Top 50 global reinsurers - ranking of 2019

reinsuranceAM Best has published the top 50 global reinsurers in 2019. Swiss Re ranked first for the second consecutive year. The Swiss company recorded a total of 42.228 billion USD in gross written premi-ums, an increase of 16% compared to 2018.

This performance goes back to the growth of the non-life activity in the Americas and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). These two regions account for 25.1% of Swiss Re's revenues.

Munich Re takes the second position in the ranking with 37.864 billion USD in premiums. Hannover Re retains the third place with 25.309 billion USD in premiums.

AM. Best has pointed out that the top ten reinsurers generate 69% of earnings. The average com-bined ratio of all companies stands at 102.4%, a slight deterioration compared to 2018 (100.9%).

Top 50 reinsurers according to gross written premiums, ranking of 2019

Top 50 reinsurers according to gross written premiums - ranking of 2019

In millions USD
RankCompanyTurnoverSE*Ratios
Life and non-lifeNon-lifeLossExpensesCombined
1
Swiss Re
42 22826 09531 03779.731.7111.4
2
Munich reinsurance Company
37 86424 74234 24566.734.4101
3
Hannover Rück
25 30916 55512 7186929.598.5
4
SCOR
18 3028 0057 13968.130.999
5
Berkshire Hathaway
16 08911 112428 56386.625.1111.7
6
Lloyd's
14 97814 97839 157134.5105.5
7
China Re
13 1615 21813 8816536.4101.4
8
Reinsurance Group of America
12 15NA11 601NANANA
9
Great West Lifeco
10 149NA19 549NANANA
10
PartnerRe
7 2855 7927 2772.428100.4
11
Korean Re
6 9636 1572 12485.914.9100.8
12
General Insurance Corporation of India
6 8626 7355 02797.218.2115.5
13
Everest Re
6 3566 3569 13366.928.495.4
14
XL Bermuda
5 015 0113 2465.434.599.9
15
Transatlantic Holdings
4 9464 9465 24368.432.5100.9
16
RenaissanceRe
4 8084 8085 97162.829.592.3
17
MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings
4 1884 18815 12NANANA
18
MAPFRE RE
3 3132 7161 95677.824.2102.1
19
AXIS Capital Holdings
3 2233 2235 54473.727.5101.2
20
R+V Versicherung AG
3 163 162 40878.624.3102.9
21
Arch Capital Group
3 0783 07812 2672.426.699
22
The Toa Reinsurance
2 8782 8782 67182.727109.7
23
Assicurazioni Generali
2 6461 09333 43366.728.294.9
24
Sompo Holdings
2 4412 4416 6626031.691.6
25
IRB - Brasil Resseguros
2 1142 1141 15256.425.381.7
26
Pacific LifeCorp
2 072NA16 055NANANA
27
Taiping Reinsurance
2 041 2551 16164.534.899.3
28
Validus Reinsurance
1 9911 9913 44773.821.194.8
29
Odyssey Re Holdings
1 8491 8494 5966.727.193.7
30
Caisse Centrale de Reassurance
1 6881 4462 85686.610.196.7
31
Peak Reinsurance Company
1 6651 5311 09573.127.1100.2
32
Aspen Insurance Holdings
1 4861 4862 72673.130103.1
33
Sirius International Insurance Group
1 3511 3511 86681.726.4108.1
34
Deutsche Rueckversicherung AG
1 2411 13933772.535.6108.1
35
QBE Insurance Group
1 1791 1798 15376.227.5103.7
36
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
1 1741 17417 883NANANA
37
Markel Corporation
1 1141 11411 07869.834.6104.4
38
American Agricultural Insurance Company
1 0791 07962074.820.895.6
39
Qianhai Reinsurance Company
93033341469.832.7102.5
40
Hiscox
8678672 19136.237.6173.7
41
Africa Reinsurance Corporation
84478797560.43898.4
42
Allied World Assurance Company
8218214 13665.626.792.3
43
Qatar Reinsurance Company
74974969680.738.1118.8
44
Chubb Limited
71971955 33153.831.285
45
W.R. Berkley Corporation
6786786 118NANANA
46
Nacional de Reaseguros
66255313863.129.792.8
47
Asia Capital Reinsurance Group
65665679475.333.9109.2
48
Third Point Reinsurance
6326321 41457.645.6103.1
49
Central Reinsurance Corporation
5584585247328.6101.6
50
Wilton Re U.S. Holdings
5435434 105NANANA

* Shareholder’s equity
NA: not available
Source : A.M. Best

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