Lireas Holdings (Pty) Ltd is the well established South African strategic investment company of Hannover Re Group Africa and Mahogany Capital.


With over twenty years experience in the insurance investment industry, Lireas offers South African insurance underwriting agencies the following business advantages:


  • Access to working capital
  • Specialist underwriting expertise
  • Reinsurance capacity
  • Introduction to the best insurance carrier suited for their unique business needs
  • Ongoing guidance, coaching and management feedback through active shareholding participation.
  • Access to a board of specialists on HR, IR, legal and compliance, strategy and marketing matters.
  • A guarantee of non-participation in competing markets.


Tel +27 (0)11 481 6500 | Email | Website


Physical address Rosebank Towers, Office Level 3, 15 Biermann Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2196 Postal address P.O. Box 85321 Emmarentia 2029


The Insurer is Compass Insurance Company Limited. Compass Insurance Company Limited operates exclusively through Underwriting Management Agencies.


Compass Insurance Company Limited is wholly owned by Hannover Reinsurance Africa Limited, which is a 100% owned subsidiary of Hannover Ruck SE (Germany), which carries an international Financial Strength Rating of AA- from Standard & Poors.  In March 2016, the Global Credit Rating Company assigned the national scale claims paying ability rating of AA- to Compass Insurance Company Limited.


Physical address Compass Insurance, KPMG Wanooka Place, St Andrews Road, Parktown, Johannesburg Postal address PO Box 37226 Birnam Park 2015 Johannesburg


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