ERGO News

Munich Re’s ERGO to Take 24.9% Stake in Chinese P/C Insurer

Munich Re’s ERGO insurance unit has agreed to take a 24.9% stake in Taishan Property & Casualty Insurance Co. Founded in 2011, Taishan Insurance is a nationwide property and casualty insurer based in Shandong, China. The transaction is a further …

Talanx Acquires P/C Insurer in Turkey from Munich Re Subsidiary

The German insurer Talanx has acquired the property/casualty insurer ERGO Sigorta A.S. from a Munich Re subsidiary. Financial details of the transaction where not disclosed. Talanx purchased ERGO Sigorta from ERGO International, which is a unit of ERGO, the primary …

Allianz Suisse to Buy DAS Switzerland from Munich Re’s ERGO

Allianz Group has agreed to acquire the legal protection insurer DAS Switzerland and the assets of DAS Luxembourg and Slovakia from German insurance group ERGO Group AG, the Munich Re subsidiary. The acquisition will strengthen the competitive position of Allianz …

Munich Re’s Ergo Decides Not to Sell Run-Off Life Policies as Offers Too Low

Munich Re’s ERGO unit has dropped plans to sell run-off life insurance policies, saying non-binding offers received by the company were too low. “In ERGO’s view, the current value of the portfolios and its potential appreciation is not adequately reflected …

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 …

Munich Re Q4 Earnings Drop to 500M Euros ($530M) on Nat Cat Claims

Munich Re, the world’s biggest reinsurer, reported a bigger-than-expected drop in fourth-quarter earnings as claims from natural disasters rose while prices continue to fall. Net income declined to about 500 million euros ($530 million) from about 700 million euros a …

Judge Hits Uber’s Background Check on Passenger Bringing Price-Fixing Suit

A federal judge on Monday banned Uber Technologies Inc. and its Chief Executive Travis Kalanick from using information from a background check on a passenger bringing a price-fixing lawsuit, saying the investigative firm conducting the probe may have engaged in …

Munich Re to Spend $1.1B by 2020 to Restructure Primary Insurance Unit

Munich Re, the world’s second-biggest reinsurer, plans to spend 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) by 2020 restructuring operations at its loss-making primary insurance unit in Germany. The plan for ERGO’s German operations includes cutting 1,835 jobs, or about 13 percent …

Munich Re’s Q1 Net Income Drops to $489.9M; Annual Profit Target Revised

Munich Re, the world’s second-biggest reinsurer, revised its full-year profit target to include restructuring charges at its primary insurance unit and losses on equity investments that hit first-quarter earnings. The shares fell to the lowest in more than eight months. …