News - Insurance

STATISTICS: HUNGARY, 3Q2019: Insurers' 9 months GWP climbed 11% y-o-y

Hungarian insurance market totaled HUF 862.20 billion (EUR 2.66 billion) at the end of Q3 2019, 10.97% more y-o-y, official statistics showed. In terms of damages, the value of incurred claims (paid claims and reserves, summed-up) amounted to HUF 312.95 billion for life insurance contracts (+10.72% y-o-y) and HUF 198.45 billion for non-life policies, +13.96 more y-o-y.



AZERBAIJAN: for 10 months life insurance dropped by almost 40%

From January to October 2019, GWP of the voluntary Health insurance increased by almost AZN 10 million (~EUR 5.27 million), Motor Hull increased by about 20%, while Life insurance, on the contrary, decreased by almost 40% y-o-y, and these trends will continue, said Azer ALIYEV.


Ethniki Asfalisitiki: a new chapter in the Greek's insurance market flagship sale

Latest news available show the group of bidders interested by the sale of the leading Greek insurance company Ethniki to five: the Chinese group Fosun, the investment funds CVC Capital Partners, Centerbridge and Lone Star, and a special purpose vehicle called I3CP, which is associated with Leadenhall Capital Partners.

AM Best affirms Credit Ratings of Colonnade Insurance SA

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "a-" of Colonnade Insurance S.A. (Luxembourg), a member of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (Fairfax). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.





Romanian ASF fines non-life insurer CertAsig with RON 65,000

The Board of the Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF) announced the results of the unannounced control carried out at the non-life insuer CertAsig Asigurare Reasigurare, sanctioning the company with a fine in the amount of RON 65,000 (about EUR 13,500) on the grounds the company have not corectly calculated the solvency indicators requested by the market regulator, informed 1asig.ro.

The Executive Committee of GENERALI CEE Holding has two new members

GENERALI announced as of 10 December 2019 Antonella MAIER and Andrej BUKOVCAN are becoming new members of the Executive Committee of Prague-based GENERALI CEE Holding B.V. Antonella MAIER will become Chief Insurance Officer for Life and Health Business in Austria, CEE & Russia Region, while Andrej BUKOVCAN will take the position of ExCo Member, remaining responsible for HR & Organization for the whole Region.

CROATIA: MTPL and Green Card policies to go digital

At the beginning of December 2019, Croatian Insurance Bureau (HUO) and Croatian Vehicle Center (CVH) announced the launch of a digitalization project regarding motor third party liability (MTPL) insurance policies.


Reinsurer HANNOVER Re and Global Parametrics launch natural disaster fund

Global Parametrics (GP), the provider of parametric protection against climate risks in developing markets and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), in partnership with the German Development Bank (KfW) and reinsurer HANNOVER Re jointly announce the formation of the Natural Disaster Fund (NDF) Deutschland. NDF will invest in risk transfer instruments relating to natural catastrophes and climate risks in developing markets.






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