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Association of Reinsurance Professionals in France

Our association brings together most of the reinsurance players in France, starting of course with almost all of the reinsurers operating in the French market. The association is also open to companies or individuals directly or indirectly linked to French reinsurance, i.e. insurers, brokers, captives, lawyers, advisers, and so on.
We wish to contribute to the development of the international Paris marketplace and to its influence, and to reinforce its professionalism and credibility. We produce in-depth studies and discuss and consider market issues relating to reinsurance.
We also seek to develop reinsurance information and knowledge, both for experts and the general public, through APREF’s numerous publications.


APREF is the French Association of Professional Reinsurers. It was created in 2005 through the merger of 3 existing reinsurer's association :

  • APREMAF : Professional Reinsurers Association
  • ARF : French Reinsurers Association
  • UREF : Foreign Reinsurers Association


APREF main goals are the following:

  • To be a brainstorming laboratory for any subject linked to the reinsurance industry
  • To be a discussion's forum for the french market insurance and reinsurance players
  • To be the first choice contact for the local authorities, the professionnal association or any other structure linked to the reinsurance industry
  • To be a privileged address in France for any person and/or body abroad involved in the reinsurance market




There are today approximately 60 "members" at the APREF. They are all operating in France and the vast majority of them are local.

These members more than 90% of the overall premiums ceded by the direct insurers to the french reinsurance market.

There are as well "associated members" such as Brokers, Consultants or "Run-off" companies participating in the discussions.



How to join

To become a member you just need to: 1) Complete the "Subscription form " and return it either through the post or e-mail ( at the following address :

                                              Madame Rosy Laurent
                                              Secrétaire Général de l’APREF
                                              26 boulevard Haussmann
                                              75009 Paris

2) Pay the annual subscription fee depending on your membership's category as follows :

  • Members (Professional reinsurers): depends on the reinsurance turnover in France
  • Associated members (Brokers, Consultants, Others...) : between € 750 and € 1000, depending on the reinsurance turnover in France
  • Individual members : € 100


APREF's organizational structure is articulated around the board of directors to which the following entities report :

  • The General Secretary.
  • Two non-operating committees (ARF committee and UREF committee).
  • Five operating committees : Finance and legal committee, Administration committee, International committee, Paris Place commitee and Technical committee.

If needed, either commissions (permanent assignments) or task forces (specific assignments) can possibly be linked to the above mentioned operating committees. The members will meet at least once a year for a "general assembly". On this special occasion the chairman of the Association will deliver a report presenting the board of directors activities during the previous year.

Click here to see the APREF organigramme

Association des Professionnels
de la Réassurance en France

26 boulevard Haussmann
75009 Paris - FRANCE