capital for our ceding companies.

Hannover Re's Structured Reinsurance expertise commenced in the late 1970s. When in the 1980s time and distance covers were still considered state-of-the-art balance sheet management tools, Hannover Re had already designed and led complex blended transactions with significant insurance risk transfer.

The geographical scope was successfully broadened in the mid-1990s to become a worldwide provider of customised solutions. Today, we are structuring and underwriting transactions to protect values, earnings, and surplus of insurance companies in the most comprehensive way.

Our reinsurance solutions

  • Advanced solutions
  • Structured reinsurance
  • Tailor-made solutions
  • Aggregate covers

In particular we can assist you with…

  • The management of capital constraints as a result of change in ownership, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, rating procedures or temporary rating strain (credit enhancement)
  • The freeing up of capital from discontinued lines of business or portfolios taken over as part of an acquisition (loss portfolio transfers/adverse development cover)
  • Reinsurance that interacts with or replaces equalisation reserves: stop loss concepts to protect calendar-year results
  • Motor liability and/or general liability excess of loss sublayers
  • Lower layers covering natural catastrophe exposures
  • Quota shares: strong growth vs. solvency requirements
  • Multi-year stop loss protections as hybrid financing

Most of our transactions are written with a 100% share or we act as lead reinsurer - and always in full compliance with all relevant regulatory and accounting requirements.

Advanced solutions

Structured reinsurance

We provide further information on our structured reinsurance offer for property & casualty business worldwide in the "New business solutions" section of the Hannover Re main website.

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Your Contacts

Kathrin Scherff

CEO - HR (Ireland)