Life and Health insurance results on track
In Life and Health insurance, statutory premiums amounted to 14.3 billion euros. Compared to the record 15.4 billion euros in the first quarter of 2010, revenues decreased by 7.1 percent, but net inflows still reached 1.7 billion euros. Statutory premiums in the first quarter of last year included positive one-off effects especially in France, Italy and Taiwan.
Operating profit amounted to 702 million euros, compared to 835 million euros in the first quarter of 2010. The 15.9 percent decrease was largely due to a lower investment result compared to the same period of last year.
Oliver Bäte: "We are on track in the Life/Health segment, despite challenges such as tough competition in France, Italy and the Asia-Pacific region and exchange rate effects based on the strong euro. This quarter’s operating profit keeps us at the upper end of our target range for the full year."
Asset Management growth continues
In Asset Management, revenues continued to grow strongly. Net fee and commission income rose by 14.5 percent to 1.26 billion euros, compared to 1.10 billion euros in the same period of last year. Operating profit grew by 13.3 percent to 528 million euros from 466 million euros in the first quarter of 2010.
The cost income ratio of 58.5 percent remained close to 58.2 percent in the same period of last year.
Third-party assets under management grew to 1.138 trillion euros as of March 31, 2011 from 1.023 trillion euros as of March 31, 2010.
Oliver Bäte: "Strong organic growth in Asset Management continues. Third-party net inflows amounted to nearly 14 billion euros. Revenues and operating profit are outstanding. The cost income ratio demonstrates our ability to grow our business profitably."