News - Re/Insurance groups

Profit of HRK 208 million for CO Group at end-June

In the first six months of 2019, CO Group recorded net profit amounting to HRK 208 million (~EUR 27.5 million). At the same time, gross written premium at CO Group level amounted to HRK 1,981 million (~EUR 264 million) and was 1% lower compared to last year. 

Generali, 1H2019: Net profit rose by 34.6%

Generali Group published the consolidated financial report for the first 6 months of 2019. The Group's net profit reached EUR 1.8 billion, 34.6 percent more than the half-year of 2018 profit.

Allianz, 1H2019: operating profit grew by 6.4% y-o-y

Allianz Group operating profit for the first half of 2019 reached EUR 6.1 billion (+6.4%), staying above the mid-point of Allianz full-year target range, the company said. The second quarter operating profit increased as well, reaching EUR 3.2 billion (5.4% more y-o-y).

MMC elects Tamara INGRAM to BoD

Global re/insurance brokerage Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) announced its BoD has elected Tamara INGRAM as director effective July 19, 2019. With Tamara INGRAM's election, the Company's Board will consist of 13 directors.

AXA XL announces key appointments to London Reinsurance team

AXA XL, the property, casualty and specialty risk division of AXA announced three senior appointments to the London Reinsurance team, Megan KEMPE, Nick PASCALL and Conor GAFFNEY. The appointees will be based in London and report to Rob LITTLEMORE, CEO of London Reinsurance.

GENERALI to expand presence in Portugal with EUR 600 million acquisition

The Italian insurer, GENERALI announced the acquisition of a local insurance company and service platform from APOLLO GLOBAL MANAGEMENT. The purchase makes GENERALI the second largest non-life group in the country with a market share of 18.7% and the third largest player in the whole market.

Ales MIRNIK appointed as VIG Re Head of CEE

After five years of service Petr STEPAN decided to pursue new career opportunities outside of VIG Group. He will be succeeded by Ales MIRNIK, who joins VIG Re as the new Head of Central & Eastern Europe department effective 8th of August 2019.

AON names Darren ZEIDEL as General Counsel

AON announced that its Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Darren ZEIDEL as the firm's Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Company Secretary, effective July 12, 2019.

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.