Munich Re News

Nat Cat Risks Aggravated by Persistent Extreme Weather Conditions: Munich Re

Munich Re has published a report, which notes that “over the past years, persistent extreme weather conditions have triggered severe natural catastrophes and caused losses in the billion range.” In addition the world’s largest reinsurer said: “There are a growing …

Munich Re Continues Buying Back Shares Amid Falling Profit

Munich Re, the world’s biggest reinsurer, will continue buying back shares as declining prices and lower investment income undermine earnings. Munich Re plans to repurchase an additional €1 billion ($1.056 billion) of its own shares before its 2016 shareholder meeting, …

Europe’s Insurers to Boost Dividends for Investors Seeking Higher Yields

Europe’s insurers are preparing to boost dividends to the highest of any industry except utilities, making use of expanding surplus capital to offer investors an alternative to record low interest earnings from bonds. Companies including Allianz SE, Europe’s biggest insurer, …

Munich Re Raises Dividend Even After 4th Quarter Profit Declines 42%

Munich Re, the world’s biggest reinsurer, plans to raise its dividend even after fourth-quarter profit declined 42 percent on investments and goodwill impairments. Net income fell to about 700 million euros ($794 million) from 1.2 billion euros a year before, …

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Munich Re and Subsidiaries

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “aa-” of Munich Reinsurance Company (Munich Re) (Germany) and its subsidiaries. Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed all debt ratings of Munich …

Munich Re Profit Misses Estimates as Investment Income Falls

Munich Re, the world’s biggest reinsurer, posted third-quarter profit that missed analyst estimates as low interest rates eroded returns from its fixed- income investments. Net income rose 16 percent from the year-earlier period to €735 million [$937 million], the Munich-based …

Climate Change Report Slams Insurers for ‘Profound Lack of Preparedness’

A report on the insurance industry released Wednesday shows “a profound lack of preparedness in addressing climate-related risks and opportunities.” Insurance industry representatives immediately criticized the report as a negative take on the industry’s ability to adapt and not reflective of …

Eight P&C Insurers Get Top Marks for Climate Change Risk Management

Munich Re and ACE Ltd. are among insurers that are best prepared to manage risks related to climate change, a lobbying group said. The nine insurers that were found to be integrating climate change into underwriting and investments also included …

Munich Re Second-Quarter Profit Rises 45% on Investment Gains

Munich Re, the world’s biggest reinsurer, said second-quarter profit rose 45 percent helped by higher investment income. Net income advanced to €765 million ($1.02 billion) from €528 million [$706 million] a year earlier, the company said in a statement today. …

Best Revises Insurance Holding Company and Debt Ratings: Companies Affected

A.M. Best announced that it has made some revisions to the criteria it uses in constructing its ratings reports, which will “provide clarification on several issues related to the rating of an insurance company’s debt, including A.M. Best’s approach to …