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.
STATISTICS: Double-digit increase for the BOSNIAN market thanks to the RS-based insurers' results
In 1Q2017 the aggregate GWP of the 27 insurers operating in Bosnia and Herzegovina was up by 11.41% y-o-y, to EUR 83.38 million (BAM 163.07 million), as the figures published by AZOBIH - Insurance Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina show.
ON THE MOVE
MILLI Re announced new Manager appointment
Turkish reinsurer MILLI Re stated that Gokhan AKTAS has been appointed to the position of Manager of Foreign Inward Business on 01 September 2018.
Martin BLACKWELL to Join JLT Re as Partner
JLT Re announced that Martin BLACKWELL will be joining JLT Re as a Partner, capital solutions, next month.
The challenges associated with digitization in the insurance sector discussed at the "Insurance in the Digital Future" Conference, in Ljubljana
On September 13, 2018, the Insurance Supervision Agency of Ljubljana organized its 4th conference on insurance. The subject of the event was Insurance in the Digital Future. Visit the event's web page to see the conference materials and photo gallery.
LIVE from Monte Carlo: The 62nd edition of the "Rendez-Vous de Septembre"
The 62nd edition of the "Rendez-Vous de Septembre", the annual traditional meeting of reinsurers starts Sunday in Monte Carlo. XPRIMM Publications covering the CEE, SEE and CIS insurance markets are available at the XPRIMM stand in Fairmont Hotel, as well as at the most important venues in Monte Carlo.
Munich Re: aggregation risk of cyber insurance is 'the elephant in the room'
Only 5% of cyber losses are insured, estimates Christian Fuhrmann, chief executive of global clients/North America, Munich Re. Very complex by nature and continuously changing, cyber insurance is one of the biggest challenges for insurers, he said.
AXA obtained approvals for XL acquisition. Last day of independence for XL Group
AXA announced today that it has obtained all regulatory approvals required to complete the proposed acquisition of XL Group previously announced on March 5, 2018. The acquisition is expected to close on September 12, 2018, pending the satisfaction of the remaining customary closing conditions.
FY2017 XPRIMM Property and Motor insurance reports to be launched in Monte Carlo
The latest editions of the XPRIMM Motor Insurance Report and Property Insurance Report will be launched in Monte Carlo, at the 62th edition of the "Rendez-Vous de Septembre," one of the most important international events dedicated to insurers, reinsurers, brokers, and reinsurance consultants.
Hannover Re: broadly diversified reinsurers with expertise and a very good rating will benefit from the current state of the market
Hannover Re expects to see stability in prices and conditions overall for the treaty renewals as at 1 January 2019 and promising opportunities for next year arising from digitalization, increased demand for coverage of cyber risks, as well as from various openings in the Asian growth markets.
Willis Re - Market still soft, but functional
Despite the high losses from 2017 the reinsurance market is still soft, James KENT, Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Willis Re stated at a press briefing in Monte Carlo.
AIR launches severe thunderstorm model
Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide released a new severe thunderstorm model for Europe. Together with AIR's Extratropical Cyclone Model for Europe and European flood models, this new model now allows for a comprehensive assessment of atmospheric risk in this region.