News - Re/Insurance groups

GENERALI to expand presence in Portugal with EUR 600 million acquisition

The Italian insurer, GENERALI announced the acquisition of a local insurance company and service platform from APOLLO GLOBAL MANAGEMENT. The purchase makes GENERALI the second largest non-life group in the country with a market share of 18.7% and the third largest player in the whole market.



Ales MIRNIK appointed as VIG Re Head of CEE

After five years of service Petr STEPAN decided to pursue new career opportunities outside of VIG Group. He will be succeeded by Ales MIRNIK, who joins VIG Re as the new Head of Central & Eastern Europe department effective 8th of August 2019.


AON names Darren ZEIDEL as General Counsel

AON announced that its Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Darren ZEIDEL as the firm's Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Company Secretary, effective July 12, 2019.


Swiss Re to stop the ReAssure's IPO due to market conditions

Swiss Re announced the suspension of its previously communicated plans for an initial public offering (IPO) of ReAssure. "This action is in response to the heightened caution and weaker underlying demand in the UK primary market from large institutional investors", as the global reinsurer mentioned in a statement.


ZURICH appoints Alison MARTIN as CEO EMEA and Bank Distribution

ZURICH Insurance Group has appointed Alison MARTIN to the role of Chief Executive Officer Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Bank Distribution with immediate effect. She succeeds Amanda BLANC who recently left the business (more details here). The appointment is subject to regulatory approval.




ZURICH's head of EMEA Amanda BLANC resigns

ZURICH Insurance Group announced that Amanda BLANC, CEO EMEA and Bank Distribution and a Member of the Group's Executive Committee, has tendered her resignation.

Zurich signs up to UN pledge to limit global climate change

In June 2019, Zurich announced actions towards reducing climate change, by expanding existing thermal coal policy, committing to utilize 100% renewable power until 2022 and signing Business Ambition for 1.5 degrees Celsius Pledge.

Trust Re reaffirms its commitment to the market

Trust Re, the regional reinsurance company headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain since 1989, announced that The Company is satisfied with its 30-year growth and remains committed to fulfilling all its obligations.

VIG listed in VONIX sustainability index

The Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) has been included again in Austria's VONIX sustainability index for the 2019/20 period. The listing was officially announced at the end of June 2019.


LLOYD's announced new appointments for the EMEA region

LLOYD's, the world's insurance and reinsurance market, announced the appointment of Mark COOPER for the newly created role of Head of Market Development for the European market, and Amit KHILOSIA as the new Regional Head, Africa.

Banco Santander to acquire 60% stake in ALLIANZ Popular SL

ALLIANZ Group and Banco Santander settled an agreement for Banco Santander to buy a 60% stake in Allianz Popular SL, and terminate the exclusive non-life distribution agreement with ALLIANZ's operating entity in Spain.