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Munich Re is a leading global reinsurance company and our news covers its announcements, people moves, results and financial performance, as well as analysis of reinsurance market trends and interviews.

Nat cats a key consideration for Europe’s big four reinsurers in H2, says Moody’s

30th August 2022

Natural catastrophes have weakened Europe’s big four reinsurers' results in H1, and with the peak North Atlantic hurricane season still to come, there is a risk that they might do so again in H2, says a Moody’s investors service report. The four reinsurers reported combined net profits of €1.9bn in the ... Read the full article

Europe’s big four see P&C reinsurance underwriting performance deteriorate: Moody’s

26th August 2022

Europe’s big four average net combined ratio from property and casualty (P&C) reinsurance deteriorated to 98.9% from 95.5% a year earlier, with only Munich Re reporting a stronger P&C combined ratio, says Moody’s. The report suggests that the group's weaker P&C underwriting performance partly reflects several small to mid-sized natural catastrophe ... Read the full article

“European reinsurers underperforming market so far this year” – Goldman Sachs

25th August 2022

A new note from Goldman Sachs says that all four large European cap reinsurers have underperformed the market so far in 2022. The firm said that this was because of higher inflation, higher weather losses, potential Russia/Ukraine losses, and COVID losses. It wrote: “However, we have seen some of these issues and ... Read the full article

Munich Re remains the world’s largest reinsurance company

17th August 2022

After taking the top spot last year, global reinsurer Munich Re remains the world's largest reinsurance company, with gross life & non-life reinsurance premiums written of more than $46.8 billion in 2021, as shown by our directory of the Top 50 Global Reinsurance Groups. The directory is ... Read the full article

Munich Re Specialty appoints new Head of Inland Marine

10th August 2022

Munich Re Specialty Insurance (MRSI), a division of German reinsurance giant Munich Re, has announced the appointment of Jaymee Parker as Vice President and Head of Inland Marine. Parker is an experienced insurance and risk management professional with strong leadership and sales experience. She specializes in Inland Marine insurance and ocean ... Read the full article

Munich Re expects increased inflation pressure to be manageable, says CEO

9th August 2022

Joachim Wenning, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chair of the Board of large European reinsurer Munich Re, has said that while inflationary pressures are on the rise, the firm expects this to be a manageable risk. Speaking this afternoon to investors and analysts following the release of its Q2 and ... Read the full article

Munich Re posts robust Q2 with strong organic growth in P&C

9th August 2022

Reinsurer Munich Re has announced a profit of €768 million and €1.4 billion for the second-quarter and first half of 2022, respectively, driven by a solid performance across the Group as it took advantage of growth opportunities at the mid-year renewals. The Q2 profit figure of €768 million compares with €1.1 ... Read the full article

Munich Re’s MEAG joins $500M equity investment in Longroad Energy

2nd August 2022

Longroad Energy Holdings has announced a $500 million equity investment by Munich Re’s MEAG. Longroad Energy affirmed that the investment will support their strategic shift from a primarily “develop to sell” business model, to one that is oriented more towards ownership. Longroad Energy says that this will accelerate the expansion of ... Read the full article

AXA tops list of largest EU insurers ranked by GPW

1st August 2022

When ranked by gross premiums written (GPW) in 2020, AXA tops the list of the largest European insurance companies with USD 115.3 billion. The insurer also recorded USD 80 billion of capital & surplus from 2020. Based on research data from ratings agency AM Best, our directory ... Read the full article

Insured losses from natural disasters hit $34bn in H1 2022, says Munich Re

28th July 2022

Once again, the U.S. led the way in the first half of 2022 with the highest level of weather-related losses, which, globally, reached $65 billion in the period, of which slightly more than 50% were covered by re/insurance, according to Munich Re. The reinsurer's H1 2022 natural disaster review examines a ... Read the full article

Munich Re’s HSB creates new Commercial Division

21st July 2022

Munich Re-owned specialty insurer HSB (UK & Ireland) has announced the formation of its new Commercial Division, creating a closer alignment between the firms business development, underwriting and claims teams. The Commercial Division will deliver a more collaborative and seamless customer experience for brokers, insurers and MGAs. In a press release, HSB noted ... Read the full article

Munich Re could face Russian jet loss via war risk policies: Jefferies

15th July 2022

Analysts at investment bank Jefferies have contended that Munich Re faces a “non-trivial” exposure to the ongoing aviation crisis concerning jets stranded in Russia, possibly via its “war risk” policies. Munich Re has a 49.96% share of Global Aerospace, which is on the all-risks cover for aircraft lessing giant Aercap, which ... Read the full article

Munich Re’s COVID claims persisting beyond expectations: Jefferies

14th July 2022

Analysts at Jefferies have reported that Munich Re’s COVID-19 claims on the life reinsurance side of its business have lasted far longer than anticipated, contrary to the market’s initial views. At Munich Re's recent management meetings, a key discussion point was the ongoing impact of COVID claims to the reinsurer’s life ... Read the full article

Inflationary recession is key concern – GAEF

12th July 2022

Central banks need to take decisive action to tame rampant inflation, rein in underlying inflation expectations and repair their damaged credibility.  That was the consensus among more than 20 members of the Geneva Association Economic Forum (GAEF) Network, comprised of chief economists and chief strategy officers from the ... Read the full article

Munich Re will adjust to climate change to supply nat cat cover – Goldman

6th July 2022

Munich Re has a “strong appetite for nat cat” and believes they have the skills and capabilities to write it, according to a statement by Goldman Sachs, following a management meeting on June 30th.  However, investors have questioned whether reinsurance companies should decrease natural catastrophe exposure ... Read the full article