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Munich Re Group in facts and figures

At Munich Re, we communicate more than just financial metrics. We share a broad range of facts and figures to tell a more complete story about how we create value – for our clients, shareholders, employees and other stakeholders

Our experience, volume and value

Munich Re Group is one of the world's leading risk managers. Founded in 1880 in Germany, the company is now active on a global scale. Munich Re has held the number 1 spot in the Top 50 of global reinsurance groups since 2010, except for 2017. The Top 50 Global Reinsurance Groups directory is based on research data from the rating agency A.M. Best and measures reinsurers based on reinsurance gross premiums written.
years’ experience in risk management
people working for Munich Re Group on
31 Dec. 2020
in equity (31 Dec. 2020)

Our businesses at a glance

The portfolios of Munich Re Group and its business units comprise reinsurance, primary insurance, related services, and capital market solutions. Backed by a diversified structure and offices across 50+ countries, Munich Re employees take a holistic view while offering specialised expertise to the markets, companies and customers they serve, both locally and globally.

Our financial key performance figures

Unique know-how in risk assessment allows Munich Re to cover extraordinary risks, from rocket launches to renewable energies to cyberattacks. At the same, time, its ability to offer financial protection even in the event of exceptionally high losses – from the earthquake in San Francisco in 1906 to the Atlantic hurricane series in 2017 – illustrates the reliability and financial strength of Munich Re. 
consolidated result as per 31 Dec. 2020
Dividend per share
solvency ratio as per 31 Dec. 2020

Our ratings

Munich Re’s excellent ratings reflect the strength of its balance sheet. Strong sustainability ratings, on the other hand, speak for the high standards to which we hold our operations in terms of environmental, social and governance criteria (ESG).

Facts and Figures

A.M. Best
very strong
very strong
Standard & Poor’s

Sustainability ratings

in industry rating by Sustainanalytics
Good ESG
rating by MSCI
rating by oekom research

Our people

People with a wide range of specialised skills, know-how, and expertise are key to the ongoing success of Munich Re Group. They have made Munich Re a successful global player both in traditional as well as innovative fields of risk transfer. As a high-performance organisation, we nurture a culture of personal development, creativity, accountability, and ownership. 

Employees by business segment (%)


Status: 31.12.2020
Total: 39,642 (2019: 39,662)
Employees by business segment (%) 2020 2019
Reinsurance 31.1% 30.3%
ERGO 66.7% 67.4%
MEAG 2.2% 2.3%

Employees by region (%)


Status: 31.12.2020
Total: 39,642 (2019: 39,662)
Employees by region (%) 2020 2019
Germany 47.0% 47.4%
Rest of Europe 35.7% 35.6%
North America 13.6% 13.3%
Asia and Australasia 2.7% 2.7%
Africa, Near and Middle East 0.5% 0.5%
Latin America 0.4% 0.4%