Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104302
Authors: 
Spree, Reinhard
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Munich Discussion Paper 2010-11
Abstract (Translated): 
The Munich Re was founded in 1880 and is from the very start till this day one of the leading insurance companies in the world. Despite its long and successfull existance the company’s history has not been reported yet in a way that fulfilled scientific criteria. This paper can be seen as a first step in this direction. Following a biographical approach the focus will be set on the co-founder and first general director, Carl Thieme, who chaired the company for several decades. The first chapter will outline the foundation of the Munich Re while the second chapter will give an examination of the way the Munich Re dealt with the challenge of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
Subjects: 
insurance
reinsurance
institutions
globalization
global players
economic success
earthquake
San Francisco
Munich
JEL: 
E22
E51
F23
F53
G22
N21
N23
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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