STATISTICS: MACEDONIA,1H2018: improved market profitability, despite higher claims volumes
Macedonian insurers ended 1H2018 with an aggregated GWP volume of EUR 80 million, up 6.7% y-o-y. Most of the market growth came from the non-life insurance segment, namely from MTPL and fire and allied perils insurance lines.
STATISTICS: MACEDONIA, 1Q2018: MTPL provides for 38% of market GWP and generates half of the paid claims volume
Macedonian insurers reported GWP worth EUR 38.4 million, 5.5% up y-o-y in 1Q2018, half of the market growth being owed to the MTPL insurance class and to the life insurance segment, which provided for about 40% of the premiums volume increase.
Macedonia: Memorandum of Cooperation with the Turkish insurance market's authority signed in Skopje
On July 2, a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Macedonian Insurance Supervision Agency and the Regulatory Authority for Insurance Supervision of Turkey was signed in Skopje, by Mr.Klime POPOSKI, President of the Council of Experts (Macedonia) and Ahmet GENK, Vice President (Turkey).
STATISTICS: MACEDONIA, FY2017: More than 57% of concluded contracts are related to motor classes
The Macedonian insurance market totalled MKD 8.99 billion (EUR 146.24 million) at the end of 2017, up by 3.10% y-o-y, according to data published by the local Insurance Supervision Agency.
SAVA Re entered the Macedonian pension market
Slovenian SAVA Re announced it got the approval from the Macedonian Agency for Supervision of Fully Funded Pension Insurance (MAPAS) and the required approvals from other competition authorities for the acquisition of NLB Nov penziski fond AD Skopje.
STATISTICS: Macedonia, 3Q2017: The share of motor classes increased to 54% of total market
Macedonian insurers reported 3Q2017 aggregate GWP of MKD 6.8 billion (EUR 110.6 million), 2.7% more y-o-y, according to the market figures provided by the Insurance Supervision Agency of Macedonia.
STATISTICS: MACEDONIA, 1H2017: Insurance brokers dominate life insurance distribution; direct sales preferred by non-life insurers
Macedonian insurers' GWP increased by 3.13% y-o-y, to MKD 4.62 billion (EUR 74.95 million) in 1H2017, according to the market data provided by the country's insurance supervisory agency.
STATISTICS: MACEDONIA, 1Q2017: Gross written premiums up by 4.68% y-o-y
At the end of March 2017, the Macedonian insurance market totaled about MKD 2.24 billion (EUR 36.37 million), up by 4.68% y-o-y, according to data provided by the local Insurance Supervision Agency.
STATISTICS: GWP of EUR 142 million for MACEDONIAN insurers in 2016
Insurance market of Republic of Macedonia grew by about 5% in 2016 to MKD 8.7 billion (~ EUR 142 million) with a concurrent increase of 7.74% in the number of insurance contracts, according to data provided by the local Insurance Supervision Agency.
STATISTICS: MACEDONIA, 1H2016: Recently launched UL insurance products support the life insurance market's growth
The Macedonian insurance market saw a 4% y-o-y increase in the GWP volume, to EUR 72.7 million. In absolute terms, the life and non-life insurance segments' contribution to the GWP growth was fairly equal. Still, in relation to the size of the two business lines, the growth in life insurance was the most impressive.
ON THE MOVE
Andrej SLAPAR reappointed the President of the Management Board of Zavarovalnica TRIGLAV for another five years term
The Supervisory Board of Zavarovalnica TRIGLAV reappointed the President of the Management Board of Zavarovalnica TRIGLAV Andrej SLAPAR for a new five-year term of office and approved the proposal submitted by the President of the Management Board, reappointing Uros IVANC and Tadej COROLI as Members of the Management Board.
IGI appoints its first Chief Technology Officer
International General Insurance Holdings Limited (IGI), the international specialist commercial insurer and reinsurer, has announced the appointment of Nasser ZAGHA to the newly-created role of Chief Technology Officer.
BEAZLEY's CUO to join Lloyd's of London Board in February 2019
Lloyd's, the specialist insurance and reinsurance market announced that Neil MAIDMENT has been appointed as an independent non-executive of the Lloyd's Board with effect from February 2019.
The "Croatian Insurance Days" took place in Opatija, Croatia
The most important annual meeting of the Croatian insurers, the "Croatian Insurance Days", took place in Opatija, Croatia, on 7 - 9 November.
Reducing the risks in agriculture by using insurance means, discussed in Skopje
On November 1st, an Agricultural insurance conference took place in Skopje, Macedonia, organized by the Insurance Supervision Agency in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy. Drawing attention to the necessity of reducing the risks in agriculture by using insurance was the event's main purpose.
IIF 2018 - Insurance in a DIGITAL WORLD
Emmanuel DJENGUE, Innovation Director, Europe - RGAX, Spain is the Keynote Speaker at IIF 2018 - Insurance in a DIGITAL WORLD Conference in Bucharest, on November 27.
VIDEO: MUNICH Re: We have the duty to find solutions for cyber risks, which are a threat at the global level
Becoming a growing threat globally, cyber risks is both a challenge and an opportunity for the insurance industry. MUNICH Re's representatives talked to XPRIMM TV in Baden Baden, about the different approach to this type of risk that the Group, as one of the most active players on the cyber market solutions, proposes.
Willis Towers Watson: reinsurance products backed by 'alternative' capital have become mainstream
End investors, Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) funds, and buyers - the three groups active in ILS - have predominantly weathered 2017 loss activity with a view that reinsurance products backed by 'alternative' capital have become mainstream, according to a new Global ILS Market Survey by Willis Towers Watson.
Swiss Re expects the reinsurance industry to further consolidate
Swiss Re expects the global reinsurance industry to consolidate as the distinction between insurers and reinsurers become increasingly blurred, an executive from the Swiss Group said in Baden Baden, reports Reuters.
NASH, Guy Carpenter: The current pressure on returns is a stimulus for consolidation
Current market conditions are putting increasing pressure on returns with some companies viewing consolidation as a potential solution, James NASH, CEO of International at Guy Carpenter said in his opening remarks at the Baden-Baden 2018 Reinsurance Meeting hosted by the global risk and reinsurance specialist.
Hannover Re expects modestly higher premiums and stable conditions for its German business
E+S Ruckversicherung AG, the Hannover Re Group's unit handling German business, continues to expect a positive premium development in the German market for the January 2019 renewals, albeit at a somewhat more diminished pace than in 2018.
November Business Meetings (NBM) for Reinsurers
21-22 November 2018
"Novaya Ploschad" Business Center, Moscow, Russia
Organizer: The All-Russian Insurance Association (ARIA)
Media Partner: XPRIMM Publications
For details: ins-df.com
5 - 6 December 2018
Excel London, UK
Media Partner: XPRIMM Publications
For details: fintechconnect.com
IFRS 9 After Implementation In-House Training
Date, venue & schedule - chosen by the applicants
Organizer: GLC Europe
Media Partner: XPRIMM Publications
For details: glceurope.com