CCR, a preeminent player in the reinsurance market - CCR

Public Reinsurer, CCR also develops high value-added services for its customers.

CCR is a public-sector reinsurer that provides cedants operating in France with coverage against natural catastrophes and uninsurable risks.

CCR is also a full-service reinsurer operating on the French and international markets in the Life, Non-Life and Specialty Lines of business.

Established in 1946, today CCR ranks among the world's top 30 reinsusers.

An expert in Enterprise Risk Management, the Company is rated AA (stable outlook) by the rating agency of Standard and Poor’s. 

Incorporated as a limited liability company (Société Anonyme) and wholly owned by the French State, CCR guarantees its business partners solid long-lasting relationships.

The Company presents the particularity of offering unlimited cover, for specific classes of business in the French market, with the guarantee of the French State. This applies especially to natural disasters.

CCR manages public funds on behalf of the State.

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CCR is a public-sector reinsurer that provides cedants operating in France with coverage against natural disasters and uninsurable risks


CCR key dates

  • 2023
    Transfer of control of CCR Re to SMABTP and MACSF (acquisition of a majority stake)
  • 2017
    Creation of CCR Re , a wholly-owned subsidiary of CCR, dedicated to open market reinsurance activities.
  • 1992
    CCR becomes a French limited liability company ; an agreement is concluded for State-guaranteed activities.
  • 1982
    Establishment of specialty lines reinsurance with the State’s backing: war risks, nuclear risks, natural disasters, terrorist attacks and acts of terrorism.
  • 1979
    CCR is authorized by the French Supervisory Ministry to operate freely as a reinsurer without the State’s guarantee.
  • 1946
    Establishment of the Caisse Centrale de Réassurance (CCR) , a public institution with commercial operations whose primary vocation is to further the control of the insurance industry by conducting conventional reinsurance operations.
  • 1946
    Création de la Caisse Centrale de Réassurance (CCR) , établissement public à caractère commercial, avec pour vocation de favoriser le contrôle de l’industrie de l’assurance en pratiquant des opérations conventionnelles de réassurances.