1903 – 1920: How it all started

1903: Establishment of HDI as a liability association of German iron and steel industry

1919: Headquarter moved to Hannover

1920: Founding of the Feuerschadenverband

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1921 – 1952: Constant growth and turbulent years

1923: Start of reinsurance activities

1928: Insurance range extended to motor own damage and accident insurance

1952: New Articles of Association passed

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1953 – 1969: Re-organisation and construction of a modern insurance

1953: Launch of business for private individuals

1962: Haftpflichtverband offers its own company rates

1966: Establishment of today’s Hannover Re as an in-house international reinsurer

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1970 – 1993: From a strong German insurer to an international group

1970: Merger with the fire loss association (Feuerschadenverband)

1978 –1983: Companies founded in the Netherlands, the USA and Austria and market entry in Latin America

1991: Establishment of HDI Life Insurance

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1994 – 1999: Alignment and stabilisation of a multi-brand group

1994: Initial public offering of Hannover Re

1996: Establishment of today’s Talanx AG as a finance holding company

1998: Establishment of PB insurers

1999: Establishment of today’s Ampega Investment GmbH

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2000 – 2005: Definition of new targets

2000: Entry into the Central and Eastern European insurance market

2002: Founding of today's Talanx Reinsurance Broker GmbH

2003: Operative launch of Talanx AG

2004: Purchase of 60 % in neue leben Group

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2006 – 2009: A balanced, international Group

2006: Take-over and integration of the Gerling companies

2007: Foundation of Russian and Turkish bancassurance companies

2009: HDI-Gerling International takes over Genworth Seguros México

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2010 – 2014: Making the Group fit for the future

2010: Talanx takes over Warta Group

2012: IPO of Talanx AG

2014: HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung opens new unit in Brazil

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2015 – 2017: Further strengthening of international business

2015: Talanx takes over Inversiones Magallanes in Chile

2016: Talanx publishes first Sustainability Report

2017: Talanx strengthens its Latin American business through take-over in Colombia

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2018: New business fields are being developed

2018: Torsten Leue new Chief Executive Officer

2018: Talanx founds the specialty insurer HDI Global Specialty SE

2018: Acquisition of Liberty Sigorta A.Ş. in Türkiye

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2019 – 2020: More international, more sustainable, more digital

  • 2019: Talanx withdraws from providing insurance protection for coal-based risks
  • 2020: HDI Group acquires cyber specialist Perseus
  • 2020: Acquisition of Italian non-life insurer Amissima Assicurazioni

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AfterWorx Dachterrasse
2021 – 2022: International diversification, Germany-wide unity

  • 2021: Partnership with the Chilean state-owned bank BancoEstado
  • 2022: Talanx acquires the retail business of Sompo Seguros S. A.
  • 2022: The new employer company HDI AG unites the primary insurance companies in Germany

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