STATISTICS: LATVIA: Local insurers posted EUR 9.33 million in nine-month profit
Latvian insurance companies generated EUR 9.33 million in aggregate 3Q2018 profit, down by 28.5% y-o-y from EUR 13.05 million a year ago, the quarterly figures published by FKTK (Financial and Capital Market Commission) showed.
BMW, Audi and Toyota the most popular brands among the car thieves in Latvia
BMW, Audi and Toyota are the brands most targeted by the car thieves in Latvia, as well as seven to 12 years old automobiles, a representative of BALTA Insurance - member of the PZU Group, stated for the LETA news agency.
SEB to merge its three Baltic life units
SEB - one of the largest life insurers in Baltic region announced is planning to merge its units in the Baltic States, "into one legal entity to further improve our operational efficiency and deliver improved customer services. The merger will not affect our services to the customers".
STATISTICS: LATVIA, 1H2018: aggregate profit of EUR 7.23 million, about EUR 2 million less y-o-y
The Latvian insurance market totaled EUR 386 million at the end of June 2018, with an 18% increase y-o-y. At the same time, insurance companies paid EUR 200 million in claims (12% more y-o-y).
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).
ON THE MOVE
AON appoints Lambros LAMBROU as global CEO of Commercial Risk Solutions
Global re/insurance broker AON has named veteran AON leader, Lambros LAMBROU as Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Commercial Risk Solutions division.
Peter CLARKE named VP & COO of FAIRFAX
FAIRFAX Financial Holdings Limited announced that Peter CLARKE has been appointed Vice President (VP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FAIRFAX, reporting to FAIRFAX President, Paul RIVETT.
ERGO Group appoints a Polish manager
Adam ROMAN, board member of Ergo Hestia (Poland), will hold the position of Head of Global P&C of the ERGO group, effective 1 March. His tasks will include supervision over property insurance of the group in the areas of underwriting, actuarial and pricing, as well as reinsurance.
Jad ARISS appointed Secretary General of The Geneva Association
Jad ARISS, currently Group Head of Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility with AXA, has been appointed Secretary General of The Geneva Association, effective 1 March 2019.
TURKMENISTAN: new General Director of the State insurance organization appointed
Guvanch NURMUKHAMMEDOV has been appointed as the new General Director of the State insurance organization, the single insurance institute of Turkmenistan, as the State information agency of Turkmenistan wrote.
Inclusive Insurance - a creative solution to narrow the protection gap in the emerging markets of the Southeastern Europe
Insurance should be accessible to all social classes, regardless of their wealth & income status. Products offered today are conventional insurance products, largely inspired from the developed markets as "one-size-fits-all" solutions, affordable to only middle- and high-income clients in the Eastern Europe's emerging & developing markets. Inclusive insurance's goal is making insurance available to all, with responsible insurance offers, thus making up for a solution to narrow the insurance coverage gap in the region.
Latest trends and challenges in the property and motor insurance lines under scrutiny, in Vienna
Property and motor insurance lines are providing for about 75% of the non-life insurance business in the CEE region, but are responsible for over 77% of the claims expenses. As such, although other classes of risks are emerging, for the time being and most probably for a rather long period ahead, property and motor insurance lines will continue to be at the heart of CEE's insurance market architecture.
FIAR 2019: Register before 28 February and save EUR 400 of the attendance fee
To the satisfaction of its traditional guests, FIAR returns in 2019 to its historical hometown, Sinaia. The forthcoming edition will benefit from the comfort and professional facilities of a new venue, the Conference Center of the International Hotel ****, located in the heart of the beautiful mountain resort. Registration is opened at a significantly discounted early bird rate until 28 February.