Hannover Re (in GermanHannover Rück SE), with a gross premium of around €14.0 billion, is the third-largest reinsurance company in the world. Its headquarters are in Hannover, Germany.
The company was founded in 1966 under the name Aktiengesellschaft für Transport- und Rückversicherung (ATR).
Hannover Re transacts all lines of non-life and life and health reinsurance and has a network of subsidiaries, branches and representative offices on all five continents with a total staff of roughly 2,400. The Group's German business is written by the subsidiary E+S Rück.
The rating agencies most relevant to the insurance industry have awarded Hannover Re very strong insurer financial strength ratings (Standard & Poor's AA- "Very Strong" and A.M. Best A+ "Superior").