Munich Re set for €400m Q3 profit despite €1.8bn nat cat bill

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Munich Re expects to deliver profit of about €400m in the third quarter, despite nat cat costs of roughly €1.8bn during the period.

The reinsurer said the “high losses” include about €600m from storm Bernd, which led to flooding in Germany and other parts of Europe. This loss fell on its P&C reinsurance business as well as primary insurer ERGO in Germany.

Munich Re also suffered about €1.2bn in reinsurance losses from Hurricane Ida during the third quarter.

But despite these claims, the reinsurer is set to make a profit of €400m in the period and still expects to hit its €2.8bn profit guidance for the full year.

It is set to post about €2.1bn of profit for the first nine months.

Munich Re said its forecast takes into account higher Covid-19-related losses for life and health reinsurance than expected at the time of its Q2 results.

The firm will announce its full third-quarter results on 9 November.

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