2019 financial results News

Generali’s Net Profit Rises 28% in First Quarter, Boosted by Asset Sales

Generali, Italy’s biggest insurer, reported a larger-than-expected 28 percent rise in first-quarter net profit helped by asset sales, though capital ratios fell due to regulatory changes. Generali’s solvency ratio, a key measure of financial strength, stood at 207% at the …

Allianz Posts Q1 Net Profit of $2.21B, a Small Rise from Q1 2018

German insurer Allianz SE on Tuesday posted a small rise in net profit in the first quarter from a year earlier, marginally ahead of expectations, and confirmed its targets for 2019. Results were helped by lower claims from natural catastrophes, …

Munich Re’s Q1 Profit Drops 23.5% on Higher Claims Payments from Previous Years

German reinsurer Munich Re reported a 23.5 percent decrease in its first quarter net profit to €633 million ($708.6 million) from €827 million ($925.7 million) in Q1 2018. The world’s largest reinsurer blamed the profit drop on “higher basic losses …

Swiss Re’s Q1 Profit of $429M Hit by Natural Catastrophes, Boeing Crash

Reinsurer Swiss Re AG’s reported an unexpected 6 percent fall in quarterly net profit on Friday as claims from large losses offset higher net premiums and a solid return on investments. Net profit came in at $429 million, below the …

Chubb’s Q1 Net Income Dips Slightly but Commercial Insurance Produces Gains

Chubb saw its net income dip slightly in the 2019 first quarter, though commercial and other insurance premiums rose at a healthy clip. The insurance giant’s property/casualty combined ratio also improved, and catastrophe losses dropped. “Chubb had a very good …

SCOR’s Q1 Net Profit Drops 21% on Japan Typhoons in 2018

French reinsurer SCOR, whose CEO faces a vote on his demotion during a shareholders meeting on Friday, said its net profit in the first quarter fell 21 percent as a result of the impact of 2018 typhoons in Japan. SCOR …

W.R. Berkley Q1 Results Show Rate Increases Working

W.R. Berkley Corp. enjoyed solid premium growth in the 2019 first quarter and its reinsurance arm booked encouraging results, with the carrier crediting “further rate improvement” for the positive trend. The insurer said its rate increases appear to be outpacing …

Lower Catastrophe Losses Help Boost Q1 Profit for Travelers

Insurer Travelers Companies Inc.’s quarterly profit beat analysts’ estimates on Thursday, as improved underwriting and lower catastrophe losses offset a decline in net investment income, sending its shares to a more than one-year high. Shares of the Dow-component rose as …