STATISTICS: SERBIA, 1H2018: almost 10% growth, driven by the MTPL and fire insurance lines
The Serbian insurance marked ended the first half year with GWP worth RSD 52.18 billion (EUR 442 million), 6,8% up y-o-y. Due to the modest appreciation of the Serbian Dinar against Euro, the market results denominated in European currency show a higher growth rate, of 9.35%.
A.M. Best assigns credit ratings to Dunav Re Company a.d.o. Belgrade
A.M. Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of B (Fair) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "bb+" to Dunav Re Company a.d.o. Belgrade (Dunav Re) (Serbia), a subsidiary of Dunav Insurance Company j.s.c. Belgrade. (Dunav), a multi-line insurer operating in Serbia.
STATISTICS: SERBIA 1Q2018: Top 3 insurers accounted for almost two thirds of total market
The Serbian insurance market experienced a 2.4% y-o-y increase in Q1 GWP to RSD 24.7 billion (EUR 208 million), according to the NBS's (National Bank of Serbia) quarterly figures.
STATISTICS: SERBIA, FY2017: positive trend in business; changes in preparation of the regulatory side
Serbian insurance market ended 2017 with FWP worth EUR 785.8 million, 8.8% up y-o-y, a result supported in part also by the Serbian Dinar appreciation against the European currency. In local currency, the GWP growth was of only 4.4%. Most of the market growth came from the non-life insurance side, which saw a 11% increase in premiums, thus raising its weight in the market portfolio by about 1.5 percentage points.
SAVA Re acquires Serbian insurer ENERGOPROJEKT GARANT
Slovenian re/insurance group SAVA Re has acquired a 92.94% stake in Belgrade-based ENERGOPROJEKT GARANT, a small Serbian insurer specialising in construction and liability insurance.
Agroinsurance Conference: focus on the technical aspects of agroinsurance against drought and livestock disease
The "Agricultural Insurance, Reinsurance and Brokerage in the CIS, Europe and Asia" Conference will discuss the technical aspects and characteristic features of drought and livestock disease insurance programs. Representatives of Munich Re and TARSIM will share their own first-hand experience in drought crop insurance.
STATISTICS: SERBIA, 3Q2017: Motor insurance lines provided for almost half of the market growth in absolute terms
Serbian insurers' 3Q results show a 6.3% y-o-y increase in GWP (in local currency), to RSD 70.9 billion (EUR 594.1 million), almost half of the additional GWP volume being provided by the motor insurance lines.
STATISTICS: SERBIA, 1H2017: Positive trend and a stable porfolio structure
Serbian insurers ended 1H2017 with GWP up by 10.3% y-o-y, to EUR 404.2 million, a growth rate slightly helped by the local currency's appreciation. Denominated in Serbian Dinars, the market results show an 8.12% increase in premiums.
Serbia: Merger of Wiener Stadtische Osiguranje and the AXA companies successfully concluded
The merger between the Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) company Wiener Stadtische Osiguranje and the two AXA companies that were acquired in the previous year was concluded in August 2017.
STATISTICS: SERBIA's insurers posted double digit increase in Q1 GWP
The GWP value of Serbian insurers totaled RSD 24.1 billion (EUR 195 million) in the first quarter of 2017, a 10% increase y-o-y, according to the National Bank of Serbia's (NBS) most recent report on the sector.
ON THE MOVE
Andrej SLAPAR reappointed the President of the Management Board of Zavarovalnica TRIGLAV for another five years term
The Supervisory Board of Zavarovalnica TRIGLAV reappointed the President of the Management Board of Zavarovalnica TRIGLAV Andrej SLAPAR for a new five-year term of office and approved the proposal submitted by the President of the Management Board, reappointing Uros IVANC and Tadej COROLI as Members of the Management Board.
IGI appoints its first Chief Technology Officer
International General Insurance Holdings Limited (IGI), the international specialist commercial insurer and reinsurer, has announced the appointment of Nasser ZAGHA to the newly-created role of Chief Technology Officer.
BEAZLEY's CUO to join Lloyd's of London Board in February 2019
Lloyd's, the specialist insurance and reinsurance market announced that Neil MAIDMENT has been appointed as an independent non-executive of the Lloyd's Board with effect from February 2019.
The "Croatian Insurance Days" took place in Opatija, Croatia
The most important annual meeting of the Croatian insurers, the "Croatian Insurance Days", took place in Opatija, Croatia, on 7 - 9 November.
Reducing the risks in agriculture by using insurance means, discussed in Skopje
On November 1st, an Agricultural insurance conference took place in Skopje, Macedonia, organized by the Insurance Supervision Agency in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy. Drawing attention to the necessity of reducing the risks in agriculture by using insurance was the event's main purpose.
IIF 2018 - Insurance in a DIGITAL WORLD
Emmanuel DJENGUE, Innovation Director, Europe - RGAX, Spain is the Keynote Speaker at IIF 2018 - Insurance in a DIGITAL WORLD Conference in Bucharest, on November 27.
VIDEO: MUNICH Re: We have the duty to find solutions for cyber risks, which are a threat at the global level
Becoming a growing threat globally, cyber risks is both a challenge and an opportunity for the insurance industry. MUNICH Re's representatives talked to XPRIMM TV in Baden Baden, about the different approach to this type of risk that the Group, as one of the most active players on the cyber market solutions, proposes.
Willis Towers Watson: reinsurance products backed by 'alternative' capital have become mainstream
End investors, Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) funds, and buyers - the three groups active in ILS - have predominantly weathered 2017 loss activity with a view that reinsurance products backed by 'alternative' capital have become mainstream, according to a new Global ILS Market Survey by Willis Towers Watson.
Swiss Re expects the reinsurance industry to further consolidate
Swiss Re expects the global reinsurance industry to consolidate as the distinction between insurers and reinsurers become increasingly blurred, an executive from the Swiss Group said in Baden Baden, reports Reuters.
NASH, Guy Carpenter: The current pressure on returns is a stimulus for consolidation
Current market conditions are putting increasing pressure on returns with some companies viewing consolidation as a potential solution, James NASH, CEO of International at Guy Carpenter said in his opening remarks at the Baden-Baden 2018 Reinsurance Meeting hosted by the global risk and reinsurance specialist.
Hannover Re expects modestly higher premiums and stable conditions for its German business
E+S Ruckversicherung AG, the Hannover Re Group's unit handling German business, continues to expect a positive premium development in the German market for the January 2019 renewals, albeit at a somewhat more diminished pace than in 2018.
November Business Meetings (NBM) for Reinsurers
21-22 November 2018
"Novaya Ploschad" Business Center, Moscow, Russia
Organizer: The All-Russian Insurance Association (ARIA)
Media Partner: XPRIMM Publications
For details: ins-df.com
5 - 6 December 2018
Excel London, UK
Media Partner: XPRIMM Publications
For details: fintechconnect.com
IFRS 9 After Implementation In-House Training
Date, venue & schedule - chosen by the applicants
Organizer: GLC Europe
Media Partner: XPRIMM Publications
For details: glceurope.com