News - Insurance

KAZAKHSTAN: S&P: Life insurers to continue to see double-digit GWP growth in 2021

"S&P Global Ratings continues to positively assess growth prospects in the life insurance sector in 2021, which is supported by a number of regulatory initiatives and GWP increase from a low base in the past few years", says Ekaterina TOLSTOVA, Deputy Director of the Financial Institutions Group, S&P Global Ratings.

AEGON nominates CFO Matt RIDER for reappointment

AEGON's Supervisory Board will propose to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in June 2021 to reappoint Matt RIDER as Chief Financial Officer for a four-year term. Matt RIDER was first appointed as AEGON's CFO in 2017.

ALLIANZ, FY2020: EUR 1.3 billion impact of Covid-19 on operating profit

German insurer ALLIANZ posted FY2020 total revenues of EUR 140.5 billion,down by 1.3% y-o-y (EUR 142.4 billion in 2019) while its operating profit decreased by 9.3% to EUR 10.8 billion (vs. EUR 11.9 billion), mostly due to the adverse impacts from COVID-19 amounting to approximately EUR 1.3 billion.

NN Group reports FY 2020 operating result of EUR 1.9 billion

Dutch NN Group announced its operating result increased to EUR 963 million in H2 2020 from EUR 881 million the previous year, mainly driven by "a higher investment margin and lower administrative expenses at Netherlands Life".

AON: Insurance rates will continue to increase in 2021

According to the Q4 2020 Global Market Insights Report released by global re/insurance broker AON, insurance pricing is up across most lines and classes globally, as COVID-19 impacts, including the economic downturn, have resulted in heightened underwriting scrutiny and risk aversion from insurers.

STATISTICS: BiH insurers posted FY2020 subunit GWP decrease

At the end of 2020 the BiH insurance market totaled EUR 386.76 million (BAM 756.45 million), 0.83% less y-o-y, according to the YE 2020 market figures published by the local insurance agency - AZOBIH.

The value of GWP of the insurers operating in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina decreased by 0.55% to EUR 270.52 million, while the Republika Srpska based insurers generated EUR 116.24 million, down by 1.48% y-o-y.
In terms of GWP, the top three largest insurers in the country were FBiH based insurers ADRIATIC osiguranje (9.13% market share), SARAJEVO osiguranje (8.60%) and EUROHERC osiguranje (8.27%).