is spokesman of Deutsche Rück and head of our Communications Department
Phone: +49 211 4554-123
Over 60 years ago, we began to offer reinsurance cover to public insurers in Germany. They remain our shareholders to this day. In 2009, we extended our business territory to include European markets. Today, business with clients beyond the group of our shareholder cedants accounts for 30% of the gross premiums written by the Deutsche Rück Group – which includes the Zurich-based subsidiary DR Swiss. Deutsche Rück now occupies a leading position in its domestic market, Germany. Thanks to our excellent, durably stable creditworthiness, our systematic underwriting policy and our consistent market behaviour, we are also a leading name in Austria as well as in Central and Eastern Europe.
Our strong capital base makes us reliable. With our stable shareholder structure and our strong capital base at AAA level, the covers we undertake are not constrained by short-term fluctuations in the market climate. Our strong level of security regularly earns us an "A+" rating for financial strength from Standard & Poor's.
Highly proficient contacts, short administrative paths, swift and efficient decision-making processes and our primary insurance-geared approach guarantee your satisfaction.
Over 200 men and women work at our location in Düsseldorf and at our subsidiary DR Swiss in Zurich, and these dedicated, highly competent specialists are all at your service. Our lean organisational structure permits us to process our client's wishes quickly, purposefully and with a high degree of flexibility. We make individual underwriting decisions swiftly and conclusively.
But risk transfer is not all we have to offer. We share our know-how with our cedants and support them with services in property, casualty and life insurance. This enables you to benefit from our actuaries' expertise in specific market segments and Central Underwriting Management. Our actuarial services range from in-depth analysis of portfolio, premium and claims development all the way to comprehensive portfolio analysis and the creation of optimum cover concepts.
In life insurance, our experts support our clients in their underwriting and claims management with practice-geared acceptance and assessment guidelines and the appraisal of claims and benefit entitlements. Our Actuarial and Product Management divisions develop tailor-made products for private and company pensions as well as term insurance and disability cover. Our range also includes further actuarial services such as profit testing and the creation of company-specific actuarial bases. In addition to this, we offer a wide selection of workshops and training courses in all domains.