Financial Information

Munich Re America Corporation is the holding company for various reinsurance and insurance entities which provide reinsurance, insurance and related services to insurance companies, commercial businesses, government agencies, and self-insurers in the United States. Munich Reinsurance America Inc. is the holding company’s principal subsidiary. Based in Delaware and founded in 1917, Munich Reinsurance America Inc. primarily underwrites property and casualty reinsurance.

Other subsidiaries of Munich Re America Corporation include American Alternative Insurance Corporation (AAIC) and The Princeton Excess & Surplus Lines Insurance Company (PESLIC). AAIC is an insurance company domiciled in the state of Delaware and is an admitted insurer in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. PESLIC is a Delaware domestic surplus lines insurer and operates on a surplus lines basis in all states and the District of Columbia.

Here, you will find statutory financial highlights and ratings for Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. In addition, we have made full-year financial reports available in PDF format for the holding company, Munich Re America Corporation. Finally, you can read information about the holding company’s outstanding Senior Notes.

Key Figures

We offer superior reinsurance capacity to meet your risk transfer needs. We have over $3.9bn in statutory surplus and over $18.3bn in high-quality assets to provide our clients with outstanding balance sheet strength, stability and the liquidity to pay claims promptly. Our financial strength is recognized by the leading rating agencies.

 

With approximately $5.5bn in annual gross written premiums in 2018, we are one of the largest reinsurers in the U.S. We have both the resources and broad risk appetite to deliver reinsurance and risk transfer solutions to help your company succeed.

Selected statutory financial data*
2018 2017 2016 2015
Gross premiums written $m 5,505 5,783 5,279 6,670
Net premiums written $m 5,263 4,168 3,118 3,120
Net premiums earned $m 5,057 3,498 3,041 3,105
Loss & LAE incurred $m 3,835 2,965 1,989 1,937
Underwriting expense $m 1,856 1,337 1,018 1034
Underwriting result $m -634 -804 35 133
Net income $m -398 -575 337 475
Statutory Ratios
Loss & LAE ratio % 75.8 84.8 65.4 62.4
Underwriting expense ratio % 35.3 32 32.6 33.1
Combined ratio % 111.1 116.8 98 95.5
Balance Sheet data
12.31.2018 12.31.2017 12.31.2016 12.31.2015
Total admitted assets $m 18,330 18,698 17,841 17,642
Policyholders’ surplus $m 3,901 4,185 4,980 5,119
NAIC RBC ratio** % 298 341 435 437
* Includes the combined results of Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., American Alternative Insurance Corporation, and The Princeton Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance Company.

** RBC ratios are for Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. only

Ratings

We hold some of the industry's highest insurer financial strength ratings:
Ratings of Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
Rating agency Rating Outlook Last reviewed/affirmed
A.M. Best A+ (Superior) Stable 13-Jul-18
Fitch AA (Very Strong) Stable 4-Jul-18
Moody's Aa3 (Excellent) Stable 6-Dec-18
Standard & Poor's AA- (Very Strong) Stable 23-May-18

Security Holder Information
Information for holders of Munich Re America Corporation Senior Notes

At 31 December 2017, Munich Re America Corporation (the “Company”) had US$ 333.8m aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes due 15 December 2026 outstanding (the "Notes"). The Notes bear interest at a rate of 7.45% annually, payable on 15 June and 15 December each year. The Notes are redeemable in whole or in part, at the option of the Company at any time, at a redemption price equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of such notes and (ii) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest thereon discounted, on a semiannual basis, at the rate per annum equal to the yield to maturity of the United States Treasury securities issue with comparable maturities to the remaining term of the Notes, plus 15 basis points, together with accrued interest to the date of redemption.

The Indenture contains certain covenants, including, but not limited to, covenants imposing limitations on liens, and restrictions on mergers and sale of assets. The Notes are not registered under the Federal Securities Act of 1933 or registered or qualified under the securities laws of the various states. The Company may, from time to time, redeem all or part of its 7.45% Senior Notes due 2026 pursuant to the terms of the indenture under which the Notes were issued, or purchase them in privately negotiated transactions, tender offers or otherwise.

Senior Note Ratings
Rating agency Rating
A.M. Best a
Moody's A2
S&P A-
Fitch AA-