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ZURICH's head of EMEA Amanda BLANC resigns

ZURICH Insurance Group announced that Amanda BLANC, CEO EMEA and Bank Distribution and a Member of the Group's Executive Committee, has tendered her resignation.

VIG listed in VONIX sustainability index

The Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) has been included again in Austria's VONIX sustainability index for the 2019/20 period. The listing was officially announced at the end of June 2019.

Trust Re reaffirms its commitment to the market

Trust Re, the regional reinsurance company headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain since 1989, announced that The Company is satisfied with its 30-year growth and remains committed to fulfilling all its obligations.

LLOYD's announced new appointments for the EMEA region

LLOYD's, the world's insurance and reinsurance market, announced the appointment of Mark COOPER for the newly created role of Head of Market Development for the European market, and Amit KHILOSIA as the new Regional Head, Africa.

SLOVENIA: NLB privatisation process successfully completed

On 19 June 2019, Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SDH) successfully completed the privatisation process of Nova Ljubljanska banka, d. d. (NLB). The Republic of Slovenia will remain the largest shareholder of NLB, with a 25% stake plus 1 share.

STATISTICS: HUNGARY, 1Q2019: Market profitability remained almost unchanged

25 Hungarian insurers reported 1Q2019 aggregate GWP up by 14.8% y-o-y to HUF 316.4 billion (EUR 986 million), according to the quarterly market data published by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB). Life insurance GWP increased by 11.2% to HUF 132 billion (EUR 411 million), while non-life GWP increased by 17.5% to HUF 185 billion (EUR 575 million), as the MNB figures reveal.

RUSSIA: in May, INGOSSTRAKH ranked 1st on the MTPL market

According to the Russian Association of Motor Insurers, in May 2019 INGOSSTRAKH became the MTPL leader in terms of number of policies and GWP, while AlfaStrakhovanie held the leading positions for the period from January to May, ASN reports.

Banco Santander to acquire 60% stake in ALLIANZ Popular SL

ALLIANZ Group and Banco Santander settled an agreement for Banco Santander to buy a 60% stake in Allianz Popular SL, and terminate the exclusive non-life distribution agreement with ALLIANZ's operating entity in Spain.

ESTONIA: 13,000 property insurance events annually

According to The Estonian Insurance Association (EKsL), 13,000 property claims arise over the course of an average year in Estonia. Of this number, about 11,000 are home insurance claims. Insurance companies in Estonia pay around EUR 28 million every year for property claims.

RUSSIA: S&P upgraded SOGAZ to 'BBB', outlook stable

S&P Global Ratings raised its long-term issuer credit and financial strength ratings of SOGAZ to 'BBB', outlook stable, removing them from CreditWatch with developing implications, as the insurer informed on its website with reference to the agency's report.