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.
STATISTICS: SLOVENIA 1Q2018: positive trend in underwriting and new entries in the top segment of the market
Slovenian insurers ended 1Q2018 with total GWP worth EUR 643 million, 5.85% up y-o-y. On the paid claims side, the total market expenses wet up by 10.2%, to EUR 411.7 million, driven by the higher compensations paid for Motor Hull and property insurance.
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Guy Carpenter announces new division and senior appointments designed to deliver enhanced client value
Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, announced the formation of a new Global Capital Solutions Group and a series of new leadership appointments related to the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT) acquisition.
MMC names new MERCER CEO and MMC Vice Chairman
Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) announced key leadership changes appointing new MERCER CEO and MMC Vice Chairman "to further its growth strategy".
ALLIANZ announced three executives appointments
German insurance Group ALLIANZ announced three senior leadership appointments at ALLIANZ DIGITAL Health, ALLIANZ Private Krankenversicherung and Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE.
Thomas MOTAMED elected to AIG BoD
The Board of Directors of American International Group elected Thomas Firouz MOTAMED as a Director, effective immediately.
Bozidar Ljubisavljevic to lead Marine Specialty for Howden Turkey, the Middle East & Africa
Howden, part of Hyperion Insurance Group, announced the appointment of Bozidar LJUBISAVLJEVIC as Regional Marine Practice leader for the Howden Turkey, the Middle East and Africa region (TMEA). He will be based in Dubai.
Inclusive insurance on the agenda of the second CEE & SEE - Regional Actuarial Insurance Conference in Skopje, Macedonia
Insurance should be accessible to all social classes, regardless of their wealth and 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. The low insurance penetration rates across the region show the need for another approach.
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.