Munich Re News

Munich Re Expects Profit Drop in 2016 on Soft Market, Low Interest Rates

Munich Re, the world’s second-biggest reinsurer, expects profit to decline this year as falling prices for its products and low interest rates weigh on investment earnings. The company plans to repurchase 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) of stock before its …

Munich Re Names Wenning as CEO to Succeed von Bomhard in April 2017

Munich Re, the world’s second-biggest reinsurer, named Joachim Wenning to succeed Chief Executive Officer Nikolaus von Bomhard as the industry struggles to maintain earnings amid low interest rates and falling prices. Wenning, 51, will take over the top post on April …

UK’s Pool Re Renews Reinsurance Cover for Another 3 Years

Pool Re announced it has renewed the reinsurance cover purchased in 2015, for a further three years. The renewed cover, which now includes an additional layer, provides £1.95 billion ($2.8 billion) of commercial reinsurance compared with £1.8 billion ($2.6 billion) …

Reinsurers’ Loss Reserves Dwindle While Rates Continue to Drop: Allianz Re CEO

Reinsurers are running out of claims reserves that they can release to boost profits as pricing continues to fall, according to the head of Allianz SE’s reinsurance unit. “I don’t think there are too many loss reserves left and the natural-catastrophe …

Munich Re Reports Q4 Profit Remains Level at 700M Euros; Dividend Hike Ahead

Munich Re, the world’s second-biggest reinsurer, plans to increase its dividend more than expected after fourth-quarter profit remained unchanged from a year earlier. The company plans to raise the dividend to 8.25 euros ($9.14) a share for 2015 compared with …

Munich Re Raises Shareholding in India’s Apollo Munich Health Insurance

Munich Re will acquire an additional 23.27 percent of shares of Apollo Munich Health Insurance Co. Ltd., from its joint venture partner, the Apollo Hospitals Group, India, increasing its shareholding from 25.5 percent to 48.75 percent. Representatives of both companies …

El Niño Helped Reduce Natural Catastrophe Losses in 2015: Munich Re

Insurers paid out around $27 billion for natural disaster claims last year with weather causing 94 percent of incidents, underscoring the challenge posed by climate change, data from reinsurer Munich Re showed on Monday. While the climate phenomenon known as “El …

Munich Re Q3 Profit Declines 29% on Investment Earnings

Munich Re, the world’s biggest reinsurer, said third-quarter profit slumped 29 percent on a decline in earnings from investments. Net income declined to 520 million euros [$567.8 million] in the three months through September from 733 million euros [$800.4 million] a …

Best Affirms Munich Re and Subs Ratings; Outlook Stable

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of ‘A+’ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings of “aa-” of Munich Reinsurance Company and its subsidiaries. Best has also affirmed the “issue ratings” of Munich Re, as well as the ICR …

Munich Re Working with Clients to Develop Solutions for ‘Digitalization’

A bulletin from Munich Re notes that the “risk landscape for insurers and their clients is changing faster than ever before, especially in terms of technologies, services, sales channels and demand patterns.” As a result the world’s largest reinsurer has …