News - Re/Insurance groups

Willis Towers Watson to rebrand as WTW, combined with the company's new Nasdaq ticker symbol

Global brokerage firm Willis Towers Watson announced the rebranding as WTW, combined with the company's new Nasdaq ticker symbol. On January7th, the broker informed its ticker symbol on the Nasdaq stock market "will change to "WTW" at the open of market trading on Monday January 10, 2022". Willis Towers Watson has traded under the ticker "WLTW" since 2016.

Europ Assistance acquires Call 365 to create EA Slovenia

Europ Assistance (EA), a subsidiary of the Generali Group, announced the acquisition of Slovenia-based company Call 365. Call 365 has been operating as Europ Assistance exclusive partner in Slovenia for 3 years, providing roadside and travel assistance services to Slovenian customers and travelers to Slovenia.

Generali announced the resignation of the director Romolo BARDIN

Assicurazioni Generali informs that the director Romolo BARDIN, independent director and member of the Appointments and Remuneration; Investments; Strategic Operations; and Related Party Transactions Committees, has announced his resignation from the Board.

CROATIA Osiguranje elected two SB members

Croatian largest insurer CROATIA Osiguranje announced on the website of Zagreb Stock Exchange (Zagrebacka burza d.d.) that the General Assembly of the company adopted 18 January 2022 the decision on the election of Roberto Skopac and Hrvoje Patajac as members of the Supervisory Board of CROATIA osiguranje for a term of 4 years starting from the 24 April 2022.

Zurich to sell its Italian life and pensions back book to GamaLife

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) announced that its subsidiary Zurich Investments Life has agreed to sell its life and pension back book, composed of both traditional and unit-linked policies, to the Portuguese insurance company GamaLife - Companhia de Seguros de Vida (GamaLife).

S&P's again confirms rating "A+" with stable outlook for VIG

The international rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) again confirmed its rating for Vienna Insurance Group of "A+" with a stable outlook in a press release on 22 December 2021. Vienna Insurance Group thus remains the company with the best rating of all companies listed in the ATX of the Vienna Stock Exchange.

AXA has completed the sale of AXA Bank Belgium

AXA announced today that it has completed the sale of its Belgian banking operations, AXA Bank Belgium, to Crelan Bank NV/SA, for a total consideration of EUR 691 million, comprised of a net cash consideration of EUR 611 million, and the transfer to AXA Belgium of 100% of Crelan Insurance - valued at EUR 80 million.

Aegon to repurchase shares for share-based compensation plans

The Dutch insurance group Aegon announced that it will repurchase common shares for an amount of EUR 50 million to meet its obligations resulting from the 2021 and 2022 share-based compensation plans for senior management. The repurchased shares will be held as treasury shares until they are allocated to the plan participants.

Swiss Re Institute: 2021 global insured CAT losses rise to USD 112bn

Swiss Re Institute estimates global insured losses of USD 112 billion in 2021, of which USD 7 billion man-made disasters, while annual insured losses from natural catastrophes are estimated at USD 105 billion, the fourth highest since 1970. While Hurricane Ida was the costliest natural disaster in 2021, winter storm Uri and other secondary peril events caused more than half of total losses as wealth accumulation and climate change effects in disaster-prone areas drive claims.

Lloyd's Asia launches new renewable energy consortium

Lloyd's, the world's leading marketplace for commercial, corporate and specialty risk solutions, has launched a new renewable energy consortium, to respond to the growing needs of the APAC region and supporting countries, as they transition to greener energy solutions.

SCOR's Actuarial Awards for 2021 went in five countries

As every year since 1996, SCOR presented its Actuarial Awards also in 2021. This year's awards rewarded the best academic work in the field of actuarial science in five countries: Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland.