News - Re/Insurance groups


Swiss Re to stop the ReAssure's IPO due to market conditions

Swiss Re announced the suspension of its previously communicated plans for an initial public offering (IPO) of ReAssure. "This action is in response to the heightened caution and weaker underlying demand in the UK primary market from large institutional investors", as the global reinsurer mentioned in a statement.


ZURICH appoints Alison MARTIN as CEO EMEA and Bank Distribution

ZURICH Insurance Group has appointed Alison MARTIN to the role of Chief Executive Officer Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Bank Distribution with immediate effect. She succeeds Amanda BLANC who recently left the business (more details here). The appointment is subject to regulatory approval.




ZURICH's head of EMEA Amanda BLANC resigns

ZURICH Insurance Group announced that Amanda BLANC, CEO EMEA and Bank Distribution and a Member of the Group's Executive Committee, has tendered her resignation.

Zurich signs up to UN pledge to limit global climate change

In June 2019, Zurich announced actions towards reducing climate change, by expanding existing thermal coal policy, committing to utilize 100% renewable power until 2022 and signing Business Ambition for 1.5 degrees Celsius Pledge.

Trust Re reaffirms its commitment to the market

Trust Re, the regional reinsurance company headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain since 1989, announced that The Company is satisfied with its 30-year growth and remains committed to fulfilling all its obligations.

VIG listed in VONIX sustainability index

The Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) has been included again in Austria's VONIX sustainability index for the 2019/20 period. The listing was officially announced at the end of June 2019.


LLOYD's announced new appointments for the EMEA region

LLOYD's, the world's insurance and reinsurance market, announced the appointment of Mark COOPER for the newly created role of Head of Market Development for the European market, and Amit KHILOSIA as the new Regional Head, Africa.

Banco Santander to acquire 60% stake in ALLIANZ Popular SL

ALLIANZ Group and Banco Santander settled an agreement for Banco Santander to buy a 60% stake in Allianz Popular SL, and terminate the exclusive non-life distribution agreement with ALLIANZ's operating entity in Spain.



AXA XL appoints ex AIG executive as CUO

AXA XL, the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA, has named Robert KLEPPER as Chief Underwriting Officer -- Short Tail Insurance Lines, reporting to Jason HARRIS, Chief Executive, Global Property & Casualty Insurance.

GENERALI completed acquisition of Union Investment TFI S.A. in Poland

GENERALI finalized the completion of the transaction with German Group Union Asset Management Holding AG to acquire Union Investment TFI S.A. in Poland. GENERALI has received the required approvals from all relevant regulatory bodies and competition authorities.

New members elected in the Geneva Association's Board

The Geneva Association, the global organization of insurance and reinsurance CEOs, has announced the election of four new Board members. The association's Board refreshment follows to the appointment, in February, of Jad ARISS as Secretary General.