Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada
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Not If, But How

Founded over 130 years ago in 1880, today Munich Re is a leading global player with a long and fascinating history. The company is internationally well positioned, has a sound capital base and virtually universal access to clients and risks. The Munich Re brand is a mirror of the company's identity, competencies and strategy.

Company History 

Munich Re: The Company History 1880-1980 is a book by historians Johannes Bähr and Christopher Kopper about our corporate history. From the company's founding in 1880 and through the years of challenges it has faced, especially as a result of the two world wars, it is an excellent resource for learning more about our head office and international organization. The book is available for order in Hardcover format or can be downloaded as an e-book here (PDF, 30 MB).


Our Global Offices 

Munich Re is one of the world’s largest reinsurer. Globally we operate in 160 countries, across 5 continents. We have over 4000 corporate clients and more than 43,000 employees, reaching a revenue of 48.9 billion euros a year.

In North America alone, we have over 6000 employees and 12 offices, branched into 2 different insurance segments: