Munich Re News

Insurtech FRISS and Munich Re Extend Partnership to Support Insurers Fighting Fraud

FRISS, the insurtech provider of AI-powered anti-fraud solutions for the P&C insurance industry, has extended its partnership with Munich Re to now support insurers in their fight against fraud. Following their successful cooperation in Latin America and Iberia, the partnership …

Munich Re Syndicate Labuan Promotes Ng to General Manager and Principle Officer

James Ng has been promoted to general manager and principle officer for Munich Re Syndicate Labuan Ltd. (MRSLab). Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Ng will have overall responsibilities for the Labuan operations and its business activities and will report to …

Insurers to Offer up to $5B in Capacity to Hike Developing Nations’ Climate Resilience

Insurers are partnering with the United Nations and other public groups to help the poorest countries bounce back from natural disasters that may become a more regular occurrence. As part of the program, as much as $5 billion in insurance …

Aviation Industry Braces for Double-Digit Premium Hikes After 737 MAX Groundings

The aviation industry is bracing for double-digit insurance premium hikes for the first time in about 15 years, as insurers wrestle with higher costs from aircraft groundings, including the grounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 MAX jets following two fatal crashes, …

Re/insurers Rethink Climate Change Risks as Losses Grow from Wildfires, Floods, Hail

By the time David Kaisel got back from selling his flour at a farmers’ market, a wildfire in California’s Capay Valley had burnt both his tractor and the shipping container where he kept some tools. His insurer is set to …

AXA Liabilities Managers Buys Non-Life Legacy Portfolio of Munich Re Malaysia

AXA Liabilities Managers announced it has completed the acquisition of the non-life legacy portfolio of Munich Re Malaysia (a branch of M├╝nchener R├╝ckversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in Munich). The portfolio transfer will become effective on October 1, 2019. Financial details of the …

Insurers Pressured to Drop Coverage of Canada’s Oil Sands Pipeline

A coalition of 32 environmental and indigenous groups on Thursday urged insurers to stop underwriting the Trans Mountain pipeline to pressure Canada to cancel its plan to expand the project, which carries crude from Alberta’s oil sands to British Columbia’s …

Munich Re Reports 36% Rise in Q2 Net Profit on Lower Claims from Major Losses

German reinsurer Munich Re on Wednesday reported a 36% rise in net profit in the second quarter, helped by low claims from major losses, and stuck to its forecast for 2019. Net profit was 993 million euros ($1.11 billion), up …

Artificial Intelligence Helps to Contain Wildfires, Predict Wild Weather

On a tower in the Brazilian rainforest, a sentinel scans the horizon for the first signs of fire. Only these eyes aren’t human. They don’t blink or take breaks, and guided by artificial intelligence they can tell the difference between …

Parametric Insurance Cover Provides French Farmers with Drought Relief

Hundreds of French farmers who signed up for specialist policies aimed at insuring against freak weather are getting swift payouts which could help them recover from heatwaves and prolonged droughts that hit parts of the country. The payments underline how …