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Insurance Newsletter, No. 456, 20 June, 2019

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TOP NEWS
ADRIS Grupa to invest EUR 60 million in insurance by 2023
by Andrei Victor, 2019-06-19
CROATIA's osiguranje shareholder - the Rovinj based consortium ADRIS Grupa - with businesses in tourism, real estate, tobacco and food industry announced it plans to invest HRK 3 billion (EUR 400 million) in developing its three main business segments by 2023.
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GENERALI completed acquisition of Union Investment TFI S.A. in Poland
by Daniela GHETU, 2019-06-19
GENERALI finalized the completion of the transaction with German Group Union Asset Management Holding AG to acquire Union Investment TFI S.A. in Poland. GENERALI has received the required approvals from all relevant regulatory bodies and competition authorities.
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S&P Global Ratings revised PZU Group's outlook to positive on advancing strategy and evolving enterprise risk management; affirmed at 'A-'
by Daniela GHETU, 2019-06-19
S&P Global Ratings has revised on 14 June its outlook to positive from stable on Poland-based multiline insurer Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen S.A. (PZU) and its core operating subsidiaries, all together, the PZU Group. The agency affirmed its 'A-' long-term issuer credit and financial strength ratings.
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STATISTICS: ROMANIA, 1Q2019: Market GWP increased by 5% y-o-y
by Cosmin CONCEATU, 2019-06-20
At the end of 31 March 2019, Romanian insurance market grew by EUR 27 million (+5.0%) y-o-y in terms of gross written premiums (GWP). In local currency, the premiums growth was slightly higher (+7.4%), as Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF) figures show.
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STATISTICS: SERBIA, 1Q2019: Moderate business growth but accelerated in terms of claims
by Andrei Victor, 2019-06-20
Serbian insurers ended 1Q2019 with total GWP worth RSD 24.83 billion (EUR 210.5 million), 0.5% up y-o-y, according to the most recent market statistics pubished by the National Bank of Serbia.
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GEORGIA: total number of insured vehicles is only 6% of those registered in country
by Marina MAGNAVAL, 2019-06-20
According to the State Insurance Supervision Service, the total number of Georgian citizens with private health insurance is 15%, almost exactly the same as a year ago, Business Georgia reported.
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STATISTICS: RUSSIA, 1Q2019: market GWP remained almost unchanged amid paid claims growth of about 28% y-o-y
by Marina MAGNAVAL, 2019-06-20
Insurer GWP amounted to RUB 378.6 billion (EUR 5.2 billion) in 1Q2019, almost the same level as a year ago. Meanwhile, total paid claims increased rapidly, by 27.6% to RUB 139.2 billion (EUR 1.9 billion), statistical data of the Bank of Russia show.
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RUSSIA: Bancassurance may drop by 10-12% at the end of the year
by Marina MAGNAVAL, 2019-06-20
According to ExpertRA, Russia's largest credit rating agency, Bancassurance, despite impressive growth last year (+44.4%), may decline by 10-12% by the end of 2019, ASN reports with reference to the agency's research.
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RUSSIA: total number of agents for TOP-100 insurance companies increased by almost 13%
by Marina MAGNAVAL, 2019-06-20
The total number of active agents for the leading 100 insurers increased by 12.9% y-o-y at the end of the first quarter of 2019, ASN reports, based on data from the Bank of Russia.
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STATISTICS: UKRAINE, 1Q2019: the market grew by almost 15% y-o-y in local currency
by Marina MAGNAVAL, 2019-06-20
In 1Q2019, total market GWP amounted to UAH 13.3 billion (EUR 436 million), which is 14.74% more y-o-y. Growth was recorded both in the non-life (+14%) and life (+23.6%) sectors, however, market shares remained almost unchanged, as data from the National Financial Services Commission show.
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Webinar: AXA and Fremtind discuss how AI and analytics are changing insurance claims forever
by Adina TUDOR, 2019-06-19
To win the customer's heart, insurers cannot afford to lag behind on customer-focused innovation. Throughout the claims journey they must deliver interactive, personalised experiences.
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Seguros SURA Colombia is the first customer to use the FRISS Guidewire Accelerator for integrated fraud detection
by press.release, 2019-06-19
FRISS, Guidewire PartnerConnectTM Solution partner and Guidewire Software, Inc., provider of the industry platform P&C insurers rely upon, announced that SURA Colombia (SURA), has successfully deployed its integrated claims fraud detection program for motor personal lines with the FRISS accelerator for Guidewire ClaimCenterTM.
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On the move
SCOR Global Life announced appointments in France
by Andrei Victor, 2019-06-18
SCOR Global Life, a division of the French based reinsurer, has announced a series of appointments related to French market.
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GENERALI announced changes in the managements in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Croatia
by Andrei Victor, 2019-06-18
GENERALI CEE Holding announces some changes in the managements of its subsidiaries CESKA pojistovna (Czech Republic), Generali Poistovna (Slovakia), and Generali osiguranje (Croatia), to become effective in the upcoming weeks and months once the necessary approvals have been received.
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AXA XL appoints ex AIG executive as CUO
by Andrei Victor, 2019-06-19
AXA XL, the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA, has named Robert KLEPPER as Chief Underwriting Officer -- Short Tail Insurance Lines, reporting to Jason HARRIS, Chief Executive, Global Property & Casualty Insurance.
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New members elected in the Geneva Association's Board
by Daniela GHETU, 2019-06-19
The Geneva Association, the global organization of insurance and reinsurance CEOs, has announced the election of four new Board members. The association's Board refreshment follows to the appointment, in February, of Jad ARISS as Secretary General.
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TOP EVENTS
TOP EVENT: IIS Global Insurance Forum, Day 1
by Mihaela CIRCU, 2019-06-19
The 55th?edition of Global Insurance Forum, organized by IIS - International Insurance Society and The Institutes is taking place between 19 June - 21 June in Singapore.
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TOP EVENT: IIS Global Insurance Forum, Day 2
by Mihaela CIRCU, 2019-06-20
The 55th?edition of Global Insurance Forum, organized by IIS - International Insurance Society and The Institutes continues today with insightful discussions about the future of the insurance, the cyber threats and the impact of AI.
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VIG
Just 1 week left until the 2019 edition of the Azerbaijan Insurance Conference; online registrations still opened
by Daniela GHETU, 2019-06-13
Developing several mandatory insurance lines, as well as reforming the agricultural insurance system or taking steps to the market's digitalization and general modernization are the main growth solutions that will be discussed on the occasion of the 2019 edition of the Conference "Insurance in Azerbaijan: Trends & Opportunities", 28 June 2019, Hilton Hotel, Baku, Azerbaijan.
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Did you book your seat at the "State Insurance Supervision Efficiency in a Frame of a New Solvency Regulation Approach" Conference?
by Adina TUDOR, 2019-05-30
Re/insurance professionals from all over Europe will gather, on 25 June, in Moscow, at the "State Insurance Supervision Efficiency in a Frame of a New Solvency Regulation Approach" Conference, organized by the AIDA Insurance Legislation Working Group (AIDA Russian Chapter) within the AEB Insurance and Pensions Committee.
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STATISTIC UPDATES
  STATISTICS: RUSSIA, 1Q2019
  STATISTICS: UKRAINE, 1Q2019
  STATISTICS: ROMANIA, 1Q2019
  STATISTICS: SERBIA, 1Q2019

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EUROINS

EVENTS
DIA AMSTERDAM 2019
25-27 June, 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Conference "Insurance in Azerbaijan: Trends & Opportunities"
28 June
Baku, Azerbaijan


Les Rendez-Vous de Septembre
7-12 September 2019
Monte-Carlo, Monaco


4th Annual Connected Claims Europe
18 - 19 September, 2019
Novotel Amsterdam City, The Netherlands


Annual National Reinsurers Summit
19 - 20 September 2019
St. Petersburg, Russia

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XPRIMM Ins. Report FY2018
RUSSIA FY2018
KAZAKHSTAN FY2017 & 1H2018
TURKEY FY2017 & 1H2018
ROMANIA FY2018
Motor Ins. Report FY2017
Property Ins. Report FY2017

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