Greece: the devastating fires in Attica will cost insurers over EUR 33.7 million
Greek insurers will pay over EUR 33.7 million in compensation for the devastating fires that hit Attica on 23 July 2018, according to the first estimate of the Hellenic Insurance Companies Association (EAEE).
STATISTICS: GREECE: Almost EUR 1 billion in first quarter GWP
At the end of March 2018, the Greek insurance market totaled EUR 999.5 million, up by 3.5% y-o-y, according to the preliminary market figures published by the Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies (HAIC).
NBG to continue the ETHNIKI sale process with the runners-up in the last phase
Following the failure to sell its insurance arm, NBG - National Bank of Greece announced it would continue the process for the sale of ETHNIKI Insurance with the final bidders, wrote local media.
Greece: China's FOSUN to bid again for ETHNIKI if winning bid fails
China's FOSUN expressed its interest in Greece's largest insurer ETHNIKI a few days before the deadline for the EXIN Group to implement the deal for the acquisition of 75% of ETHNIKI from National Bank of Greece - NBG.
STATISTICS: GREECE, FY2017: The positive rates reported on non-life side, maintained the market at the 2016 size
According to the year-end market figures published by HAIC - the Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies, the Greek insurance market totalled EUR.3.78 billion at the end of 2017, up by 0.05% y-o-y.
The sale of the Greek largest insurer remained under the question mark
The sale of the Greek largest insurer to the American-Dutch consortium CALAMOS-EXIN remained under the question mark after CALAMOS Family Partners had filed a legal action against EXIN Financial Services Holdings, wrote ekathimerini.com.
STATISTICS: Greece, 3Q2017: The insurance industry remained at the 2016 level
The Greek insurers reported gross written premiums of EUR 2.80 billion at the end of September 2017, up by 0.26% y-o-y, according to the nine-months market report published by the Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies (HAIC).
STATISTICS: GREECE, 1H2017: Over 65% y-o-y growth on the life U-L line GWP
The Greek insurers members of HAIC - Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies, reported a GWP of EUR 1.9 billion in 1H2017, or 1.2% more y-o-y, according to the half year report published on HAIC's website.
GREECE: Eurolife ERB chooses FRISS solution to prevent insurance fraud
Eurolife ERB has selected the FRISS solution to confront insurance fraud more effectively. Eurolife ERB will be using FRISS to assess risks at underwriting and to detect fraud during the claims process, has announced FRISS.
ETHNIKI Insurance close to becoming an American-Dutch owned company
ETHNIKI Insurance's sale entered its final stage once the National Bank of Greece's board approved the sale of a majority stake in it to American-Dutch consortium Calamos-EXIN, a banker close to the deal told Reuters.
ON THE MOVE
MILLI Re announced new Manager appointment
Turkish reinsurer MILLI Re stated that Gokhan AKTAS has been appointed to the position of Manager of Foreign Inward Business on 01 September 2018.
Catherine DUFFY to Join AIG as Country Manager of Bermuda
American International Group - AIG announced that Catherine DUFFY will join the company's General Insurance business as Country Manager of Bermuda, at a date to be determined.
LIVE: 1st National Reinsurers Summit in Moscow: focus on global cooperation
Today has started in Moscow the 1st National Reinsurers Summit "National Reinsurers: Focus on global cooperation". Organized by the Russian National Reinsurance Company (RNRC) with the support of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the conference has the xprimm.com insurance portal as Media Partner.
The challenges associated with digitization in the insurance sector discussed at the "Insurance in the Digital Future" Conference, in Ljubljana
On September 13, 2018, the Insurance Supervision Agency of Ljubljana organized its 4th conference on insurance. The subject of the event was Insurance in the Digital Future. Visit the event's web page to see the conference materials and photo gallery.
LIVE from Monte Carlo: The 62nd edition of the "Rendez-Vous de Septembre"
The 62nd edition of the "Rendez-Vous de Septembre", the annual traditional meeting of reinsurers starts Sunday in Monte Carlo. XPRIMM Publications covering the CEE, SEE and CIS insurance markets are available at the XPRIMM stand in Fairmont Hotel, as well as at the most important venues in Monte Carlo.
Munich Re: aggregation risk of cyber insurance is 'the elephant in the room'
Only 5% of cyber losses are insured, estimates Christian Fuhrmann, chief executive of global clients/North America, Munich Re. Very complex by nature and continuously changing, cyber insurance is one of the biggest challenges for insurers, he said.
AXA obtained approvals for XL acquisition. Last day of independence for XL Group
AXA announced today that it has obtained all regulatory approvals required to complete the proposed acquisition of XL Group previously announced on March 5, 2018. The acquisition is expected to close on September 12, 2018, pending the satisfaction of the remaining customary closing conditions.
FY2017 XPRIMM Property and Motor insurance reports to be launched in Monte Carlo
The latest editions of the XPRIMM Motor Insurance Report and Property Insurance Report will be launched in Monte Carlo, at the 62th edition of the "Rendez-Vous de Septembre," one of the most important international events dedicated to insurers, reinsurers, brokers, and reinsurance consultants.
Hannover Re: broadly diversified reinsurers with expertise and a very good rating will benefit from the current state of the market
Hannover Re expects to see stability in prices and conditions overall for the treaty renewals as at 1 January 2019 and promising opportunities for next year arising from digitalization, increased demand for coverage of cyber risks, as well as from various openings in the Asian growth markets.
Willis Re - Market still soft, but functional
Despite the high losses from 2017 the reinsurance market is still soft, James KENT, Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Willis Re stated at a press briefing in Monte Carlo.