With anticipated gross premium income of around 26,7 billion euros for 2012, Talanx Group is the third biggest German insurance group. Talanx operates extremely successfully as a multi-brand provider in highly promising sectors of the insurance and financial services industry. The Group is headed by the financial and management holding company Talanx AG, based in Hannover, Germany.

The brands of the Talanx Group include HDI, HDI-Gerling, Hannover Re, one of the world's leading reinsurers, Targo Versicherungen, PB, Neue Leben as well as Warta, Posta Bistosító and CiV. The Hannover-based Group is active in 150 countries. The rating agency Standard & Poor's has given Talanx a financial strength rating of A+/stable (very good).

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A merger of the two top insurance entities on the German market – HDI and Gerling – gave rise to the name, which personifies the synergy of their first class know-how and many years of experience in the German and foreign markets. In 2006 under the name HDI-Gerling, the two life insurance groups merged (HDI-Gerling Lebensversicherung AG, based in Cologne), about a year later they were followed by the fusion of the non-life insurers (HDI-Gerling Sach Serviceholding AGversicherungsgruppe, based in Hannover). Both steps were the result of natural development after Talanx took over the financially exhausted Gerling-Konzern in 2005.

HDI-Gerling, in keeping with its slogan "We think ahead", is orientated towards long-term support for innovations in the insurance sector and their application in the search for new individual solutions for its private and corporate customers.

HDI-Gerling follows its international clients in their global operations and serves them directly in the countries of their business activities. Through its subsidiary companies and branches, HDI-Gerling is directly represented in 29 nations of the world, in addition, for multi-national companies in the industrial sector, it makes available a partnership network with the RSA insurance group which has a presence in more than 100 further countries. The international insurance programmes of HDI-Gerling take into account the needs of a client’s parent company as well as its establishments abroad. The standard service under the programme includes individual consultation, on-site damage and risk management, and issuing of local insurance policies in any country of the world.