STATISTICS: Hungary FY2017 UPDATE: Top 5 insurers accounted for almost 60% of the market GWP
Top 5 Hungarian insurers accounted together for 58.6% of the market GWP in 2017, according to the market data published by MABISZ, the local insurers' association. On the non-life side, the Top 5 market weight is even bigger, of 69.7%.
Hungary: extreme weather caused less damage this summer, but new phenomena are gaining ground
According to the first estimations of the Hungarian Association of Insurers (MABISZ), local insurers paid HUF 3.17 billion (EUR 9.7 million) between May 1 and August 31 for over 57 thousand claims for damages caused to individual and condominium buildings by storms, rainstorms, lightning, and hail.
STATISTICS: HUNGARY, 1H2018: 25% increase in the market aggregated profitability
Hungarian insurers have reported consolidated GWP worth HUF 520.15 billion in 1H2018, by 7.1% up y-o-y. Yet, given the over 6% depreciation of the Forint against the European currency, the market results denominated in Euro show a total GWP volume of EUR 1.58 billion, only 0.6% up y-o-y.
Hungary: less than 20% of Hungarians have an accident insurance policy
Only 10-20% have an accident insurance, while in many countries of the Western Europe accident insurance coverage among their population is of more than 80%, The Budapest Business Journal reports. The low penetration leaves about 8 million Hungarians uninsured for the accident risk.
Hungary: extreme weather during the first half of June resulted in insured losses of over EUR 6 million
Extreme weather conditions have significantly affected Hungary during the first half of June, resulting in about 18,500 claims files worth a combined HUF 2 billion (~EUR 6.1 million) in losses, the local association of insurers said.
STATISTICS: HUNGARY, 1Q 2018: The insurers' quarterly net profit climbed by 41% y-o-y
Hungarian 25 insurers reported 1Q 2018 aggregate GWP up by 8.2% y-o-y to HUF 275.6 billion (EUR 881.9 million), according to the market data published by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB).
STATISTICS: Hungary FY2017: Of 25 active insurers, only one reported losses, Central Bank said
Hungarian 25 insurers reported FY2017 aggregate GWP up by 7% y-o-y to HUF 948.1 billion (EUR 3 billion), according to the market data published by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB).
VIENNA Insurance Group completes mergers in Hungary and Slovakia
VIENNA Insurance Group announced Hungary's central bank approved the merger of the three VIG Group companies. Thus, starting 1 April 2018, VIG will be represented in Hungary solely by the insurance company UNION Biztosito, while in Slovakia, bancassurer Poistovna Slovenskej sporitelne (PSLSP) will merge with Kooperativa Poistovna.
HUNGARY: Green light from the Central Bank for the three VIG units' merger
The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) announced on its website it approved the merger of the three local subsidiaries of the Austrian VIENNA Insurance Group into one company. Gabor LEHEL, CEO of UNION Biztosito, will be Chairman of the Board of the resulted entity after the merger.
STATISTICS: HUNGARIAN insurers reported EUR 2.3 billion in GWP in the first nine months
Hungarian insurers nine-months GWP was up by 6.6% y-o-y to HUF 711.2 billion (EUR 2.3 billion), according to the most recent market figures published by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB).
ON THE MOVE
Andrej SLAPAR reappointed the President of the Management Board of Zavarovalnica TRIGLAV for another five years term
The Supervisory Board of Zavarovalnica TRIGLAV reappointed the President of the Management Board of Zavarovalnica TRIGLAV Andrej SLAPAR for a new five-year term of office and approved the proposal submitted by the President of the Management Board, reappointing Uros IVANC and Tadej COROLI as Members of the Management Board.
IGI appoints its first Chief Technology Officer
International General Insurance Holdings Limited (IGI), the international specialist commercial insurer and reinsurer, has announced the appointment of Nasser ZAGHA to the newly-created role of Chief Technology Officer.
BEAZLEY's CUO to join Lloyd's of London Board in February 2019
Lloyd's, the specialist insurance and reinsurance market announced that Neil MAIDMENT has been appointed as an independent non-executive of the Lloyd's Board with effect from February 2019.
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.
NASH, Guy Carpenter: The current pressure on returns is a stimulus for consolidation
Current market conditions are putting increasing pressure on returns with some companies viewing consolidation as a potential solution, James NASH, CEO of International at Guy Carpenter said in his opening remarks at the Baden-Baden 2018 Reinsurance Meeting hosted by the global risk and reinsurance specialist.
Hannover Re expects modestly higher premiums and stable conditions for its German business
E+S Ruckversicherung AG, the Hannover Re Group's unit handling German business, continues to expect a positive premium development in the German market for the January 2019 renewals, albeit at a somewhat more diminished pace than in 2018.
November Business Meetings (NBM) for Reinsurers
21-22 November 2018
"Novaya Ploschad" Business Center, Moscow, Russia
Organizer: The All-Russian Insurance Association (ARIA)
Media Partner: XPRIMM Publications
For details: ins-df.com
5 - 6 December 2018
Excel London, UK
Media Partner: XPRIMM Publications
For details: fintechconnect.com
IFRS 9 After Implementation In-House Training
Date, venue & schedule - chosen by the applicants
Organizer: GLC Europe
Media Partner: XPRIMM Publications
For details: glceurope.com