STATISTICS: BiH, 3Q2017: Three insurers with close results. Who will be the market leader at the end of 2017?
The 27 Bosnian insurers reported aggregate 3Q2017 GWP of BAM 518.2 million (~EUR 265 million), up by 8.1% y-o-y, according to the most recent market figures published by AZOBiH - Insurance Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
STATISTICS: Bosnia, 1H2017: Insurers based in Srpska Rep. increased their share to about one third of the market
The insurance market of Bosnia and Herzegovina continued its ascending path during the first half of 2017, recording a 8.9% increase in GWP, to EUR 176.4 million.
STATISTICS: Double-digit increase for the BOSNIAN market thanks to the RS-based insurers' results
In 1Q2017 the aggregate GWP of the 27 insurers operating in Bosnia and Herzegovina was up by 11.41% y-o-y, to EUR 83.38 million (BAM 163.07 million), as the figures published by AZOBIH - Insurance Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina show.
STATISTICS: BOSNIAN insurers' GWP up by 6.4% in 2016
The aggregate GWP of the 27 insurers operating in Bosnia & Herzegovina increased by 6.4% y-o-y to BAM 634.1 million (EUR 324.2 million), as data from the local insurance agency - AZOBIH show.
Sale of Bosnian SARAJEVO Insurance Company raises heated discussions
FBiH Government's green light for the sale of its 45.5% stake in SARAJEVO Insurance has caused an avalanche of criticism, mostly related to the target price set for the transaction.
BOSNA Re gave up its shareholding in the Bosnian unit of the TRIGLAV Group
BOSNA Reinsurance dd Sarajevo gave up its stake in TRIGLAV Osiguranje dd Sarajevo, the Bosnian subsidiary of the Slovene TRIGLAV Group, reads osiguranje.hr. BOSNA Reinsurance Company sold the package of 20.28% of the shares on the Sarajevo Stock Exchange on 18 January.
STATISTICS: BOSNIA, 3Q: 8% y-o-y increase in GWP and a new market leader
Based on the figures released by AZOBIH - Insurance Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the end of September 2016 the aggregate value of GWP by the 27 insurers active in Republika Srpska and Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina - the two administrative entities of the country, was of EUR 245.2 million, or 7.9% more y-o-y, while the value of claims paid was down by 5.2% y-o-y, to EUR 90.9 million.
STATISTICS: BOSNIA, 1H2016: Motor lines generate about 80% of the non-life insurer's expenses for claims
The aggregate GWP value generated by the Bosnian insurers was up by 7.86% y-o-y to BAM 316.90 million (EUR 162.03 million) in the first half of 2016, according to the figures provided by the two market authorities (NADOS - Insurance Supervisory Agency of FBiH and AZORS - Insurance Agency of RS). About 71% of total GWP were made by the 12 insurance companies which are registered in the FBiH (or EUR 115 million) the remaining 29% (EUR 47 million) being reported by the 13 RS insurers.
STATISTICS: Bosnian insurance market remained on track during 1Q
According to the 1Q financial figures published by the two market authorities which supervise the Bosnian insurance market (Insurance Supervisory Agency of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina - NADOS, and Insurance Agency of Republika Srpska - AZORS) - the local insurance industry totalled almost EUR 75 million, at the end of March 2016, representing an increase of 7% y-o-y.
STATISTICS: BiH, FY2015: steady growth fueled by the MTPL line
The Bosnian insurance market saw a 4.7% y-o-y growth, to GWP of EUR 301 million, while paid claims remained fairly stable at the previous year's level, of EUR 128 million. It is however interesting to observe that the strongest contribution to the market growth belonged to insurers from smallest administrative entity of the country, the Republica Srpska. Thus, RS's share in the overall premium production increased by about 1.5 pp, to 29%.
ON THE MOVE
Industry veteran David LUNDGREN to head InsurTech Pioneer Quantemplate
David LUNDGREN has been appointed CEO and Board Director of Quantemplate, an InsurTech firm which uses machine learning to help re/insurers grow their business through data transformation and analytical insights.
Swiss Re appoints new CFO and proposes new members to the BoD
Swiss Re announced that John DACEY, currently Group Chief Strategy Officer, is appointed Group Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 April 2018. He succeeds to David COLE, who will step down to pursue a non-executive career, while remaining a board member of several Swiss Re subsidiaries.
Piotr OZAREK is the PZU's first Ombudsman
Piotr OZAREK was appointed to perform the newly established function within PZU, as the first client's spokesperson of the insurer. His main task will be of helping in the most difficult and complicated cases in which PZU's clients are not satisfied with the solution.
Desmond BOHAN joins JLT Re as Senior Vice President
JLT Re, part of the global provider of reinsurance broking and consultancy, has appointed Desmond BOHAN as Senior Vice President in Stamford, Connecticut. He will focus on the continued expansion and development of JLT Re's Program practice in North America.
"Insurance and Pensions reloaded" - the 7th EIOPA Annual Conference
The 7th EIOPA Annual Conference takes place today in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. A review of the current supervisory covergence issues and of the prospects of the Pan European Personal Pension Product are on the event's agenda, together with analyzing the ways in which regulation may enable innovation.
NBMR, Moscow: Regulatory changes have challenged the Russian insurance market in 2017
"The Russian insurance market is ending a difficult year," Igor ALEKSEEV, Chairman of the Steering Committee of November Business Meetings of Reinsurers, Deputy Head of the Reinsurance Department, INGOSSTRAKH said today in Moscow.
"IIF2017 - Insurance in the DIGITAL World" Conference took place in Vienna
"IIF2017 - Insurance in the DIGITAL World" conference brought together in Vienna well-known insurance professionals from all over the world who analyzed the latest digital trends in the industry, taking into account the fast digitalization of the financial services providers' world, in particular in the insurance field, which is creating both huge opportunities and strong challenges for the players.
Croatian Insurance Days Live
On 9 November has started in Opatija, Croatia, the 2017 edition of the Croatian Insurance Days Conference, the traditional meeting of the Croatian insurance top professionals with their European peers. XPRIMM Publications are supporting the event as Media Partners.
The 2017 Baden Baden Meeting: Short recap
The Baden-Baden meeting, one of the key events in the reinsurance calendar, has just set the final point of this year's edition. XPRIMM Publications have reported from the meeting's premises. Let's recap!
Baden Baden Headlines 3: CEE insurance markets are attractive for reinsurers
Central and Eastern Europe insurance markets are an important source of business for Lloyds, total premium income from this region increasing by EUR 64 million since 2010, pointed out the Lloyd's representative in a seminar dedicated to CEE insurance markets: "We are seeing strong growth from Czech Rep, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine. At the same time are some contractions from Russia, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary due to challenging trading conditions as political implications and other sanctions".
Baden Baden Headlines 2: cyber insurance market set to grow under regulatory presure; nat cat events more frequent, but losses per event are decreasing
Asian insurance market, especially the Indian market - are considered to be "the new El-Dorado" of the global re/insurance market, with rapidly expanding markets and an dynamic environment: "Indian P&C re/insurance markets are expected to grow at a pace of 15% per annum", according to Victor PEIGNET, CEO, Global P&C, SCOR SE. The French -based reinsurer setted-up its Indian branch in 2016, after the authorisation from the local market authority - IRDAI. India's re/insurance market has become more attractive for global companies following the relaxation of regulatory requirements, and lately, "big names" in the industry entered the market by opening branches: GEN Re, SCOR, Lloyd's of London, MUNICH Re, SWISS Re, Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), HANNOVER Re, XL Catlin and others.
JLT Re: Harvey, Irma and Maria brought a decisive end to a five-year period of below-average global catastrophe losses
"2017 looks set to become the most expensive catastrophe loss year ever for the P&C sector, mostly due to the hyperactive 2017 hurricane season," finds the Viewpoint Report - Winds of change launched yesterday by JLT Re.
5th Insurance Claims & Underwriting Management Asia Summit 2018
6-9 February 2018
Singapore, Rendezvous Hotel Singapore
Organizer: Equip Global Pte Ltd
Media Partner: XPRIMM Publications
More details: equip-global.com
6th Edition Nordic Asset Allocation: Investing in Alternative Asset Classes
7-9 March 2018
Organizer: marcus evans
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For details: marcusevans-conferences-paneuropean.com
European Consumer Protection Conference
22 March 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
4th Annual African Insurance Forum
5-6 April 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa
Media partner: XPRIMM Publications
For details: ins.fextons.com