Posted on 27 Oct 03
General Re Corporation announced that it has changed the trade name of its reinsurance operations to 'Gen Re' on a global basis. "Nine years ago we started the process of bringing together two companies -- General Re and Cologne Re -- with rich histories, profitable traditions and talented staffs. Since then we have worked to build General Re and Cologne Re into one organization operating successfully across the globe. During the past two years we have made substantial progress toward this goal as evidenced by our improved underwriting results around the world," commented Joseph P. Brandon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Re Corporation. General Re Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is a holding company for global reinsurance and related risk management operations. It owns General Reinsurance Corporation and a controlling interest in Cologne Re. It operates under the trade name Gen Re. Gen Re is one of the leading reinsurers in the world, and is represented globally by a network of 70 branch offices and subsidiaries in key reinsurance markets around the world.
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