Poland: the financial markets' supervisory body reorganized as state legal entity
On 1 January 2019, further provisions of the Act of 9 November 2018 amending certain acts in connection with the strengthening of supervision over the financial market and investor protection on the Polish market entered into force.
STATISTICS: POLAND, 3Q2018: the decreasing popularity of the UL life insurance products pulled down the market
Polish insurers have collected premiums worth EUR 10.84 billion, which is about 1.2% more y-o-y, and paid claims totaling EUR 6.87 billion, most damages and liquidated damages being related to motor insurance.
STATISTICS: POLAND, 2008-2017 timeline: motor lines took over the trendsetter role after 2015
As the XPRIMM 10 years GWP timeline for Poland shows, the local insurance market needed about 10 years to regain and exceed its pre-crisis level: GWP of EUR 14.95 billion in 2017 vs. EUR 14.2 billion in 2008.
POLAND: insurance brokers have mediated GWP of EUR 1.7 billion in 2017
The total number of insurance brokers licensed in Poland at the end of 2017 was of 1,416. Throughout the year, 34 deletions from the register of insurance brokers were made, a Polish Financial Supervision Authority's Report on the condition of the brokerage market in 2017 shows.
Jacek JASTRZEBSKI is the new Chairman of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority
KNF- the Polish Financial Supervision Authority has announced the appointment of Jacek JASTRZEBSKI as Chairman of the market regulator, replacing Marek CHRZANOWSKI who resigned amid corruption allegations.
STATISTICS: POLAND, 1H2018: improved profitability in life insurance despite reduction in GWP
The largest insurance market in the CEE, Poland, ended1H2018 with GWP worth EUR 7.36 billion (PLN 32.12 billion). In local currency, the y-o-y comparison shows a positive rate growth of 1.7%. Yet, given the roughly 3% depreciation of the Polish zloty against Euro, the market results denominated in European currency show a market decrease of 1.4%.
POLAND: Acquisition of Pramerica Zycie TUiR SA by Unum Group complete
Unum Group completed its purchase of Pramerica Zycie TUiR SA ("Pramerica"), a financial protection provider in Poland that will support Unum's long-term growth strategy of protecting more people.
Poland: Full online access to the Insurance Guarantee Fund communication database
The full history of MTPL and Motor Hull insurance is now available online for every vehicle owner in Poland. In addition, all drivers - even if they are not the owners of the vehicle - can check their accidents history.
NN named Jacek KORONKIEWICZ as interim CEO of Nationale-Nederlanden Poland
The Dutch insurance group NN announced that as of 15 September, Jacek KORONKIEWICZ, currently CFO and COO of Nationale-Nederlanden Poland, heading the functions of Finance, Operations and Procurement, will act as interim CEO.
A.M. Best affirms credit ratings of Polskie Towarzystwo Reasekuracji S.A.
A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "a-" of Polskie Towarzystwo Reasekuracji S.A. (POLISH Re) (Poland). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) remains stable.
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.