UKRAINE: FITCH affirmed Ukraine at B- with stable outlook
In March 2019, FITCH Ratings affirmed Ukraine's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'B-' with a stable outlook, according to the agency's official report.
UKRAINE: in January, 2019 MTPL increased by more than 12% y-o-y
GWP of Ukrainian insurers (MTIBU members) in January this year went up by 12.3% to UAH 318.8 million (~EUR 10 million) y-o-y. However, total number of agreements in January decreased by 0.05%, as Foninsurer wrote.
UKRAINE: 63% of complaints in 2018 were about MTPL
According to the National Financial Services Committee, the number of complaints regarding insurance activities in 2018 remained almost unchanged (5381 vs 5389 in 2017). At that the major part (63%) of the complaints were about MTPL, as Forinsurer wrote.
UKRAINE: in 2019 limits of MTPL liability to be increased by 30%
By the end of the first quarter of 2019 it is planned to increase MTPL insurance limits for damage to property, life and health caused as a result accidents, as MTIBU informed.
UKRAINE: insurance of individuals in 3Q2018 increased by more than 20% y-o-y
Personal insurance lines in Ukraine are showing a rapid growth. In 3Q2018 GWP from individuals amounted to UAH 13.39 billion (+20.5% y-o-y), as Forinsurer wrote.
UKRAINE: 13 insurers left the market in January-September2018
According to the National financial services committee of Ukraine, in order to remove unreliable players from the financial market, 126 organizations, including 13 insurance companies, were removed during January-September, as the member of the Committee, Aleksander ZALETOV informed.
STATISTICS: UKRAINE, 3Q2018 result: for January-September 2018 the market growth y-o-y exceeded 11% in local currency, but in euro it was less than 5%
For 9 months in 2018 Ukrainian insurers generated GWP in the amount of UAH 34.87 billion (~EUR 1 billion). At that annual growth rate in local currency amounted to 11.1%, according to the data, published by the National Financial Services Commission.
UKRAINE: only 20% of insurers meet the new National financial services committee of Ukraine requirements for assets quality
According to the National financial services committee of Ukraine, as the moment only 20% of the local insurers fully meet obligatory requirements to capital adequacy and solvency, liquidity and profitability, asset quality and riskiness of insurers' operations.
UKRAINE: 21% increase in GWP both for MTPL and Green Card for January-October
MTPL GWP of Ukrainian insurers-members of MTIBU for 10 months this year went up by 21.4% y-o-y and reached UAH 3.7 billion, according to the data of MTIBU.
UKRAINE: GWP of UNIQA group for 9 months went up by 27% y-o-y
UNIQA Group's Ukrainian subsidiaries, UNIQA and UNIQA Life, generated GWP in the amount of UAH 2 billion (~EUR 60.37 million) in 3Q2018, which is 27.1% more y-o-y, as Forinsurer informed.
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.
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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.