Hannover Re News

Dutch Insurer Weighs Cutting Cover for Gambling, Arms, Nuclear Power

Europe’s biggest insurers refuse to sell policies to coal miners and arms producers. A Dutch firm may go further by denying coverage to gambling companies and nuclear-power generators. The asset-management arm of ASR Nederland NV already has a list of …

Henchoz Succeeds Wallin as Hannover Re’s Chief Executive Officer

Hannover Re announced that Jean-Jacques Henchoz has stepped into the role of chief executive officer, succeeding Ulrich Wallin who is retiring. Prior to joining Hannover Re, Henchoz had been in charge of the region Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) …

Hannover Re Cuts Exposure to Coal-Based Risks, Limiting Investments, Underwriting

Hannover Re announced it is scaling back its exposure to coal-fired power plants and coal mines, joining a growing list of re/insurers that have made similar moves. In addition to excluding coal-based projects from its investment portfolio, Hannover Re said, …

Hannover Re Offers Match-Making Service for Insurtechs, Insurers Called ‘hr | equarium’

Insurtech companies across the globe have created an abundance of innovative solutions and services that span the insurance value chain. However, the challenge for both insurers and insurtechs is how to find the best match. That’s why Hannover Re has …

China’s Ping An Invests $47M in German Fintech Incubator Finleap

Ping An Insurance Group Co., China’s biggest insurer by market value, led investors in injecting 41.5 million euros ($47 million) into Germany’s Finleap GmbH in its latest round of funding. The Chinese behemoth’s $1 billion-Global Voyager Fund led the investment …

Hannover Re Executive Board Member Graeber Dies

Hannover Re’s long-serving executive board member Juergen Graeber passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Nov. 9, 2018 at the age of 62. “We are deeply shocked by the news of his unexpected death,” said Ulrich Wallin, chief executive officer of …

Hannover Re’s CEO Wallin to Retire, Succeeded by Swiss Re’s Henchoz

Hannover Re announced that Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Wallin will retire following the company’s annual general meeting on May 8, 2019. He will be succeeded on that date by Jean-Jacques Henchoz (53), who has been appointed as a member of …

HDI Global, Hannover Re Merge Units to Create Specialty Insurance Joint Venture

Hannover Re and HDI Global SE are merging their specialty activities in a new joint venture. The new company, HDI Global Specialty SE, will write agency and specialty insurance business in lines such as errors & omissions liability insurance, directors’ …

Australia’s IAG Forms Capital-Releasing Deals with Munich Re, Swiss Re, Hannover Re

Insurance Australia Group Ltd. said on Friday it will share 12.5 percent of its premiums and costs with Munich Re, Swiss Re and Hannover Re, in a series of deals that will release capital for Australia’s biggest general insurer. The …

Hannover Re Sells Entire Stock Portfolio to Pay for Catastrophe Claims

For Hannover Re, the world’s third-biggest reinsurer, it’s time to take profits in the stock market. The German company said on Wednesday that it sold its entire stock portfolio, worth about 953 million euros ($1.1 billion), to help pay for …