News - Re/Insurance groups

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

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".

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.

Peter SKVARCA joins the management board of Sava Re

On 19 December 2019, the supervisory board of Sava Re d.d. received the statement of Srecko CEBRON on his early termination of tenure on the Sava Re management board and accepted his proposal for the consensual termination of his employment contract as a management board member as of 31 May 2020.

ACHMEA announced changes in Supervisory Board

At the end of 2019, Dutch insurance group ACMEA announced the shareholders approved the appointment of Lex KLOOSTERMAN as a member of ACHMEA's Supervisory Board, while Bianca TETTEROO has been appointed as vice-chair of the Executive Board with effect from 1 January 2020.

AIG Board elected ZAFFINO as President

At the end of 2019, American International Group announced that Peter ZAFFINO has been named President of AIG, effective January 1, 2020. At the same time he will continue to serve as Global Chief Operating Officer of AIG and Chief Executive Officer of General Insurance.

AVIVA named CULMER as Senior Independent Director

AVIVA has appointed George CULMER as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 January 2020. He succeeds Glyn BARKER, who retired from the Board and as Senior Independent Director on 31 December 2019.

Frans van der ENT to stand down as chairman of ACHMEA Pension & Life

Frans van der Ent will stand down as chairman of ACHMEA's Pension & Life division early in 2020, as the Dutch financial group announced in mid-December 2019, "reducing the size of its board in line with our service-book strategy. It has been agreed that Mr Van der ENT will continue his career outside ACHMEA".

GUY CARPENTER named new CEO for the Benelux region

At the end of December, MMC's (Marsh & McLennan Companies ) reinsurance brokerage arm - GUY CARPENTER announced the appointment of Patrick SCHEPENS as CEO of the Benelux region, effective April 2020. Patrick SCHEPENS succeeds Bruno Bogaerts who will continue as CEO until he joins the company, and will continue as Chairman of the Benelux region.

Triglav Group aims for higher premiums and profit in 2020

In 2020, Triglav Group expects to increase its consolidated written gross premium to around EUR 1.2 billion (2019 plan: around EUR 1.1 billion) and profit before tax to EUR 95-105 million (2019 plan: EUR 90-100 million), while keeping a combined ratio below 95%.