The NewRe Life team concentrates on activities in the developed life insurance markets worldwide, with special emphasis on Europe and eastern Asia. We thereby focus on specialized covers for which we can put forward value propositions. Our core strengths include the know-how, experience and flexibility in designing customized solutions that meet the particular needs of our clients in the best possible way. In-depth knowledge of life insurance and reinsurance, linked to modern financial engineering techniques, enables us to address a wide range of challenges efficiently and comprehensively.

We cooperate with a wide group of specialists within the Munich Re Group and can therefore leverage the profound knowledge of the world’s leading reinsurer. Moreover, since NewRe is a core member of the Munich Re Group, every solution benefits from Munich Re’s solid financial strength.


We offer traditional and innovative life reinsurance solutions:

  • Proportional and non-proportional reinsurance 
  • Structured reinsurance solutions based on state-of-the-art financial engineering techniques and using financial market instruments
  • Risk-taking and transformation in areas where reinsurance capacity is not available 
  • Solutions in the area of corporate finance
  • Reinsurance solutions providing guarantees for financial market investments given to policyholders, in particular for “variable annuities” or “unit-linked products with guarantees”

Each cover is designed in close cooperation with our clients to dovetail perfectly with their particular needs.

For variable annuities, we reinsure various kinds of guaranteed minimum benefits. Our aim is to cover all risks incorporated in those policies (financial market risks, biometric risks and policyholder behaviour risks). And to ensure that the reinsurance solution can be realized, we provide the necessary support during the product development phase.


In addition to risk protection, our knowledge and international experience allow us to offer support in various areas:

  • Product development spezialising in the field of variable annuities
  • Market analysis
  • Partners for projects and collaborations
  • Marketing for traditional and new distribution channels (agency network, bancassurance, direct marketing, etc.)

We provide these services in all major European languages as well as Japanese and Chinese.

Dr. Carsten Schulz-Rinne
Head of Life

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