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Everest Re, 2Q2020: Total premiums earned rose 12.4%

For the second quarter of 2020, for three months ended June 30, Everest Re Group ("Everest") reported a net income of USD 190.9 million, 42.7% lower when compared to the same period of prior year. For six months ended, from January to June 2020, the group's net income was USD 207.5 million (-69.8%).

NN Group, 1H2020: Net profit decreased in spite of rising operating result

NN Group ended the first six months of 2020 with an operating result of EUR 926 million, 1.3% higher y-o-y. First half of 2019 benefited from EUR 67 million of private equity dividends, while the current half-year included EUR 16 million of private equity dividends and non-recurring benefits.

Aviva, 1H2020: Operating profit fell 12% to GBP 1.2 billion

Between January-June 2020, Aviva secured a consolidated operating profit of GBP 1,225 million, 12% lower year-on-year (after converting to pound sterling). Basic earnings per share fell to 20.0 pence (1H2019: 28.2 pence).

LLOYD's: COVID-19 brings intangible assets into full focus

Intangible assets are an increasing proportion of companies' balance sheets, already accounting for as much as 85% of the total business value across industries according to estimates, show a report published by LLOYD's in collaboration with KPMG, urging businesses to pay attention to the new risk landscape that has evolved under COVID-19.

AXA, 1H2020: Gross revenues decreased 2% to EUR 52 billion

At the end of the first half of 2020, AXA Group registered total gross revenues in amount of EUR 52.4 billion, down 2% (at constant Forex) compared to 1H2019, reflecting a 4% growth during the first quarter of 2020 and a 10% decline in the second quarter in the context of Covid-19 pandemic.

ERGO, 2Q2020: Second quarter profit went up 27.4% year-on-year

During the second quarter of 2020, ERGO, part of Munich Re, generated a sizeable profit of EUR 173 million (+27.4%) in its field of business, while for the January-June 2020 period, it's consolidated profit reached EUR 245 million (+11.4%).

MUNICH Re and FRAUNHOFER grant awards for ideas for treatment of Covid-19

Against the background of the Covid-19 pandemic, MUNICH Re and the FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT launched the Give a Breath Challenge in March of this year. They aim to promote innovative ideas that can help people who have contracted the new coronavirus, contributing their own expertise and networks, and funding totalling EUR 1 million.