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The global reinsurance leader surpasses analysts’ predictions, driven by strong performance across all business sectors and favorable market conditions.

Munich, Germany- On Tuesday, Munich Re announced that they have begun 2024 with a remarkable financial performance, posting a preliminary net profit of approximately €2.1 billion for the first fiscal quarter. This result substantially exceeds the expectations of analysts, who had projected a profit of €1.476 billion.

The operational performance of all lines of business was better than expected for the full year. The property-casualty reinsurance sector recorded a combined ratio of roughly 75%, significantly benefiting from lower-than-average major-loss expenditures. Life and health reinsurance also demonstrated robust profitability with a technical result of around €0.6 billion. Additionally, a favorable capital market environment and positive currency effects have bolstered Munich Re’s investment results, achieving an ROI of about 3.8%.

Munich Re’s outstanding Q1 performance has reinforced its confidence in meeting or potentially surpassing the anticipated €5 billion net result for the full 2024 financial year.

Looking Forward:
The company has scheduled the release of its final Q1 results for May 8, 2024, which is eagerly awaited by investors and market analysts alike. This strong start not only positions Munich Re favorably within the reinsurance industry but also underscores its operational resilience and strategic market positioning.

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