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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 2016. 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.$35,622 $33,570 $21,878 $21,430 $35,716 61.3%33.6%94.8%
2Munich Reinsurance Company$33,154 $31,891 $18,784 $17,931 $33,493 63.3%32.4%95.8%
3Hannover Rück S.E.4$17,232 $15,192 $9,699 $8,414 $10,264 66.8%27.2%94.0%
4SCOR S.E.$14,569 $13,238 $5,942 $5,323 $7,055 59.5%33.6%93.1%
5Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 5$12,709 $12,709 $8,037 $8,037 $286,359 N/AN/A89.4%
6Lloyd's 6, 7$11,576 $8,694 $11,576 $8,694 $34,101 53.2%39.2%92.3%
7Reinsurance Group of America Inc.$10,107 $9,249 N/AN/A$7,093 N/AN/AN/A
8China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation$7,857 $7,517 $3,342 $3,262 $10,384 64.4%37.5%101.9%
9Great West Lifeco$6,195 $6,112 N/AN/A$13,857 N/AN/AN/A
10Korean Reinsurance Company$5,554 $3,903 $4,880 $3,312 $1,755 81.7%17.6%99.2%
11PartnerRe Ltd.$5,357 $4,954 $4,189 $3,837 $6,688 60.2%33.4%93.6%
12General Insurance Corporation of India 8$5,210 $4,678 $5,153 $4,626 $7,681 79.8%21.4%101.1%
13Transatlantic Holdings, Inc.$4,330 $3,969 $4,330 $3,969 $5,203 59.5%33.8%93.2%
14Everest Re Group Ltd. 9$4,247 $3,885 $4,247 $3,885 $8,075 50.1%27.5%77.6%
15XL Group Ltd.$4,240 $3,527 $3,975 $3,515 $12,961 56.3%32.1%88.4%
16MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. 8, 10, 17$3,192 N/A$3,192 N/A$24,583 N/AN/AN/A
17MAPFRE RE, Compania de Reaseguros S.A. 11$2,426 $2,180 $1,813 $1,584 $1,348 68.3%23.6%91.9%
18RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.$2,375 $1,535 $2,375 $1,535 $4,867 37.8%34.7%72.5%
19R+V Versicherung AG 12$2,348 $2,305 $2,348 $2,305 $2,265 73.8%25.3%99.1%
20The Toa Reinsurance Company, Limited 8, 10$2,251 $1,970 $2,251 $1,970 $1,725 67.7%26.0%93.7%
21Axis Capital Holdings Limited$2,250 $1,946 $2,250 $1,946 $6,272 55.1%32.8%87.8%
22Arch Capital Group Ltd. 13$2,029 $1,568 $2,029 $1,568 $9,106 52.3%33.5%85.8%
23Assicurazioni Generali SpA$1,936 $1,936 $791$791$27,047 56.0%23.3%79.3%
24QBE Insurance Group Limited$1,698 $1,390 $1,698 $1,390 $10,334 55.1%32.7%87.8%
25Endurance Specialty Holdings, Ltd.$1,632 $1,314 $1,632 $1,314 $5,142 47.0%30.9%77.9%
26Pacific LifeCorp$1,570 $1,172 N/AN/A$11,140 N/AN/AN/A
27Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. 10, 14$1,553 $1,318 $1,553 $1,318 $32,092 58.5%37.1%95.6%
28IRB - Brasil Resseguros S.A.$1,515 $1,089 $1,412 $1,004 $1,023 67.7%26.9%94.6%
29Odyssey Re Holdings Corp.$1,464 $1,335 $1,464 $1,335 $3,833 52.3%34.3%86.6%
30Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited$1,413 $1,269 $1,413 $1,269 $3,648 55.7%34.3%90.0%
31Caisse Centrale de Reassurance$1,386 $1,352 $1,254 $1,225 $2,529 74.8%15.3%90.1%
32Validus Holdings, Ltd. 15$1,381 $1,263 $1,381 $1,263 $4,004 38.2%27.3%65.5%
33Deutsche Rueckversicherung AG$1,287 $758$1,238 $727$24566.0%36.1%102.1%
34Sirius International Group, Ltd.$1,269 $938$1,269 $938$2,209 57.8%35.3%93.1%
35Qatar Reinsurance Company, Limited$1,249 $364$1,249 $364$77272.9%24.7%97.6%
36Taiping Reinsurance Co. Ltd. 10$1,183 $1,078 $639$545$88656.6%36.3%92.9%
37Markel Corporation$1,041 $899$1,041 $899$8,467 50.3%36.9%87.2%
38American Agricultural Insurance Company 16$900$341$900$341$57673.8%19.0%92.8%
39Maiden Holdings, Ltd.$824$766$824$766$1,361 78.9%30.5%109.4%
40Chubb Limited$739$676$739$676$48,275 45.8%33.7%79.4%
41W.R. Berkley Corporation$709$648$709$648$5,081 61.8%38.8%100.6%
42Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG$706$665$706$665$3,552 52.9%29.4%82.3%
43Peak Reinsurance Company Ltd.$698$620$664$586$84165.5%31.9%97.4%
44Hiscox Ltd.$695$324$695$324$2,237 39.1%26.5%65.6%
45African Reinsurance Corporation$642$556$598$512$81555.5%35.3%90.8%
46Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings, Inc. 8, 10$631$610$631$610$16,802 N/AN/AN/A
47Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.$617$615$617$615$1,450 67.1%41.4%108.5%
48ACR Capital Holdings Pte, Ltd.$591$298$591$298$78972.4%43.4%115.8%
49Nacional de Reaseguros, S.A.$561$399$473$313$33658.8%31.7%90.4%
50Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd.$536$526$536$526$89274.2%31.2%105.5%

Notes:

1. All non-USD currencies converted to USD using foreign exchange rate at company’s scale year-end.
2. As reported on balance sheet.
3. Non-Life only.
4. Net premium written data not reported, net premium earned substituted.
5. Loss and expense ratio detail not available on a GAAP basis.
6. Lloyd’s premiums are reinsurance only. Premiums for certain groups within the rankings also may include Lloyd’s Syndicate premiums when applicable.
7. Total shareholders’ funds includes Lloyd’s members’ assets and Lloyd’s central reserves.
8. Fiscal year-end March 31, 2017.
9. Based on Everest Re Group Ltd. consolidated nancial statements and includes cessions to Mt. Logan Re Ltd.
10. Net asset value used for total shareholders’ funds.
11. Premium data excludes intergroup reinsurance.
12. Ratios are as reported and calculated on a gross basis.
13. Based on Arch Capital Group Ltd. consolidated nancial statements and includes Watford Re segment.
14. TSF of Tokio Marine Holdings Inc. at year-end Mar. 31, 2017, premium data based on Tokio Millennium Re AG year-end Dec. 31, 2016.
15. Based on Validus Holdings, Ltd. consolidated nancial statements and includes AlphaCat segment.
16. Data and ratios based on U.S. Statutory Filing.
17. Data includes MS Amlin through December 31, 2016.
(N/A). – Information not applicable or not available at time of publication.

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