Hannover Re
13 March 2018News

Hannover Re avoids P&C 2017 underwriting loss

Despite large natural catastrophe losses Hannover Re managed to post an underwriting profit for 2017 in its property/casualty (P&C) reinsurance operations.

Large losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria as well as wildfires in California resulted in a total major loss expenditure of €1.13 billion in 2017, exceeding the large loss budget of €825 million for the year.

The underwriting result consequently declined to €15.5 million in 2017 from €503.1 million in 2016.

The operating profit of the operations fell to €1.12 billion from €1.34 billion over the period. Group net income from the P&C reinsurance operations decreased by 11.8 percent to €837.3 million over the period.

At the same time, gross premium volume in P&C reinsurance rose by 16.4 percent to €10.7 billion in 2017.

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7 February 2018   Hannover Re has expanded the premium volume in traditional property/casualty (P&C) reinsurance by 12.7 percent, according to a Feb. 7 press release.
7 February 2018   Hannover Re has raised its group net income estimates for 2017 to €950 million from €800 million and set a new target for the current financial year.
8 May 2018   Hannover Re has boosted gross premium by 17.6 percent year on year to €5.3 billion, an increase of 27.5 percent adjusted for exchange rate effects.