TURKEY: Authorities extended the ceiling on MTPL premiums for another year
The Turkish Ministry of Treasury and Finance has extended for another year the ceiling on MTPL tarrifs.
STATISTICS: TURKEY, 3Q2018: double digit growth/decrease rates depending on the currency of denomination
The Turkish insurance market ended 3Q2018 with GWP worth TRY 39.5 billion, 18.16% up y-o-y. Yet, the dramatic depreciation of the Turkish Lira against Euro has affected once again the market results denominated in European currency, translating them in a double digit negative change.
TURKEY: reinsurance pool to be formed under the New Economic Plan; employees' participation in the private pensions system mandatory for three years
Turkey's insurance market will see soon a new reinsurance pool being formed, according to the provisions of the New Economic Plan (YEP) aiming to ease access of the so called "risky enterprises" to insurance programs.
STATISTICS: TURKEY, 1H2018: Insurance industry increased by one fifth to EUR 5.2 billion
The preliminary half-year market figures published by the local insurance association (TSB) shows the insurance sector in Turkey generated total premiums of TRY 27.87 billion (EUR 5.24 billion), an increase of 20.5% y-o-y. After considering inflation, real growth in the sector was 4.4%.
TURKEY: BUPA to enter the local health insurance market through ACIBADEM Sigorta acquisition
BUPA, the international healthcare company, announced that it has agreed to acquire Turkey's second largest health insurer, ACIBADEM Sigorta, subject to regulatory approvals.
TURKEY: MILLIMAN continues global expansion, setting up a new office in Istanbul
MILLIMAN, a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, has announced that it is expanding to Istanbul amidst growing demand for MILLIMAN's consulting services in the region.
STATISTICS: Turkey 1Q2018: the insurance sector continued its impressive growth
The quarterly figures from the Turkey Insurance Association revealed that the local insurance market reached TRY 14.6 billion (EUR 3 billion) at the end of March 2018, up by 17.6% y-o-y.
Turkey: BMS to expand its ops with local counterpart
The independent re/insurance broker BMS Group Limited (BMS) said it has entered into a tied representative agreement with Turkish specialist re/insurance broker RONESANS Reasurans ve Sigorta Brokerlik A.S. (RONESANS).
A Turkish operational leasing firm acquired MAGDEBURGER Sigorta
Turkish operational leasing company BORLEASE Otomotiv acquired MAGDEBURGER Sigorta, a non-life small insurer owned by two local units of German group ALLIANZ: the non-life unit ALLIANZ Sigorta (80%) and the life and pension company ALLIANZ Yasam ve Emeklilik (20%).
STATISTICS: TURKEY, FY2017: MTPL experienced a technical loss of about EUR 120 million
Total insurance premiums in Turkey reached TRY 46.5 billion (EUR 10.3 billion) in 2017, 15% up y-o-y, according to data from the Turkey Insurance Association (TSB). Due the depreciation of Turkish lira against Euro by about 20%, the nominal change in European currency was negative (-5.5%).
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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.