I have been covering the insurance, banking and asset management industry for Bloomberg News since 2005. Before that I covered various industries and markets for other media outlets. I'm also managing Bloomberg's Munich bureau.
For Hannover Re, the world’s third-biggest reinsurer, it’s time to take profits in the stock market. The German company said on Wednesday that it sold its entire stock portfolio, worth about 953 million euros ($1.1 billion), to help pay for claims from hurricanes and earthquakes. It was “time to realize the gains in our portfolio of listed equities,” Chief Financial Officer Roland Vogel said on a call with reporters.
Reinsurers tasked with covering major disasters jumped in European stock markets amid signs that payouts for damage caused by Hurricane Irma will be lower than expected. Firms including Swiss Re, Munich Re and Hannover Re were among the biggest gainers on the Stoxx 600 Insurance Price Index on Monday, after the hurricane weakened and the most dire predictions proved wrong.
Kelly McClenthen walks through floodwaters with her boyfriend Daniel Harrison, after checking on her flooded home, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which passed through yesterday, in Bonita Springs, Fla., Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
(Bloomberg) -- Insurers jumped in markets from Europe to Florida amid signs that predictions about Hurricane Irma’s damage were excessively dire.
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