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Munich Re unveils Q1 2022 outcomes

Munich Re’s solvency ratio was approx. 231% (227% as at 31 December 2021), which is above its optimum vary (175–220%), and consists of the deduction of €1 billion share buy-back. Its annualized return on fairness (RoE) for Q1 2022 was 9.8% (in comparison with 10.4% in Q1 2021).


The group’s reinsurance arm contributed €511 million (up from €410 million in Q1 2021) to the consolidated outcome for the interval whereas its working outcomes rose to €654 million, up from €558 million in the identical interval final yr. Its GWP for the unit elevated to €11,307 million in comparison with €9,389 million in Q1 2021.

Life and well being reinsurance enterprise generated a lack of €78 million, in comparison with a revenue of €52 million in Q1 2021, which was largely attributed to COVID-19-related losses of €150 million. In the meantime, premium revenue rose to €3,369 million from €3,058 million final yr.

Property-casualty reinsurance contributed €589 million (up from €358 million in Q1 2021) to the end in Q1. Premium quantity elevated considerably to €7,938 million (in comparison with final yr’s €6,330 million). Its mixed ratio was 91.3% (98.9%) of web earned premium. In Q1, Munich Re posted expenditure associated to the battle in Ukraine of barely over €100 million in some specialty strains.

Within the reinsurance renewals as of April 01 2022, Munich Re was in a position to improve the amount of enterprise written to €2.7 billion ( up +7.6%). It tapped into new progress alternatives, particularly in Asia – significantly in Japan and India – in addition to in Latin America. Against this, the reinsurer famous that it as soon as once more selectively discontinued enterprise that now not met threat/return expectations.

Costs rose within the sectional markets, Munich Re mentioned, and costs for reinsurance cowl rose significantly in some markets, together with the USA. The reinsurance large anticipates that the market surroundings will stay secure within the subsequent renewal spherical in July, providing enticing progress alternatives.


Regardless of unstable capital markets and main losses, ERGO posted a revenue of €96 million (down from Q1 2021’s €178 million) for Munich Re in Q1. ERGO noticed substantial progress in Q1 and total premium revenue rose to €5,803 million (up from final yr’s €5,362 million) – supported by all segments, whereas GWP rose to €5,526 million (up from final yr’s €5,163 million).


Munich Re noticed an funding results of €987 million in Q1 2022, a lower from Q1 2021’s results of €1,691 million.

Outlook for 2022

The reinsurer’s annual goal is unchanged at €3.3 billion and the group expects to see “advantageous enterprise prospects in reinsurance in 2022” with the projected gross premium of this discipline adjusted upwards from €42.5 billion to €45 billion which, in flip, has raised the forecast for the Munich Re Group as a complete to €64 billion.

Commenting on the outcomes, CFO Christoph Jurecka, mentioned: “Munich Re helps to offer humanitarian help for the folks of Ukraine and totally helps the sanctions towards Russia. The monetary penalties of the battle and the sanctions severely impacted our outcome within the first quarter:

“We made write-downs for impairment losses on Russian and Ukrainian bonds alike and recorded the primary claims. Regardless of the uncertainties of a difficult surroundings, Munich Re maintains its annual steerage of €3.3 billion based mostly on a quarterly revenue of greater than €600 million.”


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