News - Re/Insurance groups

Aon: ARA reinsurers net profit went up by 44% y-o-y

Aon published its half-year ARA (Aon's Reinsurance Aggregate) report on the global reinsurance market. The report shows strong earnings among the top reinsurance companies, driven by premium growth, a small incidence of major losses and improved investment results.

CCR Group, 1H2019: two-digit increase for the international business

France-based CCR Group released its first half of 2019 report. CCR, the public-sector reinsurer, reported a total amount of EUR 929 million written premiums (+3.5% y-o-y), while CCR RE, the global branch of the group, a total premium volume of EUR 441 million (+16% y-o-y).

Sirius Group to form Global Management Committee

Sirius Group announced a generous list of changes in the management structure across the company, a set of "enhancements to unify the global operating structure" and to empower a number of key leaders inside the group.

Julie SWEET appointed as CEO of Accenture

Julie SWEET was assigned the role of Chief Executive Officer of Accenture, joining the company's board of directors. She succeeds David ROWLAND, who was assigned as interim Chief Executive Officer on January 10th.

UNIQA, 1H2019: notable growth in CEE and SEE markets

UNIQA Group announced a "solid" first half of 2019, with a net profit of EUR 105.6 million and a total volume of written premiums (GWP) of EUR 2.8 billion. Health segment saw the highest growth in terms of GWP (+3.4%), while Life insurance shrunk by 4.2% at group level.

VIG, 1H2019: strong growth; Group well on course to reach targets

Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) has reported a 6% y-o-y GWP increase, to EUR 5.4 billion for the first half of the year, while on the profitability side, pre-tax profits went up by 10.5%, to EUR 257 million, for a combined ratio of 96.4%, close to last year's level.

Anette REY joins SCOR as Head Of Group Communications

Anette REY joined SCOR as Head of Group Communications, reporting to the Group Chief Operating Officer, Romain LAUNAY. Based in Paris, she will be responsible for all facets of Group communications, both external and internal.

METLIFE, 2Q2019: net income doubled in the second quarter of 2019

MetLife reported a consolidated net income of USD 1.7 billion in the second quarter of 2019, a twofold increase compared to 2Q 2018 net income of USD 0.85 billion. For 2019 first six-month period, MetLife consolidated net income was USD 3.1 billion (+46% change y-o-y).