Latvia: SEB's three life insurance entities in the Baltics will merge in one company headquartered in Riga
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB) will merge its Baltic life insurance operations into one company, headquartered in Riga, reports The Baltic Course. Simplification of the operation model and improve services and solutions are the main reasons of the merger.
STATISTICS: LATVIA 1Q2018: Life insurers reported a quarterly net loss of EUR 1.5 million
Latvian insurers generated EUR 2.69 million in first quarter net profit, which is more than double compared with the Q1 2017 net profit of EUR 1.13 million, according to the figures released by the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK).
LATVIA, 1Q2018: aggregate loss from mandatory MTPL 33 times lower y-o-y
Latvian insurers' aggregate loss from mandatory MTPL insurance was EUR 120,000 in 1Q2018, down from EUR 4.05 million in the same period last year, reports LETA, according to information released by the Motor Insurers' Bureau of Latvia (LTAB).
STATISTICS: LATVIA, FY2017: The share of EU branches GWP increased to almost 35%
According to the year-end market figures published by FKTK (the Financial and Capital Market Commission), the Latvian insurance market totaled EUR 646 million at the end of December 2017, up by 21.4% y-o-y.
LATVIA: The MTPL insurance line will most probably remain unprofitable also in 2018, despite increasing tariffs
The mandatory MTPL insurance line will probably remain unprofitable in Latvia also in 2018 despite the tariffs going up by a significant amount, Latvian Insurers Association's President Janis ABASINS believes, quoted by LETA.
STATISTICS: Latvian insurers' profits decreased by 88% during 3Q2017
The Latvian insurance market totaled EUR 482.63 million at the end of September 2017, or 15.21% more y-o-y, according to data released by the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK). At the same time, the insurance companies paid EUR 262.12 million in claims (1.77% more y-o-y).
STATISTICS: LATVIA, 1H2017: Life insurers' profit more than halved
The Latvian insurance market totaled EUR 327.4 million at the end of June 2017, 15.4% more y-o-y. At the same time, the insurance companies paid EUR 178.7 million in claims (3.9% more y-o-y).
STATISTICS: Profit of LATVIAN life insurers more than doubled in Q1 2017
During the first quarter of 2017, Latvian insurers generated EUR 1.13 million in aggregate profit, which is 58% less y-o-y, according to the figures released by the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK).
STATISTICS: LATVIAN, FY 2016: Insurers posted EUR 105 million in profit
The Latvian insurance market totaled EUR 532.4 million at the end of 2016, 0.2% more y-o-y, according to data published by the Financial and Capital Market Commission - FKTK.
STATISTICS: LATVIA, FKTK: EU branches reported higher growth rates in GWP than local insurers
The Latvian insurance market totaled EUR 419 million at the end of September 2016, 5.8% more y-o-y, according to data published by the Financial and Capital Market Commission - FKTK. At the same time, as FKTK's figures showed, the insurance companies paid EUR 258 million in claims (14.4% more y-o-y).
ON THE MOVE
MILLI Re announced new Manager appointment
Turkish reinsurer MILLI Re stated that Gokhan AKTAS has been appointed to the position of Manager of Foreign Inward Business on 01 September 2018.
Catherine DUFFY to Join AIG as Country Manager of Bermuda
American International Group - AIG announced that Catherine DUFFY will join the company's General Insurance business as Country Manager of Bermuda, at a date to be determined.
LIVE: 1st National Reinsurers Summit in Moscow: focus on global cooperation
Today has started in Moscow the 1st National Reinsurers Summit "National Reinsurers: Focus on global cooperation". Organized by the Russian National Reinsurance Company (RNRC) with the support of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the conference has the xprimm.com insurance portal as Media Partner.
The challenges associated with digitization in the insurance sector discussed at the "Insurance in the Digital Future" Conference, in Ljubljana
On September 13, 2018, the Insurance Supervision Agency of Ljubljana organized its 4th conference on insurance. The subject of the event was Insurance in the Digital Future. Visit the event's web page to see the conference materials and photo gallery.
LIVE from Monte Carlo: The 62nd edition of the "Rendez-Vous de Septembre"
The 62nd edition of the "Rendez-Vous de Septembre", the annual traditional meeting of reinsurers starts Sunday in Monte Carlo. XPRIMM Publications covering the CEE, SEE and CIS insurance markets are available at the XPRIMM stand in Fairmont Hotel, as well as at the most important venues in Monte Carlo.
Munich Re: aggregation risk of cyber insurance is 'the elephant in the room'
Only 5% of cyber losses are insured, estimates Christian Fuhrmann, chief executive of global clients/North America, Munich Re. Very complex by nature and continuously changing, cyber insurance is one of the biggest challenges for insurers, he said.
AXA obtained approvals for XL acquisition. Last day of independence for XL Group
AXA announced today that it has obtained all regulatory approvals required to complete the proposed acquisition of XL Group previously announced on March 5, 2018. The acquisition is expected to close on September 12, 2018, pending the satisfaction of the remaining customary closing conditions.
FY2017 XPRIMM Property and Motor insurance reports to be launched in Monte Carlo
The latest editions of the XPRIMM Motor Insurance Report and Property Insurance Report will be launched in Monte Carlo, at the 62th edition of the "Rendez-Vous de Septembre," one of the most important international events dedicated to insurers, reinsurers, brokers, and reinsurance consultants.
Hannover Re: broadly diversified reinsurers with expertise and a very good rating will benefit from the current state of the market
Hannover Re expects to see stability in prices and conditions overall for the treaty renewals as at 1 January 2019 and promising opportunities for next year arising from digitalization, increased demand for coverage of cyber risks, as well as from various openings in the Asian growth markets.
Willis Re - Market still soft, but functional
Despite the high losses from 2017 the reinsurance market is still soft, James KENT, Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Willis Re stated at a press briefing in Monte Carlo.