Albania takes steps to improve households' and businesses' insurance coverage against floods
Albania will undertake a legal initiative to insure households and businesses from floods, the country's Prime Minister Edi Rama announced on Manday, reads xinhuanet.com.
STATISTICS: ALBANIA 3Q2017: Double-digit increase in GWP, claims and the number of issued contracts
Albanian insurance market totaled EUR 90 million (ALL 12 billion) at the end of September 2017, a nominal growth rate in European currency of about 14.5%.
Albania: the Competition Commission authorized the sale of INSIG Life
Albanian Competition Commission said it has approved the sale and transfer of 90% shares of the life insurer INSIG Jete (INSIG Life), from local insurer EUROSIG to two local businessmen: Shefqet KASTRATI and Samir MANE.
STATISTICS: ALBANIA, 1H2017: Double-digit increase for the number of issued contracts
The Albanian insurance market reached over ALL 7,415 million (EUR 56 million) during the period January - June 2017, or 12.03% more compared with 1H2016, the Financial Supervisory Authority informed.
STATISTICS: ALBANIAN insurers' Q1 GWP up by 17.6% y-o-y
The Albanian insurance market reached over ALL 3.45 billion (EUR 25.4 million) during Q1 2017, or 17.62% more y-o-y, according to the quarterly statistics published by the local Financial Supervisory Authority.
STATISTICS: ALBANIA, FY2016: Double-digit increasing MTPL premiums maintained the market "in black"
At the end of 2016, the Albanian insurance market totaled about ALL 15,466 million (about EUR 114 million), or 9.64% y-o-y, according to the figures published by the local market authority. The total value of paid claims was about ALL 4,276 million (EUR 31.6 million) or 17.54% more y-o-y, of which more than half (about 52%) were related to Compulsory MTPL insurance.
STATISTICS: ALBANIAN insurers posted about EUR 79 million in GWP at the end of September
The Albanian insurance market reached over ALL 10.8 billion (EUR 78.6 milion) for the period January - September 2016, or 7.2% more y-o-y, according to the quarterly market statistics published by AFSA - Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority. During the analysed period, the number of issued insurance contracts reached 808,881 showing a decrease of 0.4% y-o-y. The total of paid claims was about ALL 2.9 million or 27.8% more, compared to the period 3Q 2015.
STATISTICS: ALBANIA, 1H2016: 3% increase in GWP and 30% growth rate in claims in the first half year
At the end of June 2016, the Albanian insurance market totalled ALL 6.62 billion (~EUR 48 million), 3% up y-o-y, while the total amount of paid claims was of ALL 1.89 billion (~EUR 14 million) - or 30% more y-o-y, according to the figures published by the local market authority.
STATISTICS: ALBANIAN insurers GWP down by 2.7% y-o-y in Q1
The Albanian insurance market reached GWP of over ALL 2,939 million (EUR 21.2 million) for the period January-March 2016, or 2.70% less y-o-y. During the analysed period, the number of issued insurance contracts reached 222,422 showing a decrease of 1.29% y-o-y.
STATISTICS: ALBANIA, FY2015: Rapid growth driven exclusively by the MTPL line
Year 2015 ended for the Albanian insurance market with GWP of EUR 102.6 million, 23.7% up y-o-y and a total amount of paid claims of EUR 26.5 million, almost 31% up y-o-y.
ON THE MOVE
Industry veteran David LUNDGREN to head InsurTech Pioneer Quantemplate
David LUNDGREN has been appointed CEO and Board Director of Quantemplate, an InsurTech firm which uses machine learning to help re/insurers grow their business through data transformation and analytical insights.
Swiss Re appoints new CFO and proposes new members to the BoD
Swiss Re announced that John DACEY, currently Group Chief Strategy Officer, is appointed Group Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 April 2018. He succeeds to David COLE, who will step down to pursue a non-executive career, while remaining a board member of several Swiss Re subsidiaries.
Piotr OZAREK is the PZU's first Ombudsman
Piotr OZAREK was appointed to perform the newly established function within PZU, as the first client's spokesperson of the insurer. His main task will be of helping in the most difficult and complicated cases in which PZU's clients are not satisfied with the solution.
Desmond BOHAN joins JLT Re as Senior Vice President
JLT Re, part of the global provider of reinsurance broking and consultancy, has appointed Desmond BOHAN as Senior Vice President in Stamford, Connecticut. He will focus on the continued expansion and development of JLT Re's Program practice in North America.
"Insurance and Pensions reloaded" - the 7th EIOPA Annual Conference
The 7th EIOPA Annual Conference takes place today in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. A review of the current supervisory covergence issues and of the prospects of the Pan European Personal Pension Product are on the event's agenda, together with analyzing the ways in which regulation may enable innovation.
NBMR, Moscow: Regulatory changes have challenged the Russian insurance market in 2017
"The Russian insurance market is ending a difficult year," Igor ALEKSEEV, Chairman of the Steering Committee of November Business Meetings of Reinsurers, Deputy Head of the Reinsurance Department, INGOSSTRAKH said today in Moscow.
"IIF2017 - Insurance in the DIGITAL World" Conference took place in Vienna
"IIF2017 - Insurance in the DIGITAL World" conference brought together in Vienna well-known insurance professionals from all over the world who analyzed the latest digital trends in the industry, taking into account the fast digitalization of the financial services providers' world, in particular in the insurance field, which is creating both huge opportunities and strong challenges for the players.
Croatian Insurance Days Live
On 9 November has started in Opatija, Croatia, the 2017 edition of the Croatian Insurance Days Conference, the traditional meeting of the Croatian insurance top professionals with their European peers. XPRIMM Publications are supporting the event as Media Partners.
The 2017 Baden Baden Meeting: Short recap
The Baden-Baden meeting, one of the key events in the reinsurance calendar, has just set the final point of this year's edition. XPRIMM Publications have reported from the meeting's premises. Let's recap!
Baden Baden Headlines 3: CEE insurance markets are attractive for reinsurers
Central and Eastern Europe insurance markets are an important source of business for Lloyds, total premium income from this region increasing by EUR 64 million since 2010, pointed out the Lloyd's representative in a seminar dedicated to CEE insurance markets: "We are seeing strong growth from Czech Rep, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine. At the same time are some contractions from Russia, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary due to challenging trading conditions as political implications and other sanctions".
Baden Baden Headlines 2: cyber insurance market set to grow under regulatory presure; nat cat events more frequent, but losses per event are decreasing
Asian insurance market, especially the Indian market - are considered to be "the new El-Dorado" of the global re/insurance market, with rapidly expanding markets and an dynamic environment: "Indian P&C re/insurance markets are expected to grow at a pace of 15% per annum", according to Victor PEIGNET, CEO, Global P&C, SCOR SE. The French -based reinsurer setted-up its Indian branch in 2016, after the authorisation from the local market authority - IRDAI. India's re/insurance market has become more attractive for global companies following the relaxation of regulatory requirements, and lately, "big names" in the industry entered the market by opening branches: GEN Re, SCOR, Lloyd's of London, MUNICH Re, SWISS Re, Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), HANNOVER Re, XL Catlin and others.
JLT Re: Harvey, Irma and Maria brought a decisive end to a five-year period of below-average global catastrophe losses
"2017 looks set to become the most expensive catastrophe loss year ever for the P&C sector, mostly due to the hyperactive 2017 hurricane season," finds the Viewpoint Report - Winds of change launched yesterday by JLT Re.
5th Insurance Claims & Underwriting Management Asia Summit 2018
6-9 February 2018
Singapore, Rendezvous Hotel Singapore
Organizer: Equip Global Pte Ltd
Media Partner: XPRIMM Publications
More details: equip-global.com
6th Edition Nordic Asset Allocation: Investing in Alternative Asset Classes
7-9 March 2018
Organizer: marcus evans
Media Partner: XPRIMM Publications
For details: marcusevans-conferences-paneuropean.com
European Consumer Protection Conference
22 March 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
4th Annual African Insurance Forum
5-6 April 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa
Media partner: XPRIMM Publications
For details: ins.fextons.com