Belgium's KBC Group and OTP Bank, the Hungarian parent company of OTP Banka Slovensko (Slovakia), closed the agreement announced in February 2020
for KBC Bank NV to acquire ownership of 99.44% of the shares in OTP Banka Slovensko.
Bulgarian financial holding UROHOLD Bulgaria, - the shareholder of EUROINS Insurance Group - one of the main players in CEE/SEE/CIS region, increased its revenues and maintained its operating profit in a challenging period in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the holding's consolidated financial statement for the first nine months of 2020.
Taking into account the decrease in the level of income of the country's population, associated with the protracted situation of the pandemic, it was decided to postpone the incurrence of liability for non-compliance with the MTPL law, as Arzybek KOZHOSHEV, Chairman of the State Service of regulation and supervision of the financial market at the government of the Kyrgyz Republic
Global reinsurer Swiss Re targets nat cat portfolio growth with the launch of a new standalone fund company, which enables investors to access the firm's natural catastrophe business.
Global reinsurer MUNICH Re is aiming for a profit of EUR 2.8 billion in 2021. MUNCH Re representatives announced the Group expects financial consequences from COVID-19 next year as well, but on a considerably smaller scale than in 2020.
During the pandemic, insurance companies remained stable. According to the results for 9 months of 2020, the profit of the insurance market (before tax) increased by almost a quarter (+24.6% y-o-y), to RUB 230.4 billion (~EUR 2.49 billion*), according to the "Financial Stability Review" of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
On November 25-26, 2020, the event was held in Moscow that united the 24th Annual Reinsurance Conference and the 19th Annual November Business Meetings for Reinsurers.
French insurer AXA announced that it has entered into an agreement with Gulf Insurance Group (GIG) to sell its insurance operations in the Gulf region, which includes its shareholding in AXA Gulf, AXA Cooperative Insurance Company and AXA Green Crescent Insurance Company.
ALLIANZ today it has agreed to purchase the general insurance business of Australian WESTPAC, and enter into a new 20-year exclusive agreement for the distribution of general insurance products to WESTPAC customers.
LLOYD's confirmed it has received final approval from the High Court of England and Wales to transfer EEA policies to LLOYD's Insurance Company SA (LLOYD's Europe), with its registered office in Brussels, Belgium. The transfer will take effect from 00:01 on 30 December 2020.
ERGO Beratung und Vertrieb AG and WUSTENRON Bausparkasse AG are expanding their long-standing partnership to include the real estate financing segment. The extended, long-term cooperation is scheduled to start in spring 2021.
According to the Ukrainian Insurance Group, for the first 9 months of 2020, the company's GWP grew by 24.2% y-o-y, Forinshurer reports
On 1 December 2020, the Supervisory Board of VIENNA Insurance Group (VIG) chaired by Gunter GEYER appointed Hartwig LOGER to the Group's Managing Board for the period from 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2023.
According to a recent press release
from Marsh, the group has appointed Lukas Herrmanns as Chief Executive Officer of Germany and CEE (Central Eastern Europe) starting with 1 January, 2021.
CHUBB announced that Gabriel LAZARO has been appointed Senior Vice President, Digital Head for Overseas General Insurance, the company's international general insurance business in 51 countries and territories. The appointment is effective January 1, 2021.
Willem van DUIN will step down as Chairman of the Executive Board of ACHMEA in April 2021 and the current Vice-Chair, Bianca TETTEROO, is to be appointed as his successor, the Dutch insurer informed in a statement.
Wiener Versicherung Gruppe (VIG) agreed with Aegon N.V. on 29 November 2020 to acquire Aegon's insurance business in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Turkey. VIG will take over Aegon's non-life and life insurance companies as well as pension funds, asset management and service companies in these countries, which ideally complement VIG's existing portfolio. The purchase price amounts to EUR 830 million. The transaction is subject to the necessary regulatory and competition approvals. Closing of the transaction is expected to take place in the second half of 2021.
The assets under management for SCOR ILS Fund Atropos ("Atropos") recently exceeded the USD 1 billion mark. As of October 31, 2020, the total outstanding Insurance Linked Securities ("ILS") managed by SCOR Investment Partners and its London subsidiary Coriolis Capital Limited have reached USD 2.4 billion.
Moody's announced that it has confirmed Generali's IFS rating at Baa1. At the same time, Moody's confirmed all ratings of debt instruments issued or guaranteed by the Group, outlook stable.
Dirk Bohme will succeed Michael Krebbers, taking on the roles of the Management Board of HDI Systeme AG (HSY) and on the Management Board of HDI Lebensversicherung AG. The change is effective beginning March 1st, 2021.