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Carsten ABRAHAM appointed as CEO of UNIQA Liechtenstein

Austrian insurer UNIQA announced changes in its Vaduz-based Management. Thus, Carsten ABRAHAM was appointed as CEO of UNIQA Versicherung Aktiengesellschaft, Vaduz in addition of current CFO responsibilities, after Ismar Daniel KUHNEISEN decided to exit UNIQA Group.

New appointments inside Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions announced a new Head for Accident & Health North America and a new Head for Financial & Professional Services and Casualty Canada, both effective from June 2019. The newly announced Heads will be Katie MCGRATH and Tyler JOHNSTON.

EUROINS, 1Q2019: 41% increase in revenue y-o-y

Bulgaria-based EUROINS, part of EUROHOLD, reported a consolidated revenue of EUR 171 million (+41% y-o-y) for the first three months of 2019. For the same period, EUROINS showed an increase of 37% in gross written premiums (GWP) volume, growth sustained mainly by Romanian and Bulgarian business.

NN Group, 1Q2019: Net result increased by 28.4%

First quarter results of 2019 improved for NN Group. The net result increased by 28.4%, while the gross premium income reached EUR 4.9 billion, showing an increase of 9.0% compared to the same period of 2018.

TALANX, 1Q2019: Strong 11% GWP growth in first quarter

Talanx Group began the year with a strong GWP growth of 11%, reaching EUR 11.7 billion. Net income was up by 8%, while the combined ratio slightly improve to 96.8%, compared to 1Q2018. Talanx Group expects a net income of EUR 900 million by the end of 2019.

VIG, 1Q2019: Net result improved by 10.5%

In the first quarter of 2019, Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) saw an increase of 2.9% in GWP, compared to the first quarter of 2018. Profit before taxes also increased by 8.7%, while the net result increased by 10.5%.

TRIGLAV 1Q2019 net profit increased by 9% at Group level

Slovenia-based Triglav Group registered a profit of EUR 26 million in the first quarter of 2019. Investments played the biggest role for the 9% increase in Group's profit. Triglav's activity outside Slovenia slightly increased compared to 2018 Q1.

UNIQA, 1Q2019: Solid earnings before taxes in first quarter

UNIQA Insurance Group made a positive start to 2019, with earnings before taxes of EUR 42.3 million in the first quarter. Total premiums written by the UNIQA Group (including the savings from life insurance) decreased though, by 0.4 per cent, to EUR 1,530.0 million.

Munich Re, 1Q2019: First quarter profit dropped by EUR 194 million

In the first quarter of 2019, Munich Re generated a profit of EUR 633 million. Higher basic losses and greater expenditure for claims from previous years prevented a repeat of the extraordinary result in the same quarter last year, which was practically free of major losses.

The Sava Re Group has a new umbrella brand

The umbrella brand Sava Re Group will be replaced in all corporate documents by Zavarovalna skupina Sava in Slovenian and Sava Insurance Group in English, starting with the 1Q financial report for 2019, the Group has announced.

ALLIANZ, 1Q2019: Operating profit close to EUR 3.0 billion

For the first three months of 2019, Allianz Group reported a solid growth compared to first quarter of prior year. Total revenues at group level grew by 9.1%, the operating profit increased as well, by 7.5%, while the net income stood above EUR 2 billion.