KAZAKHSTAN: in January this year, voluntary classes generated 87% of GWP as market driver
In January this year, 87% of total GWP was generated by voluntary insurance. The total market GWP increased by 40.8% y-o-y and paid claims went up by 10.9%, according to the National Bank of Kazakhstan.
KAZAKHSTAN: in 2018 assets and equity of the insurers went up by more than 13% amid a decrease of GWP
In 2018 assets of the Kazakh insurance sector increased by 13.3% y-o-y from KZT 925.34 billion to KZT 1.05 trillion, as allinsurance.kz wrote.
KAZAKHSTAN: GWP in January 2019 went up by more than 40% y-o-y
According to the National Bank of Kazakhstan, as of February 1, 2019 total assets of the re/insurance companies amounted to KZT 1080,0 billion (+3% year-to-date).
KAZAKHSTAN: for January, 2019 vehicle owners issued over 300 thousand of e-policies amid the aging fleet of the country
In Kazakhstan from January 1, 2019 an electronic form of policies was introduced for all types of compulsory insurance (except for insurance of employees against accidents and crop insurance), as allinsurance.kz wrote.
KAZAKHSTAN: in 2018 motor insurance generated over 30% of non-life premiums
Based on 2018 result, motor insurance (MTPL and MoD) generated over 30% of non-life GWP. At that, according to the statistics of the National Bank, MTPL segment last year saw a significant concentration growth - TOP-5 generated 66.5% of GWP vs 47.6% in 2017 (total growth of MTPL amounted to 23% y-o-y).
KAZAKHSTAN: the license of Kompetenz insurance company for re/insurance activity revoked
The National Bank of Kazakhstan revoked the license of Kompetenz for re/insurance activity from February 1, 2019 due to repeated suspension of its license, as Allinsurance.kz informed.
KAZAKHSTAN: GWP of the export insurance company KazakhExport in 2018 went up by more than 40% y-o-y
GWP of the export insurance company of Kazakhstan, according to the monitoring agency Finprom.kz, in 2018 amounted to KZT 2.7 billion, which is 40.8% more y-o-y. This is the maximal result ever reached by the company, as Allinsurance.kz wrote.
STATISTICS: KAZAKHSTAN, FY2018: non-life dropped by almost 3%, while life keeps strengthening
For 2018 Kazakh market increased by about 4%, total GWP amounted to KZT 384.8 billion (EUR 875.9 million). However, data denominated in European currency saw an opposite trend, showing a market decline by 5.77%, as statistical figures of the National Bank of Kazakhstan show.
KAZAKHSTAN: Unit-Linked may become a new market driver
Staring January 1, 2019 Kazakh life insurers may offer Unit-Linked products, charging an insurance fee that will depend on the investment results. Also this year insurance companies may get an investment broker license, as explained the Deputy chairman of the board of Nomad Life, Askar SHAKENOV.
KAZAKHSTAN: in December 2018 insurers' assets exceeded KZT 1 trillion
According to the Association of Financiers of Kazakhstan, for 11 months in 2018 the insurers' assets went up by 8.6%, and by the beginning of December they exceeded KZT 1 trillion amounting to KZT 1,004.8 billion.
ON THE MOVE
Bulgaria: Boiko ATANASSOV appointed as FSC's head
The Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria appointed Boiko ATANASSOV as Chairperson of the Financial Supervision Commission (FSC) on March 15, with 134 votes in favour, none opposed or abstained.
RUSSIA: Alexander ZARETSKI steps down from the presidency at METLIFE
On April 1, 2019, Alexander ZARETSKI will step down from his presidency of METLIFE. According to the Company's Board of Directors, this decision was made for personal reasons. Gheorghe DIMITRU will take over as president, ASN wrote.
TALANX announced finalization of generational renewal at Board level
The German insurer TALANX announced the Supervisory Board has completed the generational shift at Board level.
New appointments within SCOR Global P&C; Michel BLANC is the new CEO of Reinsurance
In Reinsurance, SCOR Global P&C announces the following appointments, effective April 1, 2019:
ASIROM VIG names Wolfgang HAJEK new CFO
Romania-based ASIROM, part of Vienna Insurance Group (VIG), has appointed Wolfgang HAJEK as the new CFO.
Climate and cyber: two Cs with catastrophic potential and the insurance business - under debate in Vienna, on April 9
10 years after its inception, the Romanian mandatory dwelling insurance system has progressed and PAID, the pool underwriting and managing the mandatory policies is a strong and financially sound institution. "We are currently managing a reinsurance program worth EUR 920 million, with a pool of excellent reinsurers, more than half of them rated AA+, while the company's solvency rate is of 220%," recently stated Nicoleta RADU, CEO, PAID.
Conclusions: TBILISI - the first Georgian International Insurance Conference
The first Georgian International Insurance Conference took place on 14 March 2019. The event put under scrutiny the current status and the future development perspectives of the local market, in an attempt of identifying the main growth opportunities. The forthcoming launch of the mandatory MTPL system was the most important topic on the agenda, as this new line of business has the potential to provide for a significant growth, but also to become a market disruptor.
Did you book your seat at one of the key European events dedicated to property and cyber insurance?
Climate risks have always produced high impact events, causing material and human losses that often have remained in collective memory as reference points. On the other hand, cyber risks are just emerging, but they are already demonstrating a potentially catastrophic impact which still needs to be better understood and assessed.