Reinsurance News


Economic slowdown to bring new opportunities for insurers in 2023: MAPFRE

19th January 2023

The insurance industry is to be affected by an expected slow global growth forecasted for 2023, an economic environment that will also bring new opportunities, according to MAPFRE Economics. MAPFRE’s research arm expects economic growth to slow to 2%, seven tenths of a percentage point lower than the forecast in October ... Read the full article

MAPFRE RE targets growth with €250m capital injection

2nd December 2022

MAPFRE RE has announced that its Board of Directors has agreed to raise the company’s capital by the amount of €250 million as it seeks to offer greater reinsurance capacity to its clients and capitalise on favourable pricing conditions. Funding for the capital increase will be sourced internally, from surpluses resulting ... Read the full article

MAPFRE posts premium growth but misses CR target

28th July 2022

Spanish reinsurer Mapfre has released its H1 2021 results, showing its combined ratio rose by 3.2 points to 98.3 %, compared to 95.1% from the year prior. Speaking in a results webcast today, Fernando Mata, MAPFRE’s CFO, said: "The objective of the combined ratio in a range of 94-95% ... Read the full article

Insurance invests one in every three euros in public debt – MAPFRE

14th July 2022

The insurance sector invests one in every three euros in public debt, according to a new report by MAPFRE Economics. The report, ‘Global savings after the pandemic and insurance industry investments’, also finds that most insurance companies’ investments are allocated to fixed income, both sovereign and private debt, which greater weight ... Read the full article

Appetite for underwriting property cat reinsurance business tightening

1st June 2022

Earnings pressure and ongoing uncertainty around the impact of climate change is reducing the appetite for underwriting property catastrophe reinsurance business, says the newest edition of Aon’s Reinsurance Aggregate (ARA). The study said that while the sector should be ‘applauded’ for dealing with significant volatility over the last five years and ... Read the full article

Mapfre companies among six sued over oil spill in Peru

16th May 2022

Two Mapfre companies are among six entities being sued by the Peruvian government for a collective $4.5bn in damages over a January oil spill. A recent report from TRT World says that Repsol, Mapfre Global Risks, Mapfre Peru Insurance and Reinsurance Companies, La Pampilla Refinery, Transtotal Maritime Agency, and Fratelli d'amico ... Read the full article

MAPFRE reports €155m earnings in Q1 2022

28th April 2022

MAPFRE is reporting earnings of €155m in Q1 2022, with premiums growing by over 10%. The firm said that it had revenues in the first quarter of the year totalling €7.56bn. It also said that its premiums, at €6.54bn, were at their highest volumes in five years. There was, MAPRFRE reported, ... Read the full article

MAPFRE joins net zero climate alliance

27th April 2022

MAPFRE has joined the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA) with the objective of achieving greenhouse emission neutrality by 2050 for its insurance and reinsurance underwriting portfolios. The company plans to establish underwriting criteria to reduce emissions, to define decarbonisation commitments with more relevant customers, and to promote agreements, products, and services that ... Read the full article

Munich Re’s MEAG launches European office property fund

27th April 2022

Munich Re’s MEAG has launched a new European core office property fund, which will focus on high-quality office properties in prime locations in Europe’s top venues. Both Munich Re and global Spanish insurer, MAPFRE, will be partnering as seed investors, as they will be contributing to the initial asset portfolio with ... Read the full article

MAPFRE outlines new strategy, targets 6% premium growth

14th March 2022

Spanish insurer MAPFRE has outlined a new strategic plan for 2022-2024, which includes a premium growth target of 5-6%, as well as an average ROE of 9-10%. The company recently reported a 45.3% increase in earnings for 2021, which totalled €765 million, backed by double-digit top-line growth and a significant ... Read the full article

Is MAPFRE about to change its climate policy?

11th March 2022

MAPFRE will reportedly update its climate policy ‘significantly’ at its latest AGM, according to the pressure group Insure Our Future. According to Insure Our Future, MAPFRE, “ coal, gas and oil companies that do not commit to an energy transition plan that allows global warming to be maintained at around 1.5C." MAPFRE ... Read the full article

MAPFRE launches new insurtech scale-up program

28th February 2022

MAPFRE has launched a new scale-up program for insurtechs that offers up to €100,000 of financing per project, focusing on health and wellness, climate risks, and cybersecurity for SMEs. This version of insur_space is MAPFRE’s fourth to date, and is aimed at early-stage or growth companies that already have a product ... Read the full article

MAPFRE earnings up 45%, boosted by reinsurance growth

10th February 2022

Spanish insurer MAPFRE has reported a 45.3% increase in earnings for 2021, which stand at €765 million, backed by double-digit top-line growth and a significant recovery in earnings at its reinsurance unit, MAPFRE RE. MAPFRE RE reported earnings of €152 million for the year, consisting of €118 million from reinsurance business ... Read the full article

2022 to see less intense growth rates: MAPFRE report

3rd February 2022

Analysts at MAPFRE Economics have released a report which shows that the second half of 2021 saw less intense growth rates which will continue into this year, reducing from 4.9% to 4.8% for 2022 in the baseline scenario, while they predict an increase of 3.6% for 2023. They also explained that ... Read the full article

MAPFRE reports reinsurance growth

18th January 2022

Spanish insurer MAPFRE has released a breakdown of the growth in its written premiums between December 2020 and December 2021, revealing that its reinsurance business grew by 12.8% in this time. The latest results follow the company’s reporting in October that its reinsurance business had grown 14.5% in the first ... Read the full article