POLAND: UFG published its annual rankings of insurer data quality
The Insurance Guarantee Fund of Poland (UFG) published its 8th annual review of data quality provided by insurance companies. According to UFG's ratings, PZU, TUW TUW, Link4, Compensa and Allianz were the top 5 insurers in 2018.
POLAND: MAK Group and STBU brokers merge creating the first broker with over PLN 1 billion mediated premiums
The management boards of the MAK Group and STBU announced the two brokers will merge, creating the biggest player in the intermediation segment. In 2018, the aggregated volume of intermediated premiums exceeded PLN 1 billion, a historical record.
Arkadiusz GESICKI, appointed managing Director for Business Development at PZU
Arkadiusz GESICKI was appointed managing Director for Business Development at PZU, responsible for the Strategy and Design Office and the Business Development Office.
POLAND: platform for identifying insurance fraud launched by the Insurance Guarantee Fund
Aiming to help all market participants in revealing and preventing insurance fraud, the Polish Insurance Guarantee Fund (UFG) has launched a dedicated platform using advanced technologies.
POLAND, 3Q2018: Bancassurance arrangements provided for 12.6% of the market GWP
The Polish bancassurance distribution channel provided for 12.6% of the total premium production of the local market in 3Q2018, i.e. for a GWP volume of PLN 5.8 billion.
Poland: the financial markets' supervisory body reorganized as state legal entity
On 1 January 2019, further provisions of the Act of 9 November 2018 amending certain acts in connection with the strengthening of supervision over the financial market and investor protection on the Polish market entered into force.
STATISTICS: POLAND, 3Q2018: the decreasing popularity of the UL life insurance products pulled down the market
Polish insurers have collected premiums worth EUR 10.84 billion, which is about 1.2% more y-o-y, and paid claims totaling EUR 6.87 billion, most damages and liquidated damages being related to motor insurance.
STATISTICS: POLAND, 2008-2017 timeline: motor lines took over the trendsetter role after 2015
As the XPRIMM 10 years GWP timeline for Poland shows, the local insurance market needed about 10 years to regain and exceed its pre-crisis level: GWP of EUR 14.95 billion in 2017 vs. EUR 14.2 billion in 2008.
POLAND: insurance brokers have mediated GWP of EUR 1.7 billion in 2017
The total number of insurance brokers licensed in Poland at the end of 2017 was of 1,416. Throughout the year, 34 deletions from the register of insurance brokers were made, a Polish Financial Supervision Authority's Report on the condition of the brokerage market in 2017 shows.
Jacek JASTRZEBSKI is the new Chairman of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority
KNF- the Polish Financial Supervision Authority has announced the appointment of Jacek JASTRZEBSKI as Chairman of the market regulator, replacing Marek CHRZANOWSKI who resigned amid corruption allegations.
ON THE MOVE
GENERALI Group results for year 2018
In 2018, GENERALI Group operating result reached EUR 4,857 million (+3.0%), with a net profit of EUR 2,309 mil. (+9.4%). The total gross written premiums (GWP) of the Group amounted EUR 66,691 mil. (+4.9%).
Mark HILES left MARSH to join WTW's CEEMEA management team
Willis Towers Watson one of the largest re/insurance broker in the world announced it named Mark HILES as Head of Power and Utilities for the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) region.
MetLife announced leadership changes as part of CEO transition
MetLife announced a series of changes to its senior leadership ranks in connection with its CEO transition, all of which are effective May 1, 2019. In January 2019, the BoD announced that Michel KHALAF, President, U.S. Business and EMEA, will become MetLife's President, CEO and Member of the Board effective May 1, replacing Steven KANDARIAN, who is retiring.
LLOYD's named Hayley SPINK as Head of Global Operations
LLOYD's aanounced the appointment of Hayley SPINK as Head of Global Operations. She takes over from Joe DAINTY, who leaves LLOYD's in March to join DXC.
HANNOVER RE launches an insurtech innovation platform
Germany-based Hannover Re launched a platform designed to bring the insurance companies and insurtech innovators closer. Through the "hr | equarium" platform, Hannover Re wants to facilitate the connection between supply and the demand for insurtech solutions, taking advantage of its worldwide spread.
Conclusions: TBILISI - the first Georgian International Insurance Conference
Today takes place in Tbilisi the first Georgian International Insurance Conference, an event that will put under scrutiny the current status and the future development perspectives of the local market, in an attempt of identifying the main growth opportunities. The forthcoming launch of the mandatory MTPL system is the most important topic on the agenda, as this new line of business has the potential to provide for a significant growth, but also to become a market disruptor.
Did you book your seat at one of the key European events dedicated to property and cyber insurance?
Climate risks have always produced high impact events, causing material and human losses that often have remained in collective memory as reference points. On the other hand, cyber risks are just emerging, but they are already demonstrating a potentially catastrophic impact which still needs to be better understood and assessed.
Motor insurance - becoming more financially efficient and consumer friendly
Under the strong pressure put by the technological evolution, the motor insurance business is rapidly changing, both in operational terms and, most visible, in the way insurers are interacting with their customers. Step by step, the insurers' relationship with customers evolves from simply indemnifying insureds for the losses suffered because of road incidents, to helping them prevent incidents and rapidly recover after the accidents that couldn't be avoided.