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    1. July 10, 2016

      Nikolaus von Bomhard, Munich Re CEO, on leaving after 30 years

      Nikolaus von Bomhard is Mr Munich. He grew up in Bavaria. He studied there. He lives there. He is involved in local...

    2. July 10, 2016

      Von Bomhard floats a Munich Re return

      Munich Re’s outgoing chief executive, Nikolaus von Bomhard, has confirmed that he could return to the German...

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    1. Risk Management - Finance & Insurance 2012

      Currencies: Companies make plans in case the euro collapses Capital rules: Regulators...
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    1. June 24, 2016

      Munich Re warns UK will lose influence to other financial hubs

      Munich Re, the world’s largest reinsurance group, has warned that Brexit will have detrimental economic consequences...

    2. June 9, 2016

      Reinsurers: après le deluge

      Water, water everywhere, and still returns did shrink. Europe’s reinsurers have plenty of reasons to paraphrase Samuel...

    3. June 1, 2016

      Munich Re to cut 1,800 jobs at Ergo to trim costs by €280m by 2020

      Munich Re is to cut 1,800 jobs at Ergo, its German primary insurance business, in a bid to restore the lossmaking unit...

    4. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Munich Re to cut 1,800 jobs at primary insurance unit

      Munich Re is to cut 1,800 jobs in Germany as part of plans to overhaul its primary insurance business, Ergo, and reduce...

    5. May 10, 2016

      Munich Re cuts profit target on restructuring costs

      Munich Re has cut its profit target for the year after first-quarter earnings fell sharply and it took into account the...

    6. April 27, 2016

      Munich Re warns of market turmoil hit on first-quarter profits

      Shares in Munich Re dropped as much as 6 per cent on Wednesday after the chief executive of the world’s largest...

    7. April 10, 2016

      Beazley and Munich Re join up in cyber insurance push

      Beazley and Munich Re are teaming up to launch a major new push into cyber insurance. The move comes despite growing...

    8. March 29, 2016

      New leaders at European insurers face diverse challenges

      European insurance is in a period of unusual turnover — the announcement last week that Axa’s longtime chairman is to...

    9. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      Munich Re warns of lower profits in 2016

      German reinsurer Munich Re, which yesterday named a new chief executive, has warned profits this year will be lower...

    10. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      Munich Re says Wenning to be CEO from 2017

      German reinusrer Munich Re has named Joachim Wenning as its next chief executive, succeeding Nikolaus von Bomhard who...

    11. March 9, 2016

      Fears of lower interest rates drag European insurance bonds down

      Insurance bonds have suffered the worst start to the year of any major corporate bond sector in Europe, highlighting...

    12. February 4, 2016

      Munich Re shares jump on dividend rise

      Shares in Munich Re rose 4.5 per cent as the German reinsurance group said it would raise its dividend more than...

    13. November 29, 2015

      Insurers to launch forum to address EM disasters

      Insurers and policymakers will launch a new push next week to reduce the impact of natural disasters and climate change...

    14. November 5, 2015

      Munich Re’s profits fall as market volatility hits reinsurer

      Munich Re’s profits fell 30 per cent in the third quarter, as volatile global commodity and stock markets took their...

    15. September 29, 2015

      Warren Buffett cuts exposure to German reinsurer Munich Re

      Warren Buffett has cut his stake in the German reinsurer Munich Re, in the latest sign of the billionaire investor’s...

    16. April 28, 2015

      Catastrophe deals threaten reinsurance sector ‘collapse’

      The $575bn industry that protects insurers from earthquakes, hurricanes and other disasters risks a banking-style...

    17. April 20, 2015

      British regulator challenges US over Berkshire scrutiny

      British regulators have challenged their US peers over their apparent reluctance to subject Warren Buffett’s Berkshire...

    18. March 11, 2015

      Munich Re to launch fresh €1bn share buyback as prices fall

      Munich Re unveiled another €1bn share buyback programme as the world’s largest reinsurance group by market...

    19. February 5, 2015

      Munich Re to raise dividend

      Munich Re is to raise its dividend more than expected after a strong performance in 2014, although it warned pressure...

    20. February 4, 2015

      Draghi’s QE strains German life assurers

      Mario Draghi’s plan to revitalise the eurozone through quantitative easing will further undermine the solvency of life...

    21. January 26, 2015

      Axis-PartnerRe $11bn deal to reshape reinsurance

      Axis Capital and PartnerRe have agreed an $11bn transaction to combine the two New York-listed insurers, in the...

    22. January 22, 2015

      A little market medicine to prevent the next pandemic

      First, let us celebrate the good news: it seems that the scourge of Ebola is gradually abating. Tragically, people are...

    23. December 31, 2014

      Reinsurance price cuts prompt viability fears

      A third straight year of falling prices for back-up insurance against earthquakes, hurricanes and other catastrophes is...

    24. November 27, 2014

      Reinsurance revolution changes landscape of risk management

      Reinsurance revolution It is the sector that helped Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway become the world’s fifth most...

    25. August 7, 2014

      MH17 to cost Munich Re up to €30m

      Munich Re has said that the downing of flight MH17 in Ukraine would cost the reinsurer up to €30m, as it warned that...

    26. July 1, 2014

      Cat bond investors show their limits

      The World Bank attracted attention last week when the development institution issued its first ever catastrophe bond,...

    27. June 30, 2014

      Reinsurers start to scrap terrorism exclusions

      Intensifying competition between global reinsurers is forcing them to provide cover for terrorism on terms they have...

    28. Business Blog

      December 10, 2013

      GM lifer Barra is ready to hit the open road

      GM's off - and Barra's driving (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) Of two immediately obvious facts about Mary Barra, chief...

    29. November 24, 2013

      Insurers tackle risk that injuries pose to football revenue

      It is the nightmare of every top Premier League club owner. The club’s prized asset, a top player who commands a...

    30. November 7, 2013

      Munich Re and Swiss Re consider plans to return extra capital

      The world’s two largest reinsurers both raised the prospect of returning extra capital to shareholders, as they...

    31. October 22, 2013

      Serious game of reinsurance policy terms plays out in Germany

      Baden-Baden has lured gamblers for generations. More than a century ago, Fyodor Dostoevsky is said to have endured a...

    32. October 21, 2013

      Primary insurers push for price cuts

      A significant shift in the way insurance companies protect themselves against losses from natural catastrophes will...

    33. October 13, 2013

      Reinsurers fight ‘too big to fail’ label

      The world’s biggest reinsurance companies are battling harder to convince watchdogs that they are not too big to fail,...

    34. September 20, 2013

      Jardine Lloyd Thompson in reinsurance push

      Jardine Lloyd Thompson, the FTSE 250 insurance intermediary, is set to double its presence in reinsurance broking after...

    35. September 20, 2013

      Alpha animal in the insurance food chain

      There is much alarm in the reinsurance industry about the inflow of supposedly dumb money from credit investors to...

    36. August 6, 2013

      Munich Re underscores tough conditions for reinsurance

      Concerns about how global reinsurers are coping with weak investment returns and increasing competition mounted on...

    37. July 4, 2013

      Reinsurers: summertime blues

      Europe’s reinsurers have got a case of the summertime blues. Shares in Swiss Re are down 12 per cent since at the start...

    38. June 14, 2013

      Central European flooding set to cost Allianz €500m

      The flooding that has devastated large areas of Germany and central Europe is set to cost the country’s two biggest...

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