Swiss Re CEO Christian Mumenthaler News

Activist Group Calls on Insurers to Sue Oil Companies for Climate Damages

FRANKFURT – A prominent activist is calling on insurers like Swiss Re to explore suing major oil companies for climate-related damages, the latest volley in a years-long campaign that pits environmentalists against the insurance industry. The tactic urged by The …

Swiss Re CEO Mumenthaler Appointed Chairman of Geneva Association

The Geneva Association announced that Christian Mumenthaler, CEO of Swiss Re, was appointed the new chairman of the organization. Mumenthaler, who has been vice chairman since November 2019, succeeds outgoing Chairman Charles Brindamour, CEO of Intact Financial, who remains on …

Swiss Re Reports Better-Than-Expected Profit Despite Major Claims

Reinsurance company Swiss Re said on Friday it swung to a better-than-expected net profit in the first nine months as it recovers from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic despite big claims from major storms on both sides of the …

Swiss Re Reports Larger-Than-Expected Annual Loss of US$878 Million

Swiss Re swung to a larger-than-expected annual loss on Friday, pressured by $3.9 billion in claims and reserves related to the coronavirus pandemic, but declared a dividend as the reinsurer expects a return to profit in 2021. Swiss Re and …

Swiss Insurers Oppose Tighter Immigration Rules, Says Swiss Re CEO in News Report

Switzerland’s insurance industry is against tightening the country’s immigration rules, a move that will be put to voters this year, Swiss Re Chief Executive Christian Mumenthaler told Handelszeitung newspaper. Mumenthaler is the latest business figure to lobby against the proposals, …

Swiss Re Reports Q1 Loss of $225M as Impact of COVID-19 Crisis Begins to Hit

Reinsurer Swiss Re swung into a net loss in the first quarter of 2020 as the impact of the coronavirus outbreak began to bite, it said on Thursday. The Zurich-based company booked a hit of $476 million for anticipated and …

Swiss Re 2019 Profit Hit by Natural Disasters, U.S. Casualty Claims

Reinsurer Swiss Re reported on Thursday a smaller-than-expected profit in 2019 due to claims for a series of man-made and natural disasters, as well as expenses for its U.S. casualty business, sending its shares lower. Net profit in the year …

Swiss Re to Sell U.K. Insurer ReAssure to Phoenix Group for $4.3B in Cash, Shares

Swiss Re announced an agreement to sell its U.K. life subsidiary ReAssure Group plc to Phoenix Group Holdings plc. As part of the agreement, which values ReAssure at £3.25 billion ($4.3 billion), Swiss Re will receive a cash payment of …

Is the Reinsurance Cycle Dead or Just Dormant? Executives Discuss New Realities

Many reinsurance executives have been left scratching their heads in surprise after last year’s natural catastrophes, which cost a whopping $100 billion but ended up having very little impact on rates. The insurance and reinsurance market isn’t behaving as it …

CEO Says Swiss Re Open to Anchor Shareholder Following Softbank Inquiry

Swiss Re AG’s chief said the reinsurer would welcome an anchor investor after being approached by billionaire Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Group Corp. In a business where results can change radically from one year to the next, “it’s not a bad …