Cologne is traditionally considered as being the centre of the German Insurance industry.
Almost 60 national and international Insurance companies have their head offices here. For example Axa-Colonia, Gothaer, Agrippina, DKV, and the Gerling group of companies.
A unique situation in terms of the German-speaking territories is the range of training courses available for Insurance, i.e. the Institute for Insurance Business at the University of Cologne, the faculty of insurance at the technical college, and the vocational training operation of the insurance industry.