SLOVENIA: The new insurance distribution law is officially in force since 31 January 2019
The National Assembly has officially transposed the European directive of insurance distribution in the national law at 31 January 2019. This initiative has come in the context where most European countries have already adopted the directive in their own law system.
STATISTICS: SLOVENIA timeline 2008 - 2017: steady and smooth transition year over year
The Slovenian insurance market maintained steady between 2008-2017, the difference from the first year to the last one being summed up in a small growth, in both written premiums and paid indemnities. In this period, the Slovenian insurance sector kept a smooth transition year over year, with no sudden changes in any of the main business lines, reflecting a good stability and steadiness.
Adriatic Slovenica's takeover by Generali greenlighted by the EC
The European Commission has greenlighted the takeover of insurer Adriatic Slovenia by Generali CEE, an affiliate of Italy's Generali Group, the world's third largest insurer, STA reports. According to the Commission, the deal does not affect the competition on the relevant markets.
STATISTICS: SLOVENIA, 3Q2018: Top 5 insurers account together for more than three quarters of the market GWP
Slovenian insurers reported for 3Q2018 GWP worth EUR 1.78 billion, by 6.6% up y-o-y. Paid claims have increased by 4.8%, to EUR 1.15 billion. Life insurance, in particular the UL products line, have seen the highest growth rates.
TRIGLAV Group, 3Q2018: annual profit guidance confirmed following the positive trend recorded in the first nine months
In 3Q2018, the Slovene TRIGLAV Group posted a profit before tax of EUR 69.9 million, 8% more y-o-y, mostly thanks to the profitable underwriting. Considering the business conditions anticipated until the year end, the Group confirms its annual profit guidance.
TRIGLAV to become the sole owner of Skupna pokojninska druzba's
Zavarovalnica TRIGLAV, the parent company of the TRIGLAV Group announced it signed an agreement with Nova Ljubljanska banka - NLB - to purchase the remaining 28.1% equity stake of pension insurer Skupna pokojninska druzba, thereby becoming its 100% owner.
COFACE announces the signing of an agreement to acquire PKZ, a credit insurance subsidiary of SID Bank
Coface announced it has signed a binding agreement with the Slovenian public SID Bank, to acquire 100% of PKZ capital, a credit insurance subsidiary of SID Bank.
STATISTICS: SLOVENIA, 1H2018: extreme weather events' bill pushed up the market's claims expenses by 6.7%
The Slovenian insurance market saw a 6% y-o-y growth in GWP in 1H2018, to EUR 1.24 billion. The non-life insurance segment had the largest contribution to the market growth, but also to the 6.7% growth recorded on the paid claims side.
Sava Re Group Solvency and financial condition report 2017
Sava Re has released the Sava Re Group Solvency and financial condition report 2017, as approved by the management board of Sava Re, with the consent of the Company's supervisory board.
CROATIA Osiguranje's ownership increase in SAVA Re - the saga continues
AZN- the Slovenian insurance supervisory body has denied once again allowing Croatian leading insurer CROATIA Osiguranje to increase its ownership in the Sava Re's group parent company, Pozavarovalnica SAVA, to 20% or more, SeeNews reports.
ON THE MOVE
AON appoints Lambros LAMBROU as global CEO of Commercial Risk Solutions
Global re/insurance broker AON has named veteran AON leader, Lambros LAMBROU as Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Commercial Risk Solutions division.
Peter CLARKE named VP & COO of FAIRFAX
FAIRFAX Financial Holdings Limited announced that Peter CLARKE has been appointed Vice President (VP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FAIRFAX, reporting to FAIRFAX President, Paul RIVETT.
ERGO Group appoints a Polish manager
Adam ROMAN, board member of Ergo Hestia (Poland), will hold the position of Head of Global P&C of the ERGO group, effective 1 March. His tasks will include supervision over property insurance of the group in the areas of underwriting, actuarial and pricing, as well as reinsurance.
Jad ARISS appointed Secretary General of The Geneva Association
Jad ARISS, currently Group Head of Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility with AXA, has been appointed Secretary General of The Geneva Association, effective 1 March 2019.
TURKMENISTAN: new General Director of the State insurance organization appointed
Guvanch NURMUKHAMMEDOV has been appointed as the new General Director of the State insurance organization, the single insurance institute of Turkmenistan, as the State information agency of Turkmenistan wrote.
Inclusive Insurance - a creative solution to narrow the protection gap in the emerging markets of the Southeastern Europe
Insurance should be accessible to all social classes, regardless of their wealth & income status. Products offered today are conventional insurance products, largely inspired from the developed markets as "one-size-fits-all" solutions, affordable to only middle- and high-income clients in the Eastern Europe's emerging & developing markets. Inclusive insurance's goal is making insurance available to all, with responsible insurance offers, thus making up for a solution to narrow the insurance coverage gap in the region.
Latest trends and challenges in the property and motor insurance lines under scrutiny, in Vienna
Property and motor insurance lines are providing for about 75% of the non-life insurance business in the CEE region, but are responsible for over 77% of the claims expenses. As such, although other classes of risks are emerging, for the time being and most probably for a rather long period ahead, property and motor insurance lines will continue to be at the heart of CEE's insurance market architecture.
FIAR 2019: Register before 28 February and save EUR 400 of the attendance fee
To the satisfaction of its traditional guests, FIAR returns in 2019 to its historical hometown, Sinaia. The forthcoming edition will benefit from the comfort and professional facilities of a new venue, the Conference Center of the International Hotel ****, located in the heart of the beautiful mountain resort. Registration is opened at a significantly discounted early bird rate until 28 February.