Malaysian National Reinsurance Berhad, the country's national reinsurer was set up in 1972 to limit the outflow of reinsurance premiums overseas. The company commenced operations on 9 February 1973.
In 2005, as a result of a restructuring exercise within the MNRB Group, the company's reinsurance license, business and assets were transferred to its subsidiary company, Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad. Pursuant to the restructuring, Malaysian National Reinsurance Berhad became an investment holding company and changed its name to MNRB Holdings Berhad (MNRB). Today, MNRB is listed on the Malaysian Bourse (Bursa Malaysia). Its market capitalisation stood at RM1.02 billion as at 23 July 2014.
The MNRB Group comprises leading wholesale providers of reinsurance and retakaful as well as a takaful operator. Its reinsurance subsidiary stands tall among the top reinsurers in the region, writing lines of general businesses locally and abroad. In Malaysia, its takaful operator vies among the leaders in the provision of Islamic financial protection services based on the takaful system.