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%.
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.
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.
TransRe has appointed Andy TAYLOR as Chief Underwriting Officer for the London, Continental Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific businesses.
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.
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.
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.
UNIQA Group announced a "solid" first half of 2019, with a net profit of EUR 105.6 million and a total volume of written premiums (GWP) of EUR 2.8 billion. Health segment saw the highest growth in terms of GWP (+3.4%), while Life insurance shrunk by 4.2% at group level.
Zurich Insurance Group reported a business operating profit (BOP) of USD 2.8 billion at the end of the first half of 2019. The evolution reflects an increase of 16% compared to the profit of the same period of prior year.
Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) has reported a 6% y-o-y GWP increase, to EUR 5.4 billion for the first half of the year, while on the profitability side, pre-tax profits went up by 10.5%, to EUR 257 million, for a combined ratio of 96.4%, close to last year's level.
The Supervisory Board of HDI Global SE, the industrial insurer of the HDI Group, has appointed Yves BETZ as a new Member of the Management Board, with effect from 1 December 2019.
Oliver WILLMES will take over the position as Chairman of the Board of ERGO International AG as from 1 October, subject to the approval of the appropriate Supervisory Authorities.
Anette REY joined SCOR as Head of Group Communications, reporting to the Group Chief Operating Officer, Romain LAUNAY. Based in Paris, she will be responsible for all facets of Group communications, both external and internal.
MetLife reported a consolidated net income of USD 1.7 billion in the second quarter of 2019, a twofold increase compared to 2Q 2018 net income of USD 0.85 billion. For 2019 first six-month period, MetLife consolidated net income was USD 3.1 billion (+46% change y-o-y).
Slovenian Sava Insurance Group and Sava Re published the report for their first half of 2019 activity. The Group's net profit jumped to EUR 23 million, about 59.3% more than previous year's six-month net profit.
Slovenia based Triglav Group published its first half year of 2019 report. According to the company figures, the total volume of gross written premiums (GWP) reached EUR 630 million, 10% more than the similar period of prior year.
For the first half-year of 2019, NN Group's operating result amounted to EUR 914 million, 11.3% higher than the same period of the previous year operating result. The y-o-y increase includes the impact of January 2018 storm, amounting EUR 89 million.
Giorgio CALLEGARI, Chairman and CEO of GENERALI Russia & CIS declared in an interview for Interfax that in forthcoming years the Italian insurer plans to develop its presence in Russia and other CIS markets.
Global economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters during H1 2019 amounted to USD 44 billion vs. USD 51 billion reported for the same period a year earlier, according to Swiss Re Institute's preliminary sigma estimates.