STATISTICS: TURKEY, FY2018: Insurance posted 17.4 y-o-y growth rate in local currency
The insurance industry in Turkey posted a growth of 17.4% y-o-y in GWP to TRY 54.6 billion (EUR 9 billion) in 2018, according to preliminary data released by the Insurance Association of Turkey (TSB).
TURKEY: The number of registered vehicles increased 2.91% by the end of 2018
According to official statistics published by The Turkish Statistical Institute, at the end of 2018 there were 22,865,921 road motor vehicles registered in Turkish territory, an increase of 646,976 units (a +2.91% change) from 2017.
Bupa completes acquisition of Acıbadem Sigorta, Turkey's second largest health insurer
Bupa, the international healthcare company, announces it has completed the acquisition of Acıbadem Sigorta, Turkey's second largest health insurer.
TURKEY: Insurers' profitability may be maintained despite the current currency crisis
A stagflation scenario is a highly probable in Turkey and the non-life insurance market will be impacted. On the other side, due to inflation and higher interest rates, insurers will also see higher investment income, Yilmaz YILDIZ, CEO of Zurich Insurance Turkey told the World Finance quarterly.
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.
ON THE MOVE
Bulgaria: Boiko ATANASSOV appointed as FSC's head
The Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria appointed Boiko ATANASSOV as Chairperson of the Financial Supervision Commission (FSC) on March 15, with 134 votes in favour, none opposed or abstained.
RUSSIA: Alexander ZARETSKI steps down from the presidency at METLIFE
On April 1, 2019, Alexander ZARETSKI will step down from his presidency of METLIFE. According to the Company's Board of Directors, this decision was made for personal reasons. Gheorghe DIMITRU will take over as president, ASN wrote.
TALANX announced finalization of generational renewal at Board level
The German insurer TALANX announced the Supervisory Board has completed the generational shift at Board level.
New appointments within SCOR Global P&C; Michel BLANC is the new CEO of Reinsurance
In Reinsurance, SCOR Global P&C announces the following appointments, effective April 1, 2019:
ASIROM VIG names Wolfgang HAJEK new CFO
Romania-based ASIROM, part of Vienna Insurance Group (VIG), has appointed Wolfgang HAJEK as the new CFO.
Climate and cyber: two Cs with catastrophic potential and the insurance business - under debate in Vienna, on April 9
10 years after its inception, the Romanian mandatory dwelling insurance system has progressed and PAID, the pool underwriting and managing the mandatory policies is a strong and financially sound institution. "We are currently managing a reinsurance program worth EUR 920 million, with a pool of excellent reinsurers, more than half of them rated AA+, while the company's solvency rate is of 220%," recently stated Nicoleta RADU, CEO, PAID.
Conclusions: TBILISI - the first Georgian International Insurance Conference
The first Georgian International Insurance Conference took place on 14 March 2019. The event put under scrutiny the current status and the future development perspectives of the local market, in an attempt of identifying the main growth opportunities. The forthcoming launch of the mandatory MTPL system was the most important topic on the agenda, as this new line of business has the potential to provide for a significant growth, but also to become a market disruptor.
Did you book your seat at one of the key European events dedicated to property and cyber insurance?
Climate risks have always produced high impact events, causing material and human losses that often have remained in collective memory as reference points. On the other hand, cyber risks are just emerging, but they are already demonstrating a potentially catastrophic impact which still needs to be better understood and assessed.