News - Insurance

FIAR 2020 moves to Bucharest

FIAR - The International Insurance-Reinsurance Forum, to be held in Romania on 24-26 May, relocates for 2020 in Bucharest, to ease access and logistic issues for its traditional attendees.

STATISTICS: MOLDOVA, FY2019: GRAWE was the sole life insurer, with 100% market share

At the end of 2019, the Moldovan insurance market recorded an increase of 7.02% y-o-y in local currency. Market GWP went up to MDL 1.6 billion (~EUR 84.4 million), while the growth rate of paid claims was more prominent (+19.09%), according to the latest data published by the National Commission of Financial Market (CNPF).

UKRAINE: Green Card GWP grew by almost 27% y-o-y in 2019

Total number of Green Card policies in 2019 reached 1.08 million units (+43.6% y-o-y). GWP of the segment increased by 26.8%, to UAH 1.63 billion (~EUR 61.7 million) vs. UAH 1.29 billion (~EUR 40.7 million) in 2018, according to the report of the Motor Transport Bureau of Ukraine (MTIBU).

VIG Re, FY2019: net profit remained stable at EUR 21 million

VIG Re, part of Vienna Insurance Group, closed the year 2019 with a net profit of EUR 21 million, staying at almost the same level recorded at the end of 2018. The profit before taxes was EUR 26 million, increasing slightly by EUR 65 thousand y-o-y.

PZU President Pawel SUROWKA has resigned

On March 12, 2020, PZU announced the resignation of Pawel SUROWKA, President of PZU Group. During his leadership, PZU Group's net profit doubled, ROE increased by 40%, while the premiums written went up 20%.

IGI Receives Provisional NAIC Approval to Write U.S. E&S Business

International General Insurance Holdings Limited ("IGI" or the "Company") today announced that its Bermuda subsidiary, International General Insurance Company Ltd. ("IGI Bermuda"), has been granted provisional approval by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to begin writing U.S. excess and surplus ("E&S") lines business effective April 1, 2020, pending execution of the IGI Bermuda U.S. E&S lines trust agreement which is currently in progress.