Great Lakes Worldwide
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Great Lakes Worldwide

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    Headquartered in Munich, Great Lakes operates with a strong international presence to provide the best service and solutions. The regional branch offices are responsible for operational business on the local level. Please note that policyholder-related queries should be directed to your agent. At the offices in your region, you will find answers to any general questions about the company you might have.

    Great Lakes Worldwide

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    Great Lakes Germany Head Office

    Our headquarters in Munich, Germany, are the centre of most high-level decision-making and responsible for the overall European business with customers and partners. The proximity to our parent company Munich Re enables ongoing coordination of our business.

    Great Lakes Insurance SE is authorised by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority of Germany (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht or BaFin).

    Great Lakes UK Branch

    After Brexit we maintain our strong presence in the United Kingdom and play a key role in the Munich Re Group Brexit Strategy as carrier for the non-life single risk business.
    Great Lakes UK Branch operates as a Third Country Branch and is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority.

    Great Lakes UK Subsidiary

    Great Lakes Insurance UK Ltd is a newly formed subsidiary of Great Lakes Insurance SE.
    As of 1 January 2023, the subsidiary writes our UK Agency and Coinsurance Business. Great Lakes Insurance UK Ltd enjoys the same credit rating as its parent company
    (S&P AA-; A.M. Best A+) and is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority.

    Great Lakes Australia Branch

    The Australian branch based in Sydney is responsible for facilitation of the Australian Underwriting Agency and Corporate Large Single Risk business.

    The Australian branch of Great Lakes is licensed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, holds an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL No. 318603) and is authorised by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority to operate as a general insurer in Australia.

    Great Lakes Australia was established in 2008.

    Great Lakes Ireland Branch

    The company’s Ireland branch gives us a presence in the Dublin market that we use to serve our customers and partners in Europe for the classes of business credit and suretyship.

    A dedicated team of experts in Dublin provides credit risk solutions throughout the European Economic Area under the Freedom to Provide Services. This specialised business is about providing credit risk transfer / regulatory capital relief solutions to financial institutions and is conducted in close collaboration with the parent company Munich Re which provides reinsurance capacity.

    Great Lakes Italy Branch

    To serve and be close to our customers and partners in Italy, we have a branch in Milan.

    The Italian branch of Great Lakes is subject to limited regulation by the Italian regulator IVASS with respect to operational aspects of consumer protection.

    Great Lakes Switzerland Branch

    For our customers and agents located in Switzerland we have a branch in Zug/Cham.

    The Swiss branch of Great Lakes is licensed by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority.

    The branch was established in 2008.