News - Insurance

STATISTICS: LATVIA, 3Q2019: Insurers' profits doubled to ~EUR 18 million

The Latvian insurance market totaled EUR 588.70 million at the end of September 2019, or 3.69% more y-o-y, according to data published by the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK). At the same time, the insurance companies paid EUR 384.20 million in claims (28.81% more y-o-y).

MUNICH Re: NatCat events cause overall losses of USD 150 billion in 2019, only one third being covered by insurance

820 natural catastrophes caused overall losses of USD 150 billion in 2019, a portion of only USD 52 billion being insured, below the 2018 figure, as the global reinsurer MUNICH Re informed in a statement: "This was due, among other things, to the high share of flood losses, which are often not insured to the same extent as wind damage in most industrial countries".

GENERALI completed the acquisition of SEGURADORAS UNIDAS and AdvanceCare in Portugal

GENERALI finalized the acquisition in Portugal of 100% of the company SEGURADORAS UNIDAS and the service company AdvanceCare from CALM EAGLE Holdings and CALM EAGLE PARENT Holdings II, entities majority owned by investment funds managed by certain affiliates of APOLLO Global Management, as the Italian insurance group informed in a statement

Didem Ozsoy Dirican appointed CEO of NN Turkey

As of 1 February 2020, Didem Ozsoy DIRICAN, currently Chief Commercial Officer of NN Hayat ve Emeklilik, will be appointed CEO NN Hayat ve Emeklilik on an ad interim basis and subject to regulatory approval.

ROMANIA: Motor combined ratios continue to rise

At the end of the first nine months of 2019, Romanian motor insurance lines' combined ratio continued to follow the uphill road, both Motor Hull and MTPL exceeding once again the 100% threshold of profitability at market level.

Social robots are becoming more mainstream

"Robots can help us become better humans if we programmed them to be good robots", explains David CHEN, CFO, Hanson Robotics, in an interview for DIA.

Austrian DONAU has a new General Manager

As of January 1st, 2020, Judit HAVASI took over the position of General Manager of DONAU Versicherung AG, the fourth largest group company of the Vienna Insurance Group (VIG). At the same time, Wolfgang PETSCHKO joined the board of DONAU, while Mario DIENSTL and Lambert MURI have been appointed to the extended management.