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Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. : Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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This SWOT analysis and company profile is a crucial resource for industry executives and anyone looking to gain a better understanding of the company's business. WMI's 'Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. : Company Profile and SWOT Analysis' report utilizes a wide range of primary and secondary sources, which are analyzed and presented in a consistent and easily accessible format. WMI strictly follows a standardized research methodology to ensure high levels of data quality and these characteristics guarantee a unique report.

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Transatlantic Holdings, Inc.                                                   Key Employees
                                                                               Name                        Job Title
Fast Facts
                                      80 Pine Street, New York, 10005,United   Beth Levene                 Chief - Claims Officer
Headquarters Address
                                      States of America
                                                                                                           Head - North American
Telephone                              + 1 212 365 2200                                                    Treaty for Error and
                                                                                                           Omissions Liability and
                                                                               Brian Finlay
Fax                                   N/A                                                                  Directors’ and Officers’
                                                                                                           Liability, Transatlantic
Website                               www.transre.com                                                      Reinsurance Company
                                                                               Gary A. Schwartz            General Counsel
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange         N/A
                                                                               George Di Martino           Chief Information Officer
Number of Employees                   778
                                                                               Javier E. Vijil             President - Latin American
Fiscal Year End                       December
                                                                               Julian Spence               Chief Officer - Risk
Revenue (in US$ million)              4,364
                                                                               Kenneth Apfel               Chief Actuary

                                                                               Kenneth Brandt              President - North America
                                                                                                           Chief Executive Officer,
                                                                               Michael C. Sapnar
SWOT Analysis                                                                                              President
                                                                                                           Head - North American
                                                                                                           Professional Liability,
Strengths                             Weaknesses                               Nick Tzaneteas
                                                                                                           Transatlantic Reinsurance
                                                                                                           Company
Broad product portfolio               Decrease in premiums written
                                                                               Company Overview
Global presence                       High combined ratio

Strong support from parent company    Overdependence on select brokers         Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. (TRH) is one of the
                                                                               leading reinsurance companies in the US. The
Opportunities                         Threats                                  company provides property and casualty
                                                                               reinsurance products both on treaty and
Positive outlook for facultative                                               facultative basis. It markets and distributes its
                                       Changing regulations
reinsurance product category in the US                                         products directly and through brokers in both
Positive outlook for Hong Kong                                                 domestic and international markets. The
                                      Fluctuations in interest rates           company operates through its subsidiaries,
economy
                                                                               including Transatlantic Reinsurance Company
                                      Natural calamities                       (TRC), Trans Re Zurich Reinsurance Company
                                                                               Ltd. (TRZ) and Fair American Insurance and
                                                                               Reinsurance Company (Fair American). TRH
                                                                               has its presence in the US and Canada, Latin
                                                                               America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and the
                                                                               Asia-Pacific regions. The company was acquired
                                                                               by Alleghany Corporation in March 2012 and
                                                                               subsequently became a subsidiary of Alleghany.
                                                                               TRH is headquartered in New York City, New
                                                                               York, the US.

                                                                               Key Competitors
                                                                               Alterra Capital Holdings Ltd. (Ticker: ALTE)

                                                                               Arch Capital Group Ltd. (Ticker: ACGL)

                                                                               Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (Ticker: AHL)

                                                                               Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (Ticker: MHLD)

                                                                               Odyssey Re Holdings Corp.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 4
    1.1      Company Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 4
    1.2      Business Description ....................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.3      Major Products and Services ........................................................................................................................... 6
2     Recent Developments ............................................................................................................................. 7
3     SWOT Analysis ........................................................................................................................................ 8
    3.1      SWOT Analysis - Overview .............................................................................................................................. 8
    3.2      Strengths ......................................................................................................................................................... 8
    3.3      Weaknesses .................................................................................................................................................... 8
    3.4      Opportunities ................................................................................................................................................... 9
    3.5      Threats ............................................................................................................................................................ 9
4     History .................................................................................................................................................... 10
5     Key Employees ...................................................................................................................................... 11
6     Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 12
    6.1      Head Office ................................................................................................................................................... 12
    6.2      Other Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 12
7     Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 14
    7.1      Methodology .................................................................................................................................................. 14
    7.2      Disclaimer ..................................................................................................................................................... 14




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List of Tables

Table 1: Major Products and Services ............................................................................................................................. 6
Table 2: History ............................................................................................................................................................. 10
Table 3: Key Employees ................................................................................................................................................ 11
Table 4: Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 12
Table 5: Locations ......................................................................................................................................................... 13




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1 Business Analysis

1.1   Company Overview

Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. (TRH) is one of the leading reinsurance companies in the US. The company provides property
and casualty reinsurance products both on treaty and facultative basis. It markets and distributes its products directly
								
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