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News Article | February 5, 2017
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The year 2016 was messy and expensive and full of climate change enhanced weather disasters. There were, according to Jeff Masters and Bob Henson, over 30 billion dollar disasters last year. The frequency of flood disasters in Europe have doubled over 35 years. The number of devastating floods that trigger insurance payouts has more than doubled in Europe since 1980, according to new research by Munich Re, the world’s largest reinsurance company. The firm’s latest data shows there were 30 flood events requiring insurance payouts in Europe last year – up from just 12 in 1980 – and the trend is set to accelerate as warming temperatures drive up atmospheric moisture levels. Globally, 2016 saw 384 flood disasters, compared with 58 in 1980, although the greater proportional increase probably reflects poorer flood protections and lower building standards in the developing world As I’m sure you’ve heard, he year 2016 was the hottest year on record, and 2017 is also going to be hot. (I personally doubt 2017 will be hotter, but then again, I was thinking that 2016 might not break the 2015 record.) Mark Bgoslough as an interesting piece here on how global temperature records are made, analyses, and reported. I recommend reading that. Here, I want to use a graphic he made for that item to point something outI’ve added the green lines. I’ll just leave it here without comment. People in the northeastern US should be about 50% more concerned about global warming than everyone else, because new research suggests that this region will warm about 50% faster than the globe in coming years. John Abraham summarizes and interprets the results here. A recent poll tells us that 90% of rural Australians are concerned about the impacts of climate change. Most were concerned about drought and flooding. Fewer than half this coal fire power stations should be phased out. I think that if you did a similar poll in the US, you would find that most rural Americans don’t are about climate change, and even fewer think coal should be phased out. Since all rural people, Australians or Americans and everyone else, have already been affected to at least some degree by climate change, and since the science strongly suggests that things will get much worse for them in the future, all of these folks should be concerned and all of them should be for doing something about it. The good news is that the cognitive dissonance we see in the Australia between climate change and concern may be a harbinger for future changes in American attitudes. Australia has probably been affected by severe weather caused or enhanced by climate change to a much larger degree than has Rural America. In short, I expect disdain for coal to catch up to concern about climate change in Oz, while in America, eventually, people will get more and more on board with both. Americans are more concerned about not offending farmers than they are about saving them. In American farmlands, we expect climate change to reduce staple crop production substantially by the end of the century. The farmers need to get on board more quickly if they want their grandchildren to be able to be farmers too. A question on everyone’s mind: “Is the California Drought over and what does this mean?” It looks over. Reservoirs are filling, snow is piling up in the mountains, everything is wet. However, there are several things still to consider. For one, the recharging of water supplies is not complete, and if near-zero-rain conditions return right away, the drought will slowly return. This is of course always a concern, but right now we have a slightly different question to ask for California. Is it the case that the conditions that led to the California drought are the “new normal” (a phrase I’m not really happy with) I the sense that from now on, there will be less snow pack, less rainfall, etc. In other words, is it the case that the future of California is generally much dryer all the time with the occasional drenching rainy season, because of climate change? We don’t know yet, but there is one fairly obvious area of concern: Snow pack. Snow pack plays a role in watering California. Snow pack forms during the rainy winter, and slowly melts thereafter. If that precipitation wasn’t temporarily stored up as snow, the winter rains would be more flooding, and there would be less water retained in the system for the rest of the year. Increasing warmth, due to global warming, has caused more of the precipitation that falls in the mountains to be rain rather than snow, and it has caused the snow to melt more quickly. Warmer temperatures also mean more evaporation, so getting everything all wet and squishy for a few months during the Winter may mean less a few months later when a warm and dry atmosphere starts to drunk the moisture out of the ground and off the reservoir’s surfaces at an accelerated rate. This piece by Andrea Thompson at Climate Central does a great job of summarizing the current situation in California. I have been noting for years (well, for a couple of years) that the best available paleo data suggest that the current levels of CO2 and/or temperature, protracted over a reasonable amount of time, should be associated with sea levels of about 8 meters. In other words, if you are worried about sea level rise, and you should be, the amount of sea level rise that we are currently locked into is enough to inundate much of Southeast Asia’s rice growing land, large parts of various US states such as Louisiana and Florida, and to cause retreat from many of the world’s most densely settled cities. Over recent months the interface between the scientific research and journalism has started to squeeze out the occasional example of this startling fact, one we’ve known for years but have been afraid to say about else we be considered non reputable. From the Independent: How long will this take? Nobody knows. This depends on how fast the major glaciers melt. Carlos Gimenez, mayor of Miami, is already rolling up his pants: The British Antarctic Survey is abandoning its Halley Base, in Antarctic, because the ice shelf on which it is located had developed a huge crack, so it is no longer safe to be there. They’l be out by the end of March. The crack is known as the “Halloween Crack.” Here’s a short video: In the Arctic, sea ice growth so far this year is below any previously observed year. From the National Snoe and Ice Data Center: They now “farm” salt. That is not euphemism for farming in salty conditions. They take salt out of the water. That is not a business that will have a lot of future when everybody else along the coasts of low lying countries are doing it as well. At the end of 2015, it looked like the negative effects of climate change were accelerating. That turned out to be true, and acceleration of the effects continues. This is probably not a good time to official deny the reality and importance of climate change, but that seems to be what we are doing in the United States.

Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd is delighted to announce that it has been officially recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland in 2017.   This well-deserved accolade was presented at the Great Place to Work Best Workplaces in Ireland awards in the Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road, Dublin on Wednesday 22nd February. This is their first year to be named as a top Irish workplace, recognition awarded on the basis of an employee survey and an assessment of their policies and practices. Sandra Kelly, Head of Human Resources, commented: "This is our first year to take part in the Great Place to Work campaign and we are privileged to be listed as a Best Workplace 2017 on our first endeavour. We thrive on a culture of innovation, diversity, skill, professionalism and friendliness." Ross Mayne, CEO of Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd added: "I am delighted for our team and it is fantastic to be recognised with this award. Our success is largely built on the collective skills, abilities and expertise of our employees who are committed to going the extra mile for our clients all over the world." All over the country, employees at Ireland's Best Workplaces report a significantly greater sense of job security than those in peer organisations. This level of employee confidence provides these organisations with a workforce that is engaged, focused on the task at hand, and eager to offer their contribution to future successes. "The listed organisations this year have separated themselves from their peers by leveraging the power of trust to the benefit of all their stakeholders, and that is why I want to extend my congratulations to one and all on a wonderful achievement," said John Ryan, CEO of Great Place to Work® Ireland. Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd. is the leading provider of electronic new business and automated underwriting solutions to the life insurance industry. http://www.munichre.com/automation-solutions

PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2017) - Last year, BNP Paribas partnered with Plug and Play, the Silicon Valley-based global innovation platform for startups, corporations and investors. This first step aimed to provide BNP Paribas and its US subsidiary, Bank of the West, with enhanced opportunities related to the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem, such as scouting and engaging with startups, and new technology monitoring. The partnership also opened the doors to Plug and Play's worldwide partners and joint ventures for BNP Paribas' entities, providing them with new insights into digital innovation and the Fintech & Insurtech marketplace. Today, BNP Paribas and Plug and Play have decided to deepen their partnership by granting access to all Plug and Play worldwide locations to all BNP Paribas entities and launching a Fintech and Insurtech acceleration program in Paris, France. BNP Paribas - Plug and Play joins a network of additional Plug and Play initiatives across Europe such as mobility with Daimler in Stuttgart, fashion and retail with Galeries Lafayette in Paris and a number of industries with Axel Springer in Berlin. This complimentary 3 month Fintech and Insurtech acceleration program, held twice a year, will offer to a worldwide selection of 10 startups unique services including: As from February 1st, 2017, Startups can apply to join the acceleration program on parisfintech.plugandplaytechcenter.com "At BNP Paribas, we believe in open innovation as a strong driver to transform ourselves towards building the bank of the future and providing our customers with high-value products and services," says Jacques d'Estais, Group Deputy COO, "This goes through developing Fintech incubation and acceleration ecosystems in Europe, the USA and Asia. This new step in our partnership with Plug and Play will complement our current programs, such as the Fintech and Corporate Accelerator by l'Atelier BNP Paribas which allowed strategic investments in 2016. Building on this success we are strengthening our positions in the start-up ecosystem through this new partnership. It will enable us to further benefit from the global expertise of Plug and Play and create unique links between us and the European and Californian start-up." Saeed Amidi Founder and CEO of Plug and Play, declared: "It is with great pride for Plug and Play to partner with BNP Paribas, one of the strongest banks in the world. We are planning to build together a great innovation platform in Paris to serve innovation inside the bank and its different business lines. We are very excited by this opportunity to work with European entrepreneurs and offer technology transfer from our global network. We are already working with a number of exciting French and European companies like Michelin, Carrefour, RATP Group, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Valeo, Mercedes, and Munich Re and look forward to furthering our work with BNP Paribas in Paris." About BNP Paribas BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 190,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific. Innovation according to BNP Paribas, the bank for a changing world At BNP Paribas, to be innovative means creating a new type of banking relationship and inventing the Bank of Tomorrow. A bank that is both physical and digital, combining the best of both worlds -- new ways of interacting provided by the social networks, new services linked to mobile tools, digitization and process simplification. At BNP Paribas, to be innovative means anticipating the changes that are affecting our customers and turning these changes into opportunities. BNP Paribas is determined to draw on collective intelligence -- benefiting from external resources by building products and services in conjunction with our customers and forging partnerships with startups and other innovative companies; as well as calling on our own in-house creativity. Proof of this creativity is to be found in the results of the Innovation Awards, which highlight initiatives devised by Group staff, and also in the work of L'Atelier BNP Paribas. With offices in Paris, San Francisco & Shanghai, its prospective vision and extensive experience in understanding the digital economy, L'Atelier BNP Paribas is strategically placed to help the BNP Paribas Group and its clients enable their digital transformation through consulting activities and acceleration programs. About Plug and Play Tech Center Plug and Play Tech Center is a global innovation platform. We connect startups to corporations and invest in over 100 companies every year. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in 10 countries and 20 cities providing necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley. With over 6,000 startups and 130 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. Plug and Play provides active investments with 180 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and more than 365 networking events per year. Companies in our community have raised over $3.5 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, SoundHound, and Zoosk. For more information, visit: http://plugandplaytechcenter.com/

Adriatic Slovenica, cuyo 15% de la cuota de mercado la impulsa hasta la segunda posición entre los suministradores de seguros de la vida del Adriático, anuncia que en breve finalizará su automatización completa. ALLFINANZ Interview Server de Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd. permite aplicaciones completamente electrónicas de clientes al tiempo que mejora los procesos internos de los proveedores de cara a la reducción de costes y mantenimiento de los ingresos. Hace tres años, Gabrijel Škof, director general del consejo de administración de Adriatic Slovenica, vio los costes, retrasos y elevadas tasas de error de las aplicaciones en papel y su suscripción fue la adquisición vinculante de nuevos clientes y reducción de los procesos internos. Škof comenzó a dar sus pasos para automatizar el portal de ventas para el beneficio de los asegurados, equipos de ventas y línea base de la compañía. Se seleccionó el software de seguros de vida de automatización suscrita de ALLFINANZ para su aceptación mundial y flexibilidad empresarial. "Como primer proveedor de seguros de vida de la región del Adriático en automatizar cada fase desde la aplicación hasta la suscripción, pasando por la demanda", afirmó Škof, "vamos a mejorar la cuota de mercado al suministrar un servicio superior, más rápido y claro para los clientes. Un contrato para el que antes se necesitaban tres semanas para llegar, investigar y suscribir que en breve terminará en minutos". El año pasado, Adriatic Slovenica d.d. (AS) subió un 15% su cuota de mercado, ganando cerca de 300 millones de euros en premiums, y con una cifra neta de más de 14 millones de euros en beneficios. Proporciona planes de vida, salud, hogar/propiedad, vehículo, accidente, seguros de viaje/vacaciones y planes de jubilación/ahorro. La automatización hará frente en primer lugar a las ventas de seguros de vida y despliegue en Eslovenia, y después se prevé que llegue a otras líneas y países. Škof explicó: "El personal de ventas y brokers de AS son embajadores para la expansión. Al tiempo que ALLFINANZ acelera y aclara su trabajo con los clientes, el software elimina los pasos en papel y reduce con ello los errores humanos. Se trata de una ventaja doble dentro de un mercado competitivo". Maja Benko, director ejecutivo de seguros de vida y pensiones, destacó: "En cada paso, pedimos a nuestros equipos de ventas la valoración de nuestra dirección, ayuda y facilidad de comprensión. Esta herramienta de negocios va a mejorar nuestra compañía, ayudándonos a llegar al 60% a través de procesos sin papeles". AS ha licenciado ALLFINANZ Interview Server con su diseñador de normas y editor. ALLFINANZ Interview Server es un buscador de normas de suscripción que otorga poder a los aseguradores para automatizar las aplicaciones y suscribirlas en un punto de venta electrónico/móvil y con las políticas de emisión instantánea. Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd. es el principal proveedor de nuevos negocios electrónicos y software de suscripción automatizada para la industria de los seguros e vida. La instalación sofisticada se está poniendo a punto, y se ha lanzado para los primeros usuarios broker, que están recibiendo formación completa acerca de sus capacidades. Paul Donnelly, vicepresidente ejecutivo para EMEA de Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd, explicó: "El mercado de Adriatic Slovenica es particularmente cómodo en lo que respecta al uso de la tecnología para llevar a cabo los negocios. Como primer asegurador de vida de Eslovenia en mejorar la tecnología de cara a las ventas, AS camina por delante dentro del liderazgo de tecnología. El respaldo de sus fuerzas de ventas ya es entusiasta. Su dedicación del equipo de tecnología se demuestra en la presentación detallada que han creado".

Adriatic Slovenica, qui, avec ses 15 % de part de marché est la deuxième société d'assurance-vie de la région adriatique, annonce la prochaine finalisation d'un projet d'automatisation totale. Le serveur ALLFINANZ Interview de Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd. permet aux clients de déposer leurs demandes d'assurance de manière totalement électronique et aux assureurs de réduire leurs coûts et asseoir les recettes en simplifiant leurs procédures internes. Il y a trois ans, constatant que le coût, les retours et taux d'erreurs élevés associés aux souscriptions et demandes d'assurance présentées sur papier entravaient l'acquisition de nouveaux clients et freinaient les processus internes, Gabrijel Škof, président du conseil d'administration d'Adriatic Slovenica, a pris de premières mesures pour automatiser un portail de vente dans l'intérêt des assurés, de l'équipe commerciale et des bénéfices de la société. Le logiciel de souscription automatisée de contrats d'assurance-vie ALLFINANZ a été choisi en raison de sa large adoption à l'échelle mondiale et de sa souplesse d'utilisation. « Nous sommes la première société d'assurance-vie de la région adriatique à automatiser chacune des étapes allant du dépôt de demandes d'assurance à la souscription de contrats », indique M. Škof. « Nous allons accroître notre part de marché en offrant un service plus rapide, plus clair et de plus grande qualité à nos clients. Les contrats pourront prochainement être finalisés en quelques minutes seulement alors qu'il fallait jusqu'à présent trois semaines pour les souscrire, étudier et analyser les demandes. » L'an dernier, Adriatic Slovenica d.d. (AS) a porté sa part de marché à 15 %, engrangé pour près de 300 millions d'euros de primes et enregistré un bénéfice de plus de 14 millions d'euros. La société propose des contrats d'assurance-vie, santé, habitation, biens, automobile, accident, voyage/vacances ainsi que des plans d'épargne et de retraite. L'automatisation concernera dans un premier temps les ventes de contrats d'assurance-vie et la Slovénie avant de s'étendre à d'autres gammes et pays. Comme l'explique Gabrijel Škof : « Les courtiers et commerciaux d'AS sont les ambassadeurs de notre développement. ALLFINANZ ne se contente pas d'accélérer et de clarifier leur travail auprès des clients, mais supprime également les étapes du processus réalisées sur papier et réduit les erreurs humaines. C'est un double avantage sur un marché concurrentiel. » Maja Benko, directeur exécutif du pôle Assurance-vie et retraite, souligne : « À chacune des étapes, nous avons demandé à notre équipe commerciale d'évaluer notre orientation ainsi que l'utilité et la facilité de compréhension du logiciel. Cet outil commercial va nous permettre de moderniser notre entreprise et d'atteindre un taux de traitement direct automatisé de 60 %. » AS a acquis une licence pour utiliser le serveur ALLFINANZ Interview ainsi que les composants Rules Designer et Publisher. Le serveur ALLFINANZ Interview est un moteur régi par des règles de souscription qui permet aux assureurs d'automatiser le traitement des demandes d'assurance et les souscriptions de contrats dans un point de vente électronique/mobile ainsi que d'émettre instantanément les contrats. Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd. est le premier fournisseur de logiciels de souscription et de traitement des nouvelles demandes d'assurance par voie électronique à l'intention du secteur de l'assurance-vie. Cet outil pointu est en phase d'ajustement et a été livré à de premiers courtiers utilisateurs qui vont bénéficier d'une formation complète pour en maîtriser toutes les fonctionnalités. Paul Donnelly, vice-président exécutif EMEA chez Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd, précise : « Recourir à la technologie pour exercer ses activités est monnaie courante sur le marché dans lequel opère Adriatic Slovenica. Premier assureur-vie slovène à introduire la technologie dans l'univers de la vente, AS impose ainsi son leadership technologique. Les retours de l'équipe commerciale sont enthousiastes. Le dévouement de l'équipe technologique de la société est visible dans la présentation détaillée qu'ils ont créée. »

Adriatic Slovenica, whose 15 percent market share propels it into second position among Adriatic life insurance carriers, announces it will soon finalise end-to-end automation. ALLFINANZ Interview Server by Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd. enables fully electronic client applications while streamlining the carrier's internal processes to reduce costs and retain income. Three years ago, Gabrijel Škof, President of Adriatic Slovenica's Management Board, saw that the costs, delays and high error rates of paper applications and underwriting were constricting acquisition of new customers and slowing internal processes. Škof began steps to automate a sales portal for the benefit of insureds, sales teams and the company's bottom line. ALLFINANZ life insurance automated underwriting software was chosen for its global acceptance and business flexibility. "As the first life insurance carrier in the Adriatic region to automate every phase from application through underwriting to claims," says Škof. "We will enhance market share by delivering superior, faster and clearer service to customers. A contract that once took three weeks to research, investigate and underwrite will soon finalise in minutes." Last year, Adriatic Slovenica d.d. (AS) rose to 15 percent market share, earned nearly €300 million in premiums, and netted over €14 million in profits. It provides life, health, home/property, vehicle, accident, travel/vacation insurance and retirement/savings plans. Automation will first address life insurance sales and roll out in Slovenia, then is planned to expand to other lines and countries. Škof explains, "The AS sales staff and brokers are ambassadors for expansion. As ALLFINANZ speeds and clarifies their work with customers, the software also strips out paper steps and human error downstream. It's our double advantage in a competitive market." Maja Benko, Executive Director Life and Pension Insurance, says, "At every step, we asked our sales teams to assess our direction, helpfulness and ease of understanding. This business tool will streamline our company and help us reach 60 percent straight-through paperless processing." AS licensed the ALLFINANZ Interview Server with Rules Designer and Publisher. ALLFINANZ Interview Server is an underwriting rules engine that empowers insurers to automate applications and underwriting at an electronic/mobile point of sale and instantly issue policies. Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd. is the leading provider of electronic new business and automated underwriting software to the life insurance industry. The sophisticated installation is now being fine-tuned and has been released to its first broker-users, who are receiving full training on its capabilities. Paul Donnelly, Executive Vice President EMEA at Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd, says, "Adriatic Slovenica's market is particularly comfortable using technology to conduct business. As the first Slovenian life insurer to leverage technology into sales, AS strides ahead in technological leadership. Feedback from their sales forces is already enthusiastic. Their technology team's dedication shows in the detailed presentation they created."

DUBLIN, February 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Adriatic Slovenica, whose 15 percent market share propels it into second position among Adriatic life insurance carriers, announces it will soon finalise end-to-end automation. ALLFINANZ Interview Server by Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd....

DUBLIN, February 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Adriatic Slovenica, ktorá má na trhu 15 % podiel, čo z nej robí druhú najväčšiu poisťovňu medzi životnými poisťovňami v oblasti Jadranu, oznamuje, že čoskoro dokončí end-to-end automatizáciu. ALLFINANZ Interview Server od Munich Re Automation S...

News Article | February 28, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Munich Re, U.S. (Life) is pleased to announce an expanded partnership with SafeBeyond, the leading cloud-based digital asset and legacy management platform. Munich Re teamed with SafeBeyond in 2016 to help Canadian insurers improve customer engagement and the expanded partnership will bring the SafeBeyond online identity management solution to life insurers in the United States. “Driving innovation is a central tenant of our global strategy,” stated Michael Taht, senior vice president, Individual Reinsurance, Munich Re, U.S. (Life). “The SafeBeyond platform not only provides meaningful protection and peace of mind, but it is a real game-changer for insurers looking at ways to make their products stand-out by delivering a very human, very personalized customer experience.” SafeBeyond is an online identity management solution that utilizes personalized digital vaults to enable users to create, manage, and control their digital assets, identity and legacy. Online credentials, critical documents and personalized messages can be captured and securely stored for future distribution when they are needed by friends and family. Moran Zur, CEO of SafeBeyond, commented, “We are thrilled to be working with Munich Re in the U.S. and Canada. By combining Munich Re’s deep understanding of the market with SafeBeyond’s vision of offering insurance companies innovative tools to improve customer engagement, we can identify many exciting new opportunities.” SafeBeyond is an online identity management solution based on personalized digital vaults, which enables users to create, manage, and control their digital assets, identity and legacy. SafeBeyond makes it easy for people to capture and securely store their meaningful moments as personalized future messages, as well as all their important information such as online credentials and critical documents, for future distribution even 25 years after their passing, to their friends and family, when they’re needed most. SafeBeyond works with business customers including insurance companies, estate planners, financial managers and senior care providers. Munich American Reassurance Company—Munich Re, U.S. (Life), founded in 1959, is one of the largest reinsurers in the U.S. offering life and disability reinsurance to insurance companies throughout the United States. The company also writes group, credit and other reinsurance products. Headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in Chicago and New York, the company is licensed, accredited or authorized in all fifty states; Washington, D.C.; Guam; and Puerto Rico. Munich Re stands for exceptional solution-based expertise, consistent risk management, financial stability and client proximity. This is how Munich Re creates value for clients, shareholders and staff. In the financial year 2015, the Group – which combines primary insurance and reinsurance under one roof – achieved a profit of €3.1bn on premium income of over €50bn. It operates in all lines of insurance, with over 43,000 employees throughout the world. With premium income of around €28bn from reinsurance alone, it is one of the world’s leading reinsurers. Especially when clients require solutions for complex risks, Munich Re is a much sought-after risk carrier. Its primary insurance operations are concentrated mainly in the ERGO Insurance Group, one of the leading insurance groups in Germany and Europe. ERGO is represented in over 30 countries worldwide and offers a comprehensive range of insurances, provision products and services. In 2015, ERGO posted premium income of €17.9bn. In international healthcare business, Munich Re pools its insurance and reinsurance operations, as well as related services, under the Munich Health brand. Munich Re’s global investments (excluding insurance-related investments) amounting to €215bn are managed by MEAG, which also makes its competence available to private and institutional investors outside the Group. This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on current assumptions and forecasts of the management of Munich Re. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the forward-looking statements given here and the actual development, in particular the results, financial situation and performance of our Company. The Company assumes no liability to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

DUBLIN, February 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Adriatic Slovenica, ktorá má na trhu 15 % podiel, čo z nej robí druhú najväčšiu poisťovňu medzi životnými poisťovňami v oblasti Jadranu, oznamuje, že čoskoro dokončí end-to-end automatizáciu. ALLFINANZ Interview Server od Munich Re Automation S...

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