General Re Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, is a holding company for global reinsurance and related operations. It owns the General Reinsurance Corporation and holds a controlling interest in Cologne Re. Together, General Re and Cologne Re conduct business as Gen Re. The organization is among the largest reinsurers worldwide. It is represented in all major reinsurance markets through a global network of nearly 70 locations and is supported by more than 2,500 employees worldwide. General Re provides a wide range of reinsurance solutions for the life and nonlife markets. The company develops risk transfer solutions tailored to the strategic and operational issues of clients. It also provides services in the areas of risk assessment, transfer and management. General Re Corporation maintains a location in Chicago.