The government of Uzbekistan announced an ambitious reform plan for the currently underdeveloped insurance sector. The reform demands a substantial increase of the capital, as well as improvement of corporate governance procedures, reporting standards and competence of local insurance companies.
BEST RECRUITERS tested recruiting measures of 1,311 organisations in the German-speaking countries. Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) emerged as industry winner of insurances in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
France-based Groupama Group reported a total premium income of EUR 9,459 million for the first six months of 2019, showing an increase of 1.0% year-on-year, mostly sustained by French business, which grew by 1.9%.
David FLANDRO joins Hyperion X as Managing Director of Analytics, Reinsurance News informs. FLANDRO previously held the role of Global Head of Analytics of JLT Re.
AVIVA has announced the appointment of Erica ARNOLD to the new role of Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Maurice TULLOCH.
On 29 August 2019, Zavarovalnica Triglav announced that David BENEDEK has assumed the office on the Management Board of Zavarovalnica Triglav, for a five-year term.
Julie SWEET was assigned the role of Chief Executive Officer of Accenture, joining the company's board of directors. She succeeds David ROWLAND, who was assigned as interim Chief Executive Officer on January 10th.
Sirius Group announced a generous list of changes in the management structure across the company, a set of "enhancements to unify the global operating structure" and to empower a number of key leaders inside the group.
TransRe has appointed Andy TAYLOR as Chief Underwriting Officer for the London, Continental Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific businesses.
Macedonian insurers ended 1H2019 with an aggregate GWP volume of EUR 85.37 million, 6.7% up y-o-y. In relative terms, the life insurance sector showed a double-digit growth rate, but in absolute value, it was still the non-life insurance segment providing for the largest contribution to the market growth.
By the end of the first half of 2019, Kosovan insurance companies have written EUR 48.4 million in GWP, 7.8% more than the level recorded in the first half of the prior year (1H2018: EUR 45 million).
In the first half of 2019, Moldovan insurers generated GWP in the amount of MDL 769.48 million (EUR 37.27 million), about 9% more y-o-y. At the same time, growth of paid claims was much more impressive - by 18.81%, up to MDL 347.02 million, according to the official data published by the National Commission of the Financial Market in Moldova (CNPF).
In the first half of 2019, GWP of the Belarusian market amounted to BYN 689.9 million (EUR 296.72 million), which in local currency is 13.63% more y-o-y. At that, paid claims increased by only 9.16%, to BYN 333.56 million (EUR 143.46 million), data published by the Ministry of Finance show.
According to the quarterly assessment of the MTIBU (Motor Transport Insurance Bureau of Ukraine), in the first half of the current year, 20 MTPL insurers out of 48 bureau members received a high rating, as Forinsurer reports.
During the January - July 2019 period, total market GWP increased by KZT 57.1 billion/~EUR 0.13 billion (+23%) y-o-y. At the same time, about 80% of that increase was provided by the life sector, as Allinsurance.kz reports.
National Association of Agricultural Insurers (NAAI) announced improvements in the Russian agricultural insurance business, for the first seven months of 2019. The total insured area was of 2.8 million hectares, 5 times the size of the same period of prior year.
On August 13th, the Government of Latvia approved the draft over "unmanned aircrafts and other aircrafts" regulation, according to which all drones that weight over 250 grams (~0.55 lbs) are required to carry a civil liability insurance.
Insurance Guarantee Fund of Poland (UFG) announced it will be compensating the victims of accidents from the past years, in the cases where insurers' motor liability insurance funds have been exhausted.
The PZU Group has achieved in 1H2019 the highest net financial result attributed to the parent company for the first half of the last five years, of PLN 1.48 billion, while the group's efficiency ratios were better than planned.
ERGO Germany successfully implemented FRISS Fraud Detection at Claims system in their claims management activity. ERGO Germany will take advantage of artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize their portfolio and fasten the claims management process.