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Munich Re board member Ludger Arnoldussen resigns

15th March 2017

Munich Re has announced the resignation of Board of Management member Ludger Arnoldussen, who will be leaving to seek new challenges after over ten years with the company. Arnoldussen's official resignation date is April 26, long-term company leader Hermann Pohlchristoph who's worked with Munich Re for the last 15 years, has been ... Read the full article

Conservative guidance given as Munich Re sets itself up for ongoing softness

15th March 2017

Global reinsurance giant Munich Re has delivered relatively conservative profit guidance for 2017, targeting a range of EUR 2 billion to EUR 2.4 billion, as it sets itself up to navigate expected challenges and softness in the market. The mid-point of the firms 2017 profit target is below the consensus expectation ... Read the full article

Munich Re Syndicate CUO, Hoare elected to the Council of Lloyd’s

9th March 2017

Dominick Hoare, the Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for the Munich Re Syndicate Ltd, has been elected unopposed as Corporate-External member to the Council of Lloyd's, effective April 19th, 2017. Representing Munich Re Capital Limited, Hoare will take up the seat until 31st January 2020. The seat was previously held by Catlin Syndicate ... Read the full article

Technology and getting closer to the risk key for Munich Re: Doris Höpke

8th March 2017

Doris Höpke, Munich Re’s Management Board member responsible for Special and Financial Risks, discussed notable trends in the reinsurance space, as well as strategies for negotiating the fast-changing market, in a recent interview with Reinsurancene.ws. Höpke discussed the rise of insurtech, reinsurers increasingly moving closer to direct and primary sources of risk, ... Read the full article

Pool Re ups retro reinsurance protection to almost £2 billion

3rd March 2017

Pool Re, the UK government and industry backed terrorism reinsurance scheme, has increased the size of its retrocessional reinsurance program to almost £2 billion. In the last year Pool Re had £1.95 billion of retrocession in place, so the increase is not all that significant in terms of size, but it ... Read the full article

Premium volumes stagnant as global trade levels shrink: Munich Re

21st February 2017

Reinsurance giant Munich Re has pointed to how a two-year drop in global trade levels has hit insurance premium income, over fears this downturn could be exacerbated by an era of nationalism that pushes the globe towards economic decline. After several decades of global trade moving towards steady growth, 2015 and 2016 ... Read the full article

Hannover Re & Swiss Re take 90% of Sri Lankan agricultural re/insurance scheme

17th February 2017

Hannover Re and Swiss Re have taken a 90% share in Sri Lanka’s state-owned National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) agricultural insurance scheme; accepting a respective 50% and 40% of the placement, which was made through reinsurance broker J.B. Boda & Co. Three other global reinsurers, which includes Munich Re, share the ... Read the full article

Munich Re’s insurer HSB hires construction product lead

15th February 2017

HSB Engineering Insurance (HSB), a specialist engineering and construction insurer and subsidiary of reinsurance giant Munich Re, has announced the appointment of Alan Moore as Construction Product Lead. Based in the company's Birmingham, UK office, Moore will report to HSB Underwriting Manager Andrew Bazley. In his new role Moore will be ... Read the full article

Australian insurers increasingly look to life reinsurance

9th February 2017

After numerous issues in the Australian life and health insurance business, primary companies are increasingly looking to life reinsurance opportunities, in order to transfer exposures from older business and to resolve capital issues. Industry wide deterioration in lapse rates and rising claims trends have both impacted the life and health business ... Read the full article

Munich Re beats target for year, but misses consensus, combined ratio in Q4

7th February 2017

Global reinsurance giant Munich Re has achieved its full-year 2016 profit target, reporting a EUR 2.6 billion result, compared to its guidance of above EUR 2.3 billion, but for the fourth-quarter major catastrophe losses hit the firm and it missed target and the P&C reinsurance combined ratio was 101.9%. In the ... Read the full article

Munich Re seeking primary insurance acquisitions: Reports

2nd February 2017

Munich Re has said it’s interested in buying insurance companies with specialisations if prices drop, according to an interview with the firm's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Joerg Schneider on Handelsblatt daily. The reinsurer’s CFO told Handelsblatt the company is; "open to large acquisitions but the prices simply haven’t been right in ... Read the full article

Munich Re to merge health and life reinsurance units

26th January 2017

Reinsurance giant Munich Re has announced that it will merge the reinsurance operations of its Munich Health unit with its Munich Re Life department, and has appointed member of its Board of Management, Thomas Blunck, to lead the operation in the future. The Germany domiciled reinsurance company also announced that it's ... Read the full article

Munich Re U.S. adds InsurTech innovation role, appoints Mozeika

24th January 2017

Reinsurance giant Munich Re has created a new role in the U.S. as it seeks to help its clients seize opportunities resulting from the InsurTech wave and technological developments in risk transfer business. Robert Mozeika has been appointed to the newly created Innovation Executive at Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., the global ... Read the full article

Insurtech Bought By Many raises £7.5m, Munich Re to provide capacity

16th January 2017

Insurance technology (insurtech) start-up Bought By Many has raised a £7.5 million (US$9.5 million) Series A venture round, and reinsurance firm Munich Re is one of the backers. Bought By Many uses social media and search data in order to provide insight-driven insurance to customers. Through the addition of this insight, ... Read the full article

Munich Re makes new supervisory board appointment

16th January 2017

Global reinsurance firm Munich Re has made a new appointment to its supervisory board, to replace Wolfgang Mayrhuber, who resigned his seat on after 14 years on the board in December 2016. Renata Jungo Brüngger (aged 55) has been appointed to the Supervisory Board of Munich Re with effect from 3rd ... Read the full article

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