Accordingly, the gross written premiums rose to $41.84 billion, up 2.4 per cent thanks to P&C segment growth.
Life net inflows stood resilient at $6.23 billion. The decrease of 7.9 per cent was due to the savings line, consistent with Generali Group's strategy to reposition its Life business portfolio as well as specific in-force management actions.
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The protection and unit-linked lines grew at 7 per cent and 2.1 per cent, respectively.
Life technical provisions reached $418.7 billion, a slight decrease of 1.2 per cent against 2021 reflecting the performance of financial markets.
The group’s operating result continued to rise, reaching $3.13 billion, up 4.8 per cent, benefiting from the positive development of the Life, P&C, Holding, and other business segments.
The operating result of the Life segment grew strongly at 17.1 per cent, reflecting excellent technical profitability, also confirmed by the new business margin at 5.23 per cent, up 0.59 percentage points (pp).
The operating result of the P&C segment also picked up 3 per cent. The combined ratio stood at 92.5 per cent, up 2.8pp, reflecting the higher loss ratio and also the impact of hyperinflation in Argentina. Without considering this country, the combined ratio would have been 91.9 per cent compared to 89.4 per cent in H1 2021.
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The operating result of the Asset and Wealth Management segment was $502.5 million, down 3.3 per cent, due to lower performance fees at Banca Generali, linked to the movement of financial markets. The asset management operating results increased by 6.2 per cent.
The operating results of the holding and other business segments grew, benefitting from the performance of the real estate business.
|The group reported a solid capital position, with the solvency ratio at 233 per cent compared to 227 per cent in 2021. |
The net result was $1.4 billion compared to $1.53 billion in H1 2021, impacted by impairments on Russian investments totalling $137.8 million.
The group's total assets under management were $634.7 billion, down 10.5 per cent compared to 2021, reflecting the performance of financial markets despite positive net inflows.
The group’s shareholders' equity stood at $19.05 billion, 34.9 per cent lower than in 2021. The change was due to the decrease in the available sale reserves, mainly deriving from the rise in interest rates on government and corporate bonds, and the payments for the 2021 dividend.
The group reported a solid capital position, with the solvency ratio at 233 per cent compared to 227 per cent in 2021.
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“Generali’s solid performance demonstrates that our focus on the implementation of the Lifetime Partner 24: Driving Growth strategic plan is the right way to deliver sustainable growth and increase operating profitability,” said Philippe Donnet, Generali Group CEO.
“We have been able to achieve these results in an increasingly uncertain geopolitical and macroeconomic context while always keeping our customers and their needs our top priority. In the months to come, we will continue to be fully committed to the execution of our 3-year plan as we reinforce our group's leadership as a global insurer and asset manager,” Donnet noted.
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Despite an evolving macroeconomic scenario, thanks to the business actions taken to recover and maintain profitability and the strategic initiatives launched, Generali Group confirmed its commitment to pursue sustainable growth, enhance its earnings profile, and lead innovation in order to achieve a compound annual growth rate in earnings per share between 6-8 per cent in the period 2021-2024, to generate net holding cash flow exceeding $8.5 billion in the 2022-2024 period.
The insurer also aims to distribute a cumulative dividend to shareholders for an amount of up to $5.6 billion in the same period.