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 international group

1970: Merger with the "Feuerschadenverband" fire loss association

1978-1983: Companies founded in the Netherlands, the USA and Austria. 1979 market entry in Latin America

1991: Establishment of HDI Leben

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1994 - 1999: Alignment and stabilization of a multi-brand group

1994: Initial public offering of Hannover Re

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

1998: Establishment of PB Versicherungen

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 the 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 the Russian "CiV Life" and the Turkish CIV Hayat Sigorta

2009: HDI-Gerling International takes over Genworth Seguros México, S.A. de C.V.

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2010 - 2014: Making the Group fit for the future

2010: Talanx to take over Warta Group

2012: IPO of Talanx - Talanx at the stock exchange

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

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2015 - 2017: Further strengthening of international business

2015: Talanx übernimmt Inversiones Magallanes in Chile

2016: Talanx veröffentlicht erstmals Nachhaltigkeitsbericht

2017: Talanx stärkt ihr Lateinamerikageschäft durch Übernahme in Kolumbien

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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 Speciality SE

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

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