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%).
HOWDEN to acquire majority stake in Turkish broker ACP
HOWDEN, part of HYPERION Insurance Group, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Turkey largest independent re/insurance broker ACP from private equity fund MEDITERRA CAPITAL and existing management shareholders.
TALANX to acquire non-life insurer in Turkey
German insurer TALANX annoucend it has agreed to acquire 99.4% of the shares in LIBERTY Sigorta - the Turkish non-life subsidiary of US-based LIBERTY MUTUAL Group.
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