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Between 2008 and 2017, the Croatian insurance market saw an 8% decrease in business, in GWP terms. From an absolute value of EUR 1.32 billion recorded in 2008, GWP at the overall market level gradually decreased year by year, until 2015, when the market started to grow again. The positive trend seen in 2016 and 2017 was not strong enough to bring the market at the pre-crisis level.
The Croatian Insurance Bureau (HUO) has a new management since December 10. Slaven DOBRIC, member of the Management Board of Allianz Zagreb dd and HUO's ex Deputy Chairman, was elected as President. Hrvoje PAUKOVIC was re-appointed Director of HUO for a new mandate.
CROATIA osiguranje is the 2018 winner of the "Zlatna Kuna" award in the insurance industry, a recognition of the relevant role played by the company in the local financial market, presented by the Croatian Chamber of Economy.
The Croatian insurance market totaled after the first three quarters of 2018 GWP worth EUR 1.02 billion, 10.8% up y-o-y. Paid claims have increased y-o-y by 13%, to EUR 539.7 million. Top 3 insurers account together for over 52% of the market GWP.
The Central Depository and Clearing Company - SKDD announced that Croatia Osiguranje absorbed its credit insurance unit unit Croatia Osiguranje Kredita. "The corporate action of Acquisition of the Companies will be executed on 1 October 2018", as the institution announced in a statement.
Croatian insurers reported for 1H2018 GWP worth EUR 729.43 million, 9.6% up y-o-y. Paid claims amounted to EUR 375.18 million, 12% up y-o-y. Most of the market growth was provided by the non-life segment, especially the motor insurance lines.
CROATIA osiguranje Group (CO Group), one of the largest insurer in the Adriatic region announced in the Zagreb Stock Exchange website it will merge its credit unit through absorption- CROATIA osiguranje kredita into CROATIA osiguranje.
CROATIA Osiguranje announced on the Zagreb Stock Exchange website that during the first five months of the year, the value of CO Group GWP increased by 8% y-o-y.
The Croatian insurance market ended 1Q2018 with GWP worth EUR 373.26 million, 7.38% up y-o-y. The highest contributions to the market growth, in absolute terms, came from the traditional life insurance line and both motor insurance classes.
The Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency (HANFA) approved today the merger of the Croatian subsidiary of Vienna Insurance Group (VIG), Wiener Insurance, with Erste VIG, in accordance with the Merger Agreement dated 6 February 2018, the authority's website reads.
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.
Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) announced key leadership changes appointing new MERCER CEO and MMC Vice Chairman "to further its growth strategy".
German insurance Group ALLIANZ announced three senior leadership appointments at ALLIANZ DIGITAL Health, ALLIANZ Private Krankenversicherung and Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE.
The Board of Directors of American International Group elected Thomas Firouz MOTAMED as a Director, effective immediately.
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.
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 most important annual meeting of the Croatian insurers, the "Croatian Insurance Days", took place in Opatija, Croatia, on 7 - 9 November.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.