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.
Macedonia once again dealing with the natural forces' rage: 5.3 magnitude earthquake in Skopje, on Sunday
Just one month after the severe flooding which hit the country on August 6th, the citizens of the Macedonian capital city, Skopje, have been confronted once again with the natural forces' rage as a 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck on Sunday, fortunately without devastating effects.
Macedonia in need of aid after the severe flooding of August 6th
Macedonia's Ministry of Interior said that at least 21 people have died in flooding that hit the capital, Skopje and its surroundings last week. At least 6 are still missing and it is feared that the death toll could rise further. Police in Macedonia said that over 50 people have been injured in the floods.
STATISTICS: MACEDONIAN insurers' GWP down by 0.2% y-o-y during January-March
Macedonian insurers' gross written premiums decreased by 0.17% on the year to MKD 2.14 billion (EUR 34.75 million) in the first three months of the year, according to the country's insurance supervisory agency.
STATISTICS: MACEDONIA - 2015: Local insurers marked an 8.51% y-o-y growth-rate in GWP
Last year, Macedonian insurers reported an aggregated increase in GWP of 8.51%, according to the preliminary results provided by the Insurance Supervision Agency. The non-life insurance sector dominated the market portfolio and accounted for 86.70% of total GWP - of which about 44.59% was related to Motor TPL policies, 19.82% - property lines and 8.37% - motor hull.
STATISTICS: MACEDONIA, 3Q2015: The number of MTPL contracts rose by 16,616 units
In January-September 2015, Macedonian insurers reported GWP of MKD 6.3 billion (EUR 102 million), 7.8% up y-o-y, as data published by the Insurance Supervision Agency of Macedonia show. As in previous reporting periods, non-life insurance premiums dominated the market portfolio, and accounted for 89% of the aggregate GWP (MKD 5.6 billion.
ON THE MOVE
Industry veteran David LUNDGREN to head InsurTech Pioneer Quantemplate
David LUNDGREN has been appointed CEO and Board Director of Quantemplate, an InsurTech firm which uses machine learning to help re/insurers grow their business through data transformation and analytical insights.
Swiss Re appoints new CFO and proposes new members to the BoD
Swiss Re announced that John DACEY, currently Group Chief Strategy Officer, is appointed Group Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 April 2018. He succeeds to David COLE, who will step down to pursue a non-executive career, while remaining a board member of several Swiss Re subsidiaries.
Piotr OZAREK is the PZU's first Ombudsman
Piotr OZAREK was appointed to perform the newly established function within PZU, as the first client's spokesperson of the insurer. His main task will be of helping in the most difficult and complicated cases in which PZU's clients are not satisfied with the solution.
Desmond BOHAN joins JLT Re as Senior Vice President
JLT Re, part of the global provider of reinsurance broking and consultancy, has appointed Desmond BOHAN as Senior Vice President in Stamford, Connecticut. He will focus on the continued expansion and development of JLT Re's Program practice in North America.
"Insurance and Pensions reloaded" - the 7th EIOPA Annual Conference
The 7th EIOPA Annual Conference takes place today in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. A review of the current supervisory covergence issues and of the prospects of the Pan European Personal Pension Product are on the event's agenda, together with analyzing the ways in which regulation may enable innovation.
NBMR, Moscow: Regulatory changes have challenged the Russian insurance market in 2017
"The Russian insurance market is ending a difficult year," Igor ALEKSEEV, Chairman of the Steering Committee of November Business Meetings of Reinsurers, Deputy Head of the Reinsurance Department, INGOSSTRAKH said today in Moscow.
"IIF2017 - Insurance in the DIGITAL World" Conference took place in Vienna
"IIF2017 - Insurance in the DIGITAL World" conference brought together in Vienna well-known insurance professionals from all over the world who analyzed the latest digital trends in the industry, taking into account the fast digitalization of the financial services providers' world, in particular in the insurance field, which is creating both huge opportunities and strong challenges for the players.
Croatian Insurance Days Live
On 9 November has started in Opatija, Croatia, the 2017 edition of the Croatian Insurance Days Conference, the traditional meeting of the Croatian insurance top professionals with their European peers. XPRIMM Publications are supporting the event as Media Partners.
The 2017 Baden Baden Meeting: Short recap
The Baden-Baden meeting, one of the key events in the reinsurance calendar, has just set the final point of this year's edition. XPRIMM Publications have reported from the meeting's premises. Let's recap!
Baden Baden Headlines 3: CEE insurance markets are attractive for reinsurers
Central and Eastern Europe insurance markets are an important source of business for Lloyds, total premium income from this region increasing by EUR 64 million since 2010, pointed out the Lloyd's representative in a seminar dedicated to CEE insurance markets: "We are seeing strong growth from Czech Rep, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine. At the same time are some contractions from Russia, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary due to challenging trading conditions as political implications and other sanctions".
Baden Baden Headlines 2: cyber insurance market set to grow under regulatory presure; nat cat events more frequent, but losses per event are decreasing
Asian insurance market, especially the Indian market - are considered to be "the new El-Dorado" of the global re/insurance market, with rapidly expanding markets and an dynamic environment: "Indian P&C re/insurance markets are expected to grow at a pace of 15% per annum", according to Victor PEIGNET, CEO, Global P&C, SCOR SE. The French -based reinsurer setted-up its Indian branch in 2016, after the authorisation from the local market authority - IRDAI. India's re/insurance market has become more attractive for global companies following the relaxation of regulatory requirements, and lately, "big names" in the industry entered the market by opening branches: GEN Re, SCOR, Lloyd's of London, MUNICH Re, SWISS Re, Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), HANNOVER Re, XL Catlin and others.
JLT Re: Harvey, Irma and Maria brought a decisive end to a five-year period of below-average global catastrophe losses
"2017 looks set to become the most expensive catastrophe loss year ever for the P&C sector, mostly due to the hyperactive 2017 hurricane season," finds the Viewpoint Report - Winds of change launched yesterday by JLT Re.
5th Insurance Claims & Underwriting Management Asia Summit 2018
6-9 February 2018
Singapore, Rendezvous Hotel Singapore
Organizer: Equip Global Pte Ltd
Media Partner: XPRIMM Publications
More details: equip-global.com
6th Edition Nordic Asset Allocation: Investing in Alternative Asset Classes
7-9 March 2018
Organizer: marcus evans
Media Partner: XPRIMM Publications
For details: marcusevans-conferences-paneuropean.com
European Consumer Protection Conference
22 March 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
4th Annual African Insurance Forum
5-6 April 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa
Media partner: XPRIMM Publications
For details: ins.fextons.com