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Top 50 Global Reinsurance Groups

Top 50 Global Reinsurance Groups

This Top 50 Global Reinsurance Groups directory is based on research data from rating agency A.M. Best.

Listing the top reinsurers in the world, this directory provides a simple way to analyse the world’s top reinsurance companies.

The global reinsurance groups featured are ranked by unaffiliated gross premiums written in 2018 (USD $m’s)¹. You can sort the table by any of the headings and search it to analyse individual reinsurance companies.

RankingReinsurance Company NameGross Life & Non-Life Reinsurance Premiums WrittenNet Life & Non-Life Reinsurance Premiums WrittenGross Non-Life Only Reinsurance Premiums WrittenNet Non-Life Only Reinsurance Premiums WrittenShareholders Funds (2)Loss Ratios (3)Expense Ratios (3)Combined Ratios (3)
1Swiss Re Ltd.$36,406$34,042$20,864$20,220$28,72774.2%32.4%106.6%
2Munich Reinsurance Company$35,814$34,515$23,395$22,570$30,33665.2%34.2%99.4%
3Hannover Rück S.E.4 4$21,952$19,791$13,709$12,368$10,92366.9%29.5%96.4%
4SCOR S.E.$17,466$15,773$7,069$6,115$6,67266.5%32.8%99.3%
5Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 4$15,376$15,376$9,930$9,930$352,50088.6%21.9%110.4%
6Lloyd's 5, 6$14,064$9,926$14,064$9,926$34,84672.2%33.8%106.0%
7China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation$11,564$10,681$3,942$3,809$12,68958.0%40.9%98.8%
8Reinsurance Group of America Inc.$11,341$10,544N/AN/A$8,451N/AN/AN/A
9Great West Lifeco$7,737$7,647N/AN/A$20,096N/AN/AN/A
10Korean Reinsurance Company$6,803$4,786$5,972$4,058$2,01483.7%17.8%101.5%
11General Insurance Corporation of India 7$6,582$5,684$6,503$5,611$7,93288.4%16.9%105.3%
12PartnerRe Ltd.$6,300$5,803$5,065$4,592$6,51773.7%28.1%101.8%
13Everest Re Group Ltd.$6,225$5,706$6,225$5,706$7,90486.6%26.3%113.0%
14XL Bermuda Ltd.$5,219$4,135$5,002$4,124$9,69880.6%32.2%112.8%
15Transatlantic Holdings, Inc.$4,451$3,969$4,451$3,969$4,72472.8%32.6%105.4%
16MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. 7, 8$3,657N/A$3,657N/A$25,058N/AN/AN/A
17RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.$3,310$2,132$3,310$2,132$5,04556.7%30.9%87.6%
18R+V Versicherung AG 9$3,231$3,164$3,201$3,146$2,46173.8%25.3%99.1%
19MAPFRE RE, Compania de Reaseguros S.A. 10$3,215$2,654$2,602$2,045$1,91071.6%26.7%98.3%
20Axis Capital Holdings Limited$3,112$2,334$3,112$2,334$5,03069.8%28.6%98.4%
21Arch Capital Group Ltd. 11$2,648$1,977$2,648$1,977$10,23170.0%27.6%97.6%
22The Toa Reinsurance Company, Limited 7, 8$2,557$2,205$2,557$2,205$1,62382.9%26.6%109.5%
23Assicurazioni Generali SpA$2,199$2,199$935$935$28,21065.2%26.1%91.3%
24Sompo International Holdings, Ltd.$1,996$1,573$1,996$1,573$6,96764.9%32.2%97.1%
25Pacific LifeCorp$1,981$1,981N/AN/A$13,072N/AN/AN/A
26Qatar Reinsurance Company, Limited$1,842$971$1,842$971$2,19068.2%35.7%104.0%
27IRB - Brasil Resseguros S.A.$1,795$1,313$1,396$928$1,03145.3%30.6%76.0%
28Taiping Reinsurance Co. Ltd. 8$1,731$1,049$1,126$960$1,03259.4%39.2%98.7%
29Odyssey Re Holdings Corp.$1,702$1,595$1,702$1,595$4,01657.6%32.4%89.9%
30Tokio Millennium Re AG$1,626$1,179$1,626$1,179$1,25758.6%36.4%95.0%
31Caisse Centrale de Reassurance$1,569$1,437 $1,399$1,271$2,81786.6%10.5%97.2%
32Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited$1,496$1,183$1,496$1,183$2,65673.8%30.2%104.0%
33Validus Reinsurance, Ltd.$1,432$951$1,432$951$3,259 81.9%36.8%118.7%
34Peak Reinsurance Company Ltd.$1,382$991$1,313$924$96572.3%30.6%102.8%
35Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd.$1,367$1,037$1,367$1,037$1,93871.9%27.4%99.3%
36Deutsche Rueckversicherung AG$1,269$834$1,186$797$32165.3%31.7%97.0%
37QBE Insurance Group Limited$1,058$920$1,058$920$8,40062.2%27.6%89.8%
38Markel Corporation$1,051$882$1,051$882$9,10078.9%33.8%112.7%
39American Agricultural Insurance Company 12$992$321$992$321$58082.2%21.2%103.4%
40Qianhai Reinsurance Co., Ltd.$967$537$315$216$41065.2%37.7%102.9%
41Hiscox Ltd.$812$241$812$241$2,31784.7%29.4%114.1%
42African Reinsurance Corporation$797$681$745$631$91761.7%36.2%97.9%
43Chubb Limited$722$671$722$671$50,31271.5%30.3%101.8%
44Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG$713$649$713$649$2,81766.8%27.3%94.1%
45Nacional de Reaseguros, S.A.$650$516$546$413$39562.4%30.5%92.9%
46Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.$578$558$578$558$1,20570.6%36.2%106.8%
47Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd.$572$160$572$160$1,74766.5%16.8%83.2%
48Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd.$568$465$568$465$47871.6%33.6%105.1%
49ACR Capital Holdings Pte, Ltd.$548$479$548$479$78474.4%38.5%112.9%
50W.R. Berkley Corporation$545$480$545$480$5,480 68.7%37.7%106.4%

Notes:

1. All non-USD currencies converted to USD using foreign exchange rate at company’s fiscal year-end.
2. As reported on Balance Sheet, unless otherwise noted.
3. Non-Life only.
4. Net premium written data not reported, net premium earned substituted.
5. Lloyd’s premiums are reinsurance only. Premiums for certain groups within the rankings also may include Lloyd’s Syndicate premiums when applicable.
6. Total shareholders’ funds includes Lloyd’s members’ assets and Lloyd’s central reserves.
7. Fiscal year-end March 31, 2019.
8. Net asset value used for total shareholders’ funds
9. Ratios are as reported and calculated on a gross basis.
10. Premium data excludes intergroup reinsurance.
11. Based on Arch Capital Group Ltd. consolidated financial statements and includes Watford Re segment.
12. Data and ratios based on US Statutory Filing.
(N/A) – Information not applicable or not available at time of publication.

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