RUSSIA: annual growth of Motor Hull premiums reached 3.1% in the first half year
For the first half year 2018, Motor Hull GWP amounted to RUB 80.1 billion (+3.1% y-o-y). According to the Central Bank, Motor Hull premiums saw growth for the first time in the last 3 years (in 2016, for example, premiums decreased by 9%, in 2017 - 4.8%).
RUSSIA: approximate cost of the new platform under the recent law on household insurance will be up to RUB 60 million
Under the new law on household insurance, insurers are ready to create a new platform to launch a federal information resource on household insurance, according to the head of the Information Systems Department of the Russian Association of Motor Insurers, Alexey SAMOSHIN.
RUSSIA: RAEX confirmed rating of RSHB-Insurance at ruAA, forecast stable
The National rating agency RAEX confirmed the rating of RSHB-Insurance at ruAA with a stable forecast, wrote ASN portal. RSHB-Insurance is an all-lines insurer, a subsidiary of ROSSELKHOZ Bank, as well as the leader of agro insurance with a market share of 48.6% of all the class' GWP in the country, based on the 1H result.
RUSSIA: RAEX improved rating of YUGORIA insurer to ru-
The National rating agency RAEX improved rating of YUGORIA to ruA- with positive forecast. Before the insurer's rating level was ruBB+ with stable forecast, as ASN announced.
RUSSIA: largest life insurance agency, RGS Life, has changed its name to KAPITAL Life Insurance
On September 3 this year, RGS Life changed its name to KAPITAL Life Insurance. This change will not have any consequences for clients. KAPITAL Life Insurance exercises its rights and retains its obligations under previously concluded contracts in full without restrictions, wrote ASN portal.
RUSSIA: SBERBANK Life Insurance in August paid RUB 411 million to clients
In August 2018, SBERBANK Life Insurance paid RUB 411 million* to its clients for 4,054 events. The biggest claim paid amounted to RUB 5.5 million, as confirmed by the insurer's press office.
RUSSIA: new law creates a federal database of home property insurance
The draft of a single automated system for home property insurance "Housing Property" is prepared, ARIA will be the system operator. The law, within which this project was developed, was signed on August 3, 2018.
RUSSIA: From January to July MTPL paid claims dropped by 29%
For the first 7 months of 2018 MTPL premiums of local insurers decreased by 1% to RUB 129.9 billion* y-o-y, at that paid claims demonstrated a more rapid declining trend (- 29%) to RUB 79.7 billion, according to the data from the Russian Association of Motor Insurers (RAMI).
RUSSIA: INGOSSTRAKH is planning to become a leader in home insurance
The home insurance penetration degree in Russia is quite low. According to the Director for retail insurance of INGOSSTRAKH Vitaliy KNYAGINICHEV - as of today, the total amount of insured housing property is 5-7%.
RUSSIA: Preliminary half year results of the National Association of Agriculture Insurers show livestock insurance went up by 47%
Preliminary data of the National Association of Agriculture Insurers (NAAI) for the first half of 2018 show that total number of livestock insurance contracts with state support increased from 97 to 143 (livestock enterprises), which according to Korney BIJDOV means growth ofby 47%.
ON THE MOVE
Swiss Re: Andreas BERGER will succeed Agostino GALVAGNI as Corporate Solutions CEO and member of the executive committee group, starting April 2019
Swiss Re announced that Andreas BERGER, currently Chief Regions & Markets Officer and a Board Member of the Management of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE, will be appointed Corporate Solutions CEO and member of the executive committee effective April 1 2019.
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.
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.