Munich Re News

Munich Re CFO Schneider to Retire, Succeeded by ERGO’s Jurecka

Munich Re’s Chief Financial Officer Jörg Schneider, who turns 60 this year, will retire from the Munich Re board of management at his own request on Dec. 31, 2018. The Supervisory Board of Munich Re has appointed Christoph Jurecka as …

U.S. Sanctions Likely to Ban Use of Lloyd’s IT Platform for Processing Iran Insurance

New U.S. sanctions are likely to prevent the use of a Lloyd’s of London IT platform for any Iran insurance, adding to difficulties for European insurers providing cover for the country. European insurers, reinsurers, brokers and shipping firms have been …

Partnering with Insurtech to Transform Rather Than Disrupt Insurance

The insurance industry is experiencing a convergence with technology that is transforming the way it develops products, underwrites, prices and sells policies, and services its customers. This change can seem disruptive, so it’s critical that insurance companies better understand how …

Guggenheim Exploring Deal with Munich Re’s Asset Management Unit

Guggenheim Partners is exploring the sale of a stake in its $250 billion asset-management unit overseen by Scott Minerd, according to people familiar with the matter. Guggenheim Partners Investment Management has been in talks with global insurers, sovereign wealth funds …

New Marsh Coverage Protects Businesses From Pandemic Losses

Marsh has launched a new insurance product to provide financial protection to US-based businesses and their global operations affected by an infectious disease outbreak. PathogenRX, developed by Marsh in collaboration with Munich Re, and epidemic risk modeler Metabiota, is a …

Munich Re Not Looking But Would Welcome Investor: CEO Wenning

Munich Re would welcome a long-term investor taking a significant stake in the company as the world’s largest reinsurer eyes a return to profit growth this year, its CEO told Reuters. Joachim Wenning’s comments come as Japan’s SoftBank is in …

Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative, B3i, Forms Company Called ‘B3i Services’

The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i) announced the incorporation of B3i Services AG in Zurich, Switzerland. The company was formed by the founders of B3i, which previously operated as a collaborative initiative of 15 global insurers and reinsurers who came …

Munich Re Eyes Purchase of London Property, Which Could Become UK HQ: Sources

Munich Re, the world’s largest reinsurer, is in talks to acquire a plot that has approval for one of the tallest towers in the City of London financial district, people with knowledge of the plan said. The insurer is negotiating …

Manchester Underwriting Acquires Pelican Underwriting from Asta Capital

Manchester Underwriting Management Ltd. (MUM) announced it has acquired Pelican Underwriting One Ltd. from third party managing agent Asta Capital Ltd. Pelican Underwriting One trades as Pelican Underwriting and specializes in writing solicitors’ professional indemnity (PI) in England and Wales. …

Munich Re to Offer Drone Services to Clients Through Partnership with Betterview

Betterview, a drone-based inspection company specializing in risk and damage assessments, has formed an agreement with Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. (Munich Re) to offer drone imagery, analysis and reporting to Munich Re’s insurance company clients. As part of the agreement, …