Weather & Agro business

The volatility of weather can have a big impact on a company’s profits. Worldwide, the recent past has shown that unfavourable weather conditions are tending to become more and more frequent. This can be observed over short time scales as well as in seasonal periods such as exceptionally mild winters or cool summers. Operating from our offices in Zurich, Houston and Munich, Munich Re’s global weather & agro team offers solutions tailored to your weather risks and safeguard your profits against the whims of nature.

Our weatherproof solutions add value to your business based on our

  • long-standing involvement in weather-related coverage
  • highly experienced team
  • global Munich Re Group network
  • excellent financial strength
  • capability to provide substantial capacity

Your benefits

Weatherproof your company: Based upon a detailed analysis of your weather exposure and your risk appetite, we will create a tailor-made solution to minimize your weather related basis risk. Thus, your company’s results will be less exposed to unfavourable weather.

Save costs in project financing and stabilize your balance sheet: A weather hedge will reduce your downside risk and stabilize your balance sheet, making your projects more attractive for investors.

Concentrate on your core competencies through capital relief. Our sound weather risk management provides security and risk capital relief. This allows you to concentrate on your core competences and new projects.

Our main solutions:

Pure weather triggers Commodity triggers
Temperature Natural gas
Precipitation / Stream flow Crude oil
Wind Electricity
Global radiation  

Pioneering catastrophe insurance pool for Africa

Marcel-Steffen Reif
Head of Weather & Agro Hub Zurich

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