Slovenia's NLB sells stake of 28% in pension insurer to Triglav
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The National Assembly has officially transposed the European directive of insurance distribution in the national law at 31 January 2019. This initiative has come in the context where most European countries have already adopted the directive in their own law system.
The Slovenian insurance market maintained steady between 2008-2017, the difference from the first year to the last one being summed up in a small growth, in both written premiums and paid indemnities. In this period, the Slovenian insurance sector kept a smooth transition year over year, with no sudden changes in any of the main business lines, reflecting a good stability and steadiness.
The European Commission has greenlighted the takeover of insurer Adriatic Slovenia by Generali CEE, an affiliate of Italy's Generali Group, the world's third largest insurer, STA reports. According to the Commission, the deal does not affect the competition on the relevant markets.
Slovenian insurers reported for 3Q2018 GWP worth EUR 1.78 billion, by 6.6% up y-o-y. Paid claims have increased by 4.8%, to EUR 1.15 billion. Life insurance, in particular the UL products line, have seen the highest growth rates.
In 3Q2018, the Slovene TRIGLAV Group posted a profit before tax of EUR 69.9 million, 8% more y-o-y, mostly thanks to the profitable underwriting. Considering the business conditions anticipated until the year end, the Group confirms its annual profit guidance.
Zavarovalnica TRIGLAV, the parent company of the TRIGLAV Group announced it signed an agreement with Nova Ljubljanska banka - NLB - to purchase the remaining 28.1% equity stake of pension insurer Skupna pokojninska druzba, thereby becoming its 100% owner.
Coface announced it has signed a binding agreement with the Slovenian public SID Bank, to acquire 100% of PKZ capital, a credit insurance subsidiary of SID Bank.
The Slovenian insurance market saw a 6% y-o-y growth in GWP in 1H2018, to EUR 1.24 billion. The non-life insurance segment had the largest contribution to the market growth, but also to the 6.7% growth recorded on the paid claims side.
Sava Re has released the Sava Re Group Solvency and financial condition report 2017, as approved by the management board of Sava Re, with the consent of the Company's supervisory board.
AZN- the Slovenian insurance supervisory body has denied once again allowing Croatian leading insurer CROATIA Osiguranje to increase its ownership in the Sava Re's group parent company, Pozavarovalnica SAVA, to 20% or more, SeeNews reports.
Global re/insurance broker AON has named veteran AON leader, Lambros LAMBROU as Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Commercial Risk Solutions division.
FAIRFAX Financial Holdings Limited announced that Peter CLARKE has been appointed Vice President (VP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FAIRFAX, reporting to FAIRFAX President, Paul RIVETT.
Adam ROMAN, board member of Ergo Hestia (Poland), will hold the position of Head of Global P&C of the ERGO group, effective 1 March. His tasks will include supervision over property insurance of the group in the areas of underwriting, actuarial and pricing, as well as reinsurance.
Jad ARISS, currently Group Head of Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility with AXA, has been appointed Secretary General of The Geneva Association, effective 1 March 2019.
Guvanch NURMUKHAMMEDOV has been appointed as the new General Director of the State insurance organization, the single insurance institute of Turkmenistan, as the State information agency of Turkmenistan wrote.
Insurance should be accessible to all social classes, regardless of their wealth & income status. Products offered today are conventional insurance products, largely inspired from the developed markets as "one-size-fits-all" solutions, affordable to only middle- and high-income clients in the Eastern Europe's emerging & developing markets. Inclusive insurance's goal is making insurance available to all, with responsible insurance offers, thus making up for a solution to narrow the insurance coverage gap in the region.
Property and motor insurance lines are providing for about 75% of the non-life insurance business in the CEE region, but are responsible for over 77% of the claims expenses. As such, although other classes of risks are emerging, for the time being and most probably for a rather long period ahead, property and motor insurance lines will continue to be at the heart of CEE's insurance market architecture.
To the satisfaction of its traditional guests, FIAR returns in 2019 to its historical hometown, Sinaia. The forthcoming edition will benefit from the comfort and professional facilities of a new venue, the Conference Center of the International Hotel ****, located in the heart of the beautiful mountain resort. Registration is opened at a significantly discounted early bird rate until 28 February.