STATISTICS: BiH, 1H2018: solid business growth despite challenging legal inconsistencies
The Bosnian market saw a consolidated GWP growth rate of 4% y-o-y in 1H2018, to EUR 183.5 million. Of this total, the non-life insurance segment accounts for by far the largest part with over 80%. Moreover, the MTPL insurance class provides for a clear half of the total GWP volume.
BiH: GRAWE buys ATOS Osiguranje for EUR 12 million, increasing its market weight to over 11%
Austrian insurer GRAWE has increased its presence on the Bosnian specialty market by acquiring the local insurer ATOS Osiguranje, former "Bobar osiguranje, for a total consideration of just over KM 23 million (~ EUR 12 million), the local financial press reports.
STATISTICS: BiH, 1Q2018: MTPL business keeps the market on a positive trend
Bosnian insurers reported aggregate 1Q2018 GWP of BAM 167.07 million (~EUR 85.4 million), up by 2.45% y-o-y, according to the most recent market data published by AZOBiH - Insurance Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Bosna Reosiguranje d.d. Sarajevo
A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B+ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "bbb-" of Bosna Reosiguranje d.d. Sarajevo (Bosna Re) (Bosnia and Herzegovina [BH]). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) remains stable.
Bosnia: GRAWE osiguranje finalized the absorption of non-life insurer VGT osiguranje
The Bosnian subsidiary of Austrian insurer GRAWE (GRAWE osiguranje) finalized the absorption of local non-life insurer VGT osiguranje, according to the latest registered operations by RVP - The Registry of Securities of the Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bosnia: Gradual liberalization of the MTPL market in FBiH approved by the House of Representatives
The House of Representatives of the Parliament of FBiH, one of the two administrative entities that form Bosnia & Herzegovina has approved this week the new law on compulsory MTPL, taking thus a big step towards the a free MTPL market.
STATISTICS: BOSNIA, FY2017: The share of RS insurers exceeds 30%
Last year, the aggregate GWP of the 27 Bosnian insurers increased by 7.77% y-o-y to BAM 683.23 million (EUR 349.33 million), as data from the local insurance agency - AZOBIH show.
BOSNIA: Bosna Sunce Osiguranje takes steps to acquire Zovko Osiguranje
According to the Bosnian national competition authority, insurer Bosna Sunce Osiguranje has filed a request to acquire a majority shareholding interest in its local peer Zovko Osiguranje, SeeNews reports.
STATISTICS: BiH, 3Q2017: Three insurers with close results. Who will be the market leader at the end of 2017?
The 27 Bosnian insurers reported aggregate 3Q2017 GWP of BAM 518.2 million (~EUR 265 million), up by 8.1% y-o-y, according to the most recent market figures published by AZOBiH - Insurance Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
STATISTICS: Bosnia, 1H2017: Insurers based in Srpska Rep. increased their share to about one third of the market
The insurance market of Bosnia and Herzegovina continued its ascending path during the first half of 2017, recording a 8.9% increase in GWP, to EUR 176.4 million.
ON THE MOVE
Guy Carpenter announces new division and senior appointments designed to deliver enhanced client value
Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, announced the formation of a new Global Capital Solutions Group and a series of new leadership appointments related to the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT) acquisition.
MMC names new MERCER CEO and MMC Vice Chairman
Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) announced key leadership changes appointing new MERCER CEO and MMC Vice Chairman "to further its growth strategy".
ALLIANZ announced three executives appointments
German insurance Group ALLIANZ announced three senior leadership appointments at ALLIANZ DIGITAL Health, ALLIANZ Private Krankenversicherung and Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE.
Thomas MOTAMED elected to AIG BoD
The Board of Directors of American International Group elected Thomas Firouz MOTAMED as a Director, effective immediately.
Bozidar Ljubisavljevic to lead Marine Specialty for Howden Turkey, the Middle East & Africa
Howden, part of Hyperion Insurance Group, announced the appointment of Bozidar LJUBISAVLJEVIC as Regional Marine Practice leader for the Howden Turkey, the Middle East and Africa region (TMEA). He will be based in Dubai.
Inclusive insurance on the agenda of the second CEE & SEE - Regional Actuarial Insurance Conference in Skopje, Macedonia
Insurance should be accessible to all social classes, regardless of their wealth and income status. Products offered today are conventional insurance products, largely inspired from the developed markets as "one-size-fits-all" solutions, affordable to only middle- and high-income clients in the Eastern Europe's emerging & developing markets. The low insurance penetration rates across the region show the need for another approach.
The "Croatian Insurance Days" took place in Opatija, Croatia
The most important annual meeting of the Croatian insurers, the "Croatian Insurance Days", took place in Opatija, Croatia, on 7 - 9 November.
Reducing the risks in agriculture by using insurance means, discussed in Skopje
On November 1st, an Agricultural insurance conference took place in Skopje, Macedonia, organized by the Insurance Supervision Agency in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy. Drawing attention to the necessity of reducing the risks in agriculture by using insurance was the event's main purpose.
IIF 2018 - Insurance in a DIGITAL WORLD
Emmanuel DJENGUE, Innovation Director, Europe - RGAX, Spain is the Keynote Speaker at IIF 2018 - Insurance in a DIGITAL WORLD Conference in Bucharest, on November 27.
VIDEO: MUNICH Re: We have the duty to find solutions for cyber risks, which are a threat at the global level
Becoming a growing threat globally, cyber risks is both a challenge and an opportunity for the insurance industry. MUNICH Re's representatives talked to XPRIMM TV in Baden Baden, about the different approach to this type of risk that the Group, as one of the most active players on the cyber market solutions, proposes.
Willis Towers Watson: reinsurance products backed by 'alternative' capital have become mainstream
End investors, Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) funds, and buyers - the three groups active in ILS - have predominantly weathered 2017 loss activity with a view that reinsurance products backed by 'alternative' capital have become mainstream, according to a new Global ILS Market Survey by Willis Towers Watson.
Swiss Re expects the reinsurance industry to further consolidate
Swiss Re expects the global reinsurance industry to consolidate as the distinction between insurers and reinsurers become increasingly blurred, an executive from the Swiss Group said in Baden Baden, reports Reuters.