MACEDONIA: Stopanska banka AD began a bancassurance project in collaboration with two large insurance companies from Macedonia
Stopanska Banka has become one of the largest insurance distribution channels in Macedonia, by starting - in the year that marked its 75th annyversary, a partnership with two important life insurers from the local market: CROATIA Insurance and UNIQA.
STATISTICS: Macedonia, 3Q2018: Local insurance market expanded to EUR 120 million
Macedonian insurers nine-months 2018 aggregate GWP amounted MKD 7.4 billion (~EUR 120 million), 8.9% more y-o-y, according to the market figures provided by the Insurance Supervision Agency of Macedonia.
STATISTICS: MACEDONIA, 2008-2017 timeline: life insurance premiums quadrupled, reaching a 16% portfolio share
The Macedonian insurance market recorded a constant ascendant trend during the last decade, with GWP increasing between 2008 and 2017 by about 40%. Yet, as the life insurance sector gained more relevance in the recent years, its contribution to the market growth became more visible.
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.
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.