Munich Re secures highest quarterly profit in four years

Latest report in line with last month’s expectations

Munich Re secures highest quarterly profit in four years

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

Last month major reinsurer Munich Re issued a €1 billion (around SG$1.54 billion) approximation for its second quarter consolidated result. Now the German group has released the official numbers, and the forecast is nearly spot-on.

Munich Re’s profit in the three months ended June 30 reached €993 million (around SG$1.53 billion), a leap from the €728 million (around SG$1.12 billion) it recorded in the same period last year. Of the 2019 total amount, €858 million (around SG$1.32 million) came from the reinsurance field of business while the remaining €135 million (around SG$209.1 million) was contributed by the ERGO operations.

“We are delighted to have generated our highest quarterly result in four years,” stated Joachim Wenning, chairman of the board of management at Munich Re.

“And we are confident that we will reach our profit guidance of €2.5 billion (around SG$3.87 billion) for 2019 and €2.8 billion (around SG$4.33 billion) for 2020 as set out in our multi-year ambition for 2018–2020. At the halfway stage of this programme, Munich Re is both strategically and financially on track.”

Operating result in the quarter grew from €997 million (around SG$1.54 billion) previously to €1.6 billion (around SG$2.47 billion) this time around. Gross written premium, meanwhile, rose 5.5% to €11.8 billion (around SG$18.27 billion).


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