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News on one of the world’s largest reinsurance companies Munich Re.

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.

Munich Re partners with Community Association Underwriters of America

28th June 2017

Reinsurance giant Munich Re is partnering through its U.S. Specialty Markets branch with the Community Association Underwriters of America (CAU), a managing general agency and division of Alliant Specialty Insurance Services. From July, Munich Re's US-affiliated carriers will insure CAU’s existing business and also offer its client base a number of ... Read the full article

Munich Re names Jinzenji CEO Japan, as branch expands to non-life

27th June 2017

Global reinsurance firm Munich Re's Japan operations officially become a composite branch of July 1st 2017, and the reinsurer is expanding its offerings from the branch to include non-life products, as well as life, while Brian Jinzenji has been named CEO. Jinzenji officially becomes Chief Executive Officer and Representative of the ... Read the full article

Munich Re backed carrier ONE acquired by InsurTech wefox

26th June 2017

A digital insurance carrier backed and reinsured by global player Munich Re is to be integrated into InsurTech start-up wefox's platform as an innovation partner from September 2017, as wefox acquires ONE. Wefox said that it is integrating digital insurer ONE, which was launched in 2016 by former Zurich Insurance ... Read the full article

Munich Re sets up protected cell company in Malta, report

19th June 2017

German and global reinsurance player Munich Re has registered a protected cell insurance vehicle on the island domicile of Malta. The Times of Malta first reported that the reinsurer registered a protected cell company a few weeks ago, which would be able to underwrite re/insurance business, and that this could provide ... Read the full article

Munich Re leads Grenfell Tower reinsurance, fire loss seen at £25m+

15th June 2017

The insurer of the Grenfell Tower apartment building in London's Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, that was the site of a tragic fire this week, has said that the insurance loss is anticipated at over £25 million ($31.8m) and said that Munich Re is its lead provider of reinsurance. The ... Read the full article

Cyber growth to drive increased profitability at Munich Re, says J.P. Morgan

15th June 2017

J.P. Morgan has maintained that reinsurance giant Munich Re will beat its conservative full-year 2017 net profit target and also increased its full-year 2018 and 2019 profit estimates for the reinsurer, driven by an expectation of continued cyber growth. The German domiciled reinsurer announced in March a 2017 profit guidance of ... Read the full article

Reinsurers express regret at Trump’s exit of the Paris Climate Agreement

2nd June 2017

Reinsurance giants Swiss Re and Munich Re have added their voices to the growing international condemnation of Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement. The Swiss reinsurer -  which has been researching climate change and its effects for the past 30 years - said; "we can say: it is a ... Read the full article

Ergo sees greater annual profit contribution to Munich Re

2nd June 2017

Ergo Group, the primary insurer of reinsurance giant Munich Re, has revealed plans to generate increasing profit for the reinsurer moving forward after the successful restructuring of its operations. After launching a full-scale restructuring project in 2016 the Ergo Group is now structured to operate more efficiently, with the firm citing ... Read the full article

Munich Re buys another wind farm, to further diversify investments

1st June 2017

Global reinsurance firm Munich Re has signed an agreement with Eolus, the Swedish wind power developer, which will see all the shares in a wind farm development being acquired by the reinsurers MEAG asset management unit. Investment returns remain vital to reinsurers, perhaps more so in the low yield environment, but ... Read the full article

Munich Re strengthening presence across Asia-Pacific

31st May 2017

Reinsurance firm Munich Re has been placing an increasing focus on the Asia-Pacific region, ensuring its operations and leadership are structured in the best manner to support its clients. The reinsurer recognises the importance of the region, as a source of risk premium growth, with client relationships deemed as one of ... Read the full article

Underwriters see opioids as mortality threat, only 53% test for use: Munich Re

30th May 2017

A recent survey by reinsurance giant Munich Re shows that over 90% of underwriters are worried about the impact opioid addiction will have on mortality and, perhaps surprisingly, just 53% of surveyed life insurance companies actually test for opioids. The survey included responses from 126 life insurance professionals and was conducted at the Association ... Read the full article

Insurtech Neos gets strategic support and capacity from Munich Re

26th May 2017

Home insurer Neos has formed a strategic partnership with reinsurance giant Munich Re, who has agreed to provide underwriting capacity through a managing general agent (MGA) towards an innovative home insurance product that uses smart home technology to proactively protect homes from fire, water damage and theft. Neos also announced having raised 5 ... Read the full article

Munich Re partners for brownfield soil remediation offering

22nd May 2017

An insurance unit of Germany-based reinsurance giant Munich Re has entered into a new partnership with Reterro, Inc. to develop and offer process substitute performance insurance protection for soil remediation projects. Reterro is a vertically integrated brownfield redevelopment firm that provides comprehensive soil remediation technology for owners of distressed brownfield properties. In ... Read the full article

Munich Re reports Q1 result, on track to hit 2017 profit guidance

9th May 2017

Reinsurance giant Munich Re has reported its first-quarter 2017 results, posting a net result of €557 million (US$436 million), and confirming that it still anticipates to hit its 2017 profit guidance across the Group. The reinsurer today announced that despite increased major loss expenditure in the opening three months of the ... Read the full article

Munich Re & Lincoln Financial partner to bring new life insurance opportunities to the U.S.

8th May 2017

Germany domiciled reinsurance giant Munich Re has partnered with Lincoln Financial Group to develop new life insurance opportunities for Americans with hepatitis C, in light of recent medical advances. The industry-first partnership sees the pair enable the offering of more favourable underwriting ratings for the majority of people afflicted with hepatitis ... Read the full article