The Romanian MTPL insurance market has continued its ascending trend in the last quarter of the last year, reaching GWP of RON 4.03 billion for the full year of 2016. The number of MTPL contracts went up to 4.98 million, in annual units, 5% more y-o-y, according to the Romanian FSA data.
Misu NEGRITOIU, President of the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF), met last week in Vienna representatives of the Insurers' Association of Austria (VVO), the meeting focusing on the latest developments on the insurance markets in the two countries, as well as specific aspects related to the MTPL business line or Austria's experience in managing the high-risk insured persons.
Corporate insurer CertAsig, which has over a decade of experience in insuring corporate clients in a wide range of diverse fields, in Romania and several other CEE countries, identifies 3 types of specialised insurance products that companies in Romania will discover in 2017.
The European Commission pointed out in the most recent Country Report that the Romanian Government decision regarding the maximum tariffs for the mandatory car insurance premiums (MTPL) is not in line with the EU legislation, including the provisions of the Solvency II Directive.
This year, RECREX continues to focus on the development of its two main operational segments: fraud detection and claims buffering, Daniela BADALUTA, President of the company, explained in an interview for XPRIMM Publications.
"RECREX operates on one of the insurance market niches: we do not sell insurance, we are a loss adjuster. I believe loss adjusting is one of the most important aspects in this field, because managing claims is a key aspect for achieving success on the insurance market", Daniela BADALUTA, President, RECREX, explained in an interview for XPRIMM Publications.
After a stormy 2016, the Romanian MTPL market is prepared to sit on solid foundations in 2017, with sound operators and a more coherent structure, said yesterday Misu NEGRITOIU, the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority head speaking at a market forecast meeting.
EUROINS Romania, part of Bulgarian EUROINS Insurance Group (EIG), has reached an agreement to acquire the non-life insurance portfolio of ATE Insurance Romania, a subsidiary of PIRAEUS Bank - a leading banking institution in Greece. The deal was signed on January 19th, 2017. "The deal is subject to customary regulatory approvals", the EIG representative pointed out in a press release.
Bulgarian-based EUROINS Insurance Group (EIG) reported preliminary GWP
of EUR 268 million during 2016, 16% more y-o-y, according to a press
release published by its owner, the financial holding EUROHOLD.
The Romanian insurance market ended the first three quarters of 2016 with GWP amounting to EUR 1.53 billion, 10.6% up y-o-y, supported by the significant increase in the MTPL prices recorded in the first part of the year.
"Protection of consumers, investors and policyholders is the top priority for each European Supervisory Authority," pointed out Gabriel BERNARDINO, Chairman of EIOPA and of the Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, ESMA, EIOPA- ESAs) on the occasion of the Steering Committee of the EU - U.S. Insurance Project hosted in Frankfurt on 19 October, a Public Forum to address the challenges of increased globalization of the insurance market and to define the areas of work for the coming year.
Original risk is the only real, genuine way to grow the global insurance
and reinsurance industry, according to Tom JOHANSMEYER, ARM AVP - PCS
Strategy and Development, Verisk Insurance Solutions.
Climate change and natural catastrophes were among the main aspects debated during the 13th edition of ICAR - The International CAtastrophic Risks Forum. The international event, which was organized on October 11, 2016, in Bucharest, Romania, gathered professionals from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, as well as Romania, who talked about the management of Nat Cat risks in the current context.
The Romanian insurance market saw a 9.75% increase in GWP (10.93% in national currency), one of highest dynamics recorded in the last years. Yet, it is worth noting that the positive result is not as much as a result of the Romanian economic growth, but of the complex changes undergone by the MTPL segment.
The Romanian Insurance Association (UNSAR) has elected Adrian MARIN, CEO of GENERALI Romania as President for a three-year period, replacing Remi VRIGNAUD, the former general manager of ALLIANZ-TIRIAC who headed the insurers' professional body in the last four years.
ASF - The Financial Supervisory Authority in Romania has developed three indicators that allows it to determine, after analyzing the petitions registered at ASF, the compliance degree of the conduct of the supervised entities.
As MTPL, the most important insurance line in Romania, will be heavily
influenced by the recent regulatory changes, for the VIENNA insurance
Group (VIG), Romania remains a core market, among the top 5 within the
group, said Roland GROLL, Member of the VIENNA Insurance Group Board, at
a press conference organized in Bucharest. "Looking at the overall
picture in Romania, from an economic point of view, it is extremely
positive, especially if we compare it with other core markets. There are
not many European countries which have such favorable environment", he
, Managing Director, Retrocessions & Capital Markets, Hannover Re will explain the main aspects of the Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS)
use in relation to the Nat Cat risks insurance at the forthcoming edition of the ICAR 2016 - International Catastrophic Risks Forum
The Romanian government recently passed a law that will bring substantial changes to the local MTPL legal framework. It is the first law that was issued specifically for the MTPL sector, which was governed, until now, by the secondary legislation issued by the Financial Supervisory Authority.
ICAR's 2016 edition lines up an exquisite team of speakers who will share their views on the Nat Cat current issues in Bucharest, on October 11th. The effects of the climate change, the available solutions for mitigating the Nat Cat losses and provide for a sustainable growth of the agricultural insurance, as well as the newest strategies for claims handling in the property field insurance and the main issued of the Forum's agenda.