David McMillan has been appointed CEO of Aviva Europe.
The top five European stories from www.insuranceinsight.com over the past seven days.
Lithuanian insurers can expect the non-life sector to grow by up to 7% this year owing to the increased spending power of its citizens, RSA said today.
The Vienna Insurance Group has posted a 7% increase in profit for the first half of 2012 compared to 2011, helped by a 13% growth in profit from Central and Eastern Europe.
Regulations like Solvency II will have a significant impact on mutuals across Europe. Francesca Nyman asks whether the model will survive.
With all the turmoil across the Eurozone and with regulatory upheaval ahead, it seems it could be an interesting time for the bancassurance market, as Jakki May reports.
The acquisition of 123 in Ireland last year and growth across central and emerging Europe has helped RSA to report further growth in quarter three of 2011.
Despite a slowdown compared with 2010, Coface is expecting the steady pace of growth of emerging countries to continue, forecasting their economies to grow at 5.7%, in 2011.
On the recommendation of environment commissioner Janez Potočnik, the European Commission is taking France to the European Court of Justice for failing to comply with European Union rules on industrial emissions.
Latvia’s insurance market is young and has been hit hard by the global recession, Tara Kneafsey, CEO of RSA Latvia, Balta, talks to Stephanie Denton about how the market has been able to innovate and how holding rates will be crucial to future survival.
Three European independent insurance brokers, Siaci Saint Honore, Greco Group and Ecclesia Group have come together with Jardine Lloyd Thompson to sign an exclusive trading agreement.
Dr Jochen Messemer, ERGO Versicherungsgruppe AG board member responsible for international operations answers Insurance Insight's questions.
Increases in financial institutions' insurance ranged from more than 40% to 50% in Turkey, to 10% in Switzerland and South Africa. In the UK and Ireland, increases ranged from 10% to 30%.