Allianz Malaysia Berhad (Allianz Malaysia) Group reported earnings for the financial year 2021. The Group ended 2021 with a 7.2 percent growth in Gross Written Premiums (GWP) to RM5.69 billion as compared to RM5.31 billion from the year before. Profit Before Tax (PBT) dipped 14.3 percent to RM625.6 million in 2021 as compared to RM729.6 million in 2020. The Group’s Total Assets increased 8.0 percent to RM23.64 billion in 2021 as compared to RM21.90 billion in 2020.
Allianz Malaysia Chief Executive Officer, Sean Wang, said: “It was a rollercoaster year in 2021, as we experienced highs with the reopening of the economy and implementation of the National Recovery Plan and lows as we were impacted by further lockdowns and then lowest of lows when the country was hit with devastating floods in December. Facing these challenges, our general and life insurance business remained adaptable and rallied to deliver resilient overall results, with higher gross GWP and investment income, notwithstanding lower profit contribution from life insurance segment. Resilience will continue to be key for the business moving forward as we remain focused on our collective goals to outperform the market and continue to build profitable businesses in 2022.”
Allianz General rallies back; earns RM2.43 billion in GWP
AMB’s general insurance subsidiary; Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad (Allianz General)’s GWP took in RM2.43 billion in 2021 as compared to RM2.36 billion in 2020, an increase of 3.2 percent. Underwriting Profit grew by 9.1 percent to RM257.1 million in 2021 from RM235.6 million in 2020. PBT improved by 1.2 percent in 2021 to RM437.2 million from RM432.1 million the previous year. Total Assets increased by 7.1 percent to RM7.36 billion in 2021 from RM6.87 billion in 2020 while the Combined Ratio in 2021 improved to 87.8 percent as compared to 88.4 percent in 2020.
“At the start of 2021, there was hopeful indication for an economic rebound, instead 2021 turned out to be our toughest year yet as we navigated losses incurred due to a large claim in May, low car sales following the lockdown in June, and the subsequent floods in December. In spite of this, we managed a higher PBT which was mainly driven by higher underwriting profit and a combined ratio of 87.8 percent is a positive result,” added Sean, who is also Chief Executive Officer of Allianz General.
Allianz Life full-year GWP surges to RM3.26 million; securing 4th in market rank
The life insurance subsidiary of the Group; Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad (Allianz Life) ended 2021, recording a 10.5 percent growth in GWP to RM3.26 billion in 2021 from RM2.95 billion in 2020. Its New Business Premiums (ANP) rose by 29.2 percent in 2021 to RM687.2 million from RM531.8 million in 2020. PBT dipped by 28.6 percent in 2021 to RM220.5 million compared to RM308.7 million the previous year. Total Assets increased 8.7 percent to RM15.63 billion in 2021 from RM14.37 billion in 2020. Based on Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) statistics for 2021, Allianz Life secured fourth position among the life insurance segment, registering an improved 9.0 percent market share in 2021 from 7.7 percent in 2020.
Allianz Life Chief Executive Officer, Joseph Gross, said: “Learning to adapt and be flexible to operate in such difficult market conditions allowed us to soldier on and overcome the challenges that came our way. All of our key distribution channels – agency, bancassurance and Employee Benefits – performed remarkably to deliver a 29.2 percent growth in ANP in 2021, which led to improved market share and rank to fourth in the life insurance segment as we continued to demonstrate resilience and put our customers first. The dip in PBT for the year is once again attributed to a higher claims provision and higher fair value losses on investment. Looking ahead, we will continue to employ strategies that have allowed us to remain agile in delivering quality products and services to our customers as we continue to chart growth for the business.”