Munich Re News

Soft Reinsurance Prices to Continue Until Year-End – at Least: Fitch

The soft pricing in the global reinsurance market will continue, at least, for the rest of the year, Fitch Ratings says. Fitch expects premium rates to continue declining as a result of large amounts of under-deployed capital and sluggish demand …

Munich Re & Hannover Re Results on Track Despite Higher Nat Cat Claims

Reinsurers Munich Re and Hannover Re both reported that first quarter results are on track to meet their annual targets, despite Q1’s higher level of catastrophe claims. Munich Re reported consolidated first quarter profit rose 22 percent to €557 million …

High-Profile Cyber Attacks Drive Growth of Cyber Crime Insurance

For companies and organizations, an attack by hackers can inflict financial losses, corporate embarrassment and legal action. For insurers jumping into the brave new world of cyber crime insurance, it’s free marketing for what could be a $10 billion opportunity. …

Munich Re’s Primary Carrier, ERGO, Explores China Digital Business

ERGO, Munich Re’s troubled primary insurance company, is making a digital push in the massive Chinese market. Mark Klein, ERGO’s chief digital officer, recently visited China to explore how the insurer can partner on data with Chinese companies, such as …

Munich Re’s New CEO Wenning to Take ‘Hard-Nosed’ Approach

Joachim Wenning admitted he would not be to everyone’s liking long before taking the helm of Germany’s Munich Re. That hard-nosed approach could prove valuable as the 52-year-old tackles falling profits, disgruntled investors and headwinds beyond his control at the …

Global Insurance Industry Set to Grow by 4.5% in 2017-2018: Munich Re

The global insurance industry is set to grow more strongly at 4.5 percent per annum on average (3.0 percent in real terms, or adjusted for inflation) during 2017 and 2018, according to Munich Re. While premium income is likely to …

Munich Re, Beazley Partner to Provide Enhanced Cover for Large Cyber Risks

Building on their existing collaboration, Beazley and Munich Re’s Corporate Insurance Partner announced the creation of “Vector,” a partnership that aims “to bring innovation and capacity to the large cyber market.” Vector cements a relationship the two insurers forged a …

UK MGA Plum Launches High Net Worth Home Cyber Cover

Plum Underwriting, the London-based specialist home insurance managing general agent, announced the launch of cyber and data risks cover embedded within high net worth (HNW) and mid net worth (MNW) home insurance products in the UK. Plum’s Home Cyber covers …

Munich Re Syndicate’s Hoare Elected to Council of Lloyd’s

Dominick Hoare, chief underwriting officer for Munich Re Syndicate Ltd., was elected this week to the position of corporate-external member to the Council of Lloyd’s, which is the body responsible for the supervision of the Lloyd’s market. Hoare represents Munich …

UK’s Pool Re Increases Reinsurance Cover to £2B ($2.5B)

Pool Re announced it has increased its commercial reinsurance cover to £2 billion ($2.5 billion), compared with the £1.95 billion ($2.4 billion) of cover previously in place. The placement further distances the UK Treasury, and thus, ultimately, the UK taxpayer …