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IRB Brasil RE plays a relevant role in national growth and offers high-risk coverage in all business areas

From monopoly, through privatization, to its initial public offer, the company is now a reference for its tradition, financial soundness and technical knowledge.

  • 1930

    The beginning

    Instituto de Resseguros do Brasil is created aiming at retaining the risks of national companies in the country, as they were previously transferred abroad.

  • 1960


    Starts to have regulating powers in the reinsurance market with the creation of the National Private Insurance System.

  • 1996

    New model

    Becomes a government-controlled private company and is renamed IRB Brasil Resseguros S.A.

  • 2000

    Change in the market

    Transfers to Susep the responsibility for the reinsurance market regulation.

  • 2007

    New era

    The end of a 69-year monopoly cycle over the Brazilian reinsurance market.

  • 2013

    Private company

    It is privatized and stops being a government-controlled private company.

  • 2017

    One of greatest

    Its initial public offer is done through the launch of its stock in B3 Novo Mercado (New Market), the highest governance level. Achieves the 8th position among the 10 greatest reinsurers in the world in market value.

  • 2019


    IRB carries out two of the most successful follow-ons of Brazilian stock exchange, with a value around BRL10 billion, becoming a corporation.

  • 2020

    New IRB

    Restructuring of the entire Management and Enhanced corporate governance focused on sustainable growth.