Denmark’s largest insurance company Tryg is to buy competitor Alka Forsikring for 8.2bn DKr (£1bn).
Peter Hecht-Hansen has been appointed CEO of Nordics, Russia & Turkey at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, subject to regulatory approval.
Law firm Kennedys is expanding its international reach in Europe through agreements with three Scandinavian firms, which come into effect from 1 January 2016.
Aon has identified nine developed economies as being at an increased risk of terrorism, including seven from Europe.
Independent Zurich-based loss data provider Perils has disclosed its second loss estimate for windstorm Elon-Felix which affected Western and Northern Europe from 8 to 11 January 2015.
Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance has finalised its acquisition of Insure the Box and Drive Like a Girl from Catlin.
Insurers continue to lag behind their banking counterparts when it comes to mobile websites and apps, according to research from CP consulting.
Former Simply Business product manager Robert Hartley is to join Danish insurer Qudos as an underwriter.
Independent Zurich-based loss data provider, Perils has disclosed its third loss estimate for windstorm Xaver.
Europe got a battering from natural catastrophes in 2013, resulting in the region clocking up the most loss events for the year across the globe.
Europe's car dealers sold policies worth an estimated €16.3bn in 2012 across six major insurance, warranty and assistance types plus niche insurance products available in some countries, according to research by Finaccord.
Losses expected to be ‘in tens of millions, not high hundreds of millions’.
AIG is rolling out an e-trading product for brokers across five European countries following the launch of the platform in the insurer’s UK and Ireland businesses earlier this year.
Catastrophe modelling firm AIR Worldwide has estimated insured losses from windstorm Christian will range between €1.5bn and €2.3bn, with the majority of insured losses occurring in Denmark and Germany.
Managing general agents have seen a resurgence of popularity in the UK, but has there been a similar renaissance across the continent? Tim Evershed investigates.
International health insurance provider, Now Health International has appointed Per Bay Jørgensen as a non-executive director from July 2013.
Analysts at Berenberg Bank have said they expect Nordic insurer Tryg to post a combined ratio of 91.1% for the first quarter, on the back of benign winter weather across Scandinavia and favourable investment markets.
Several governments across Europe have ramped up insurance premium tax rates in response to finance deficits and a worsening economic outlook, research has shown.
Tax compliance can be a challenging issue for insurers and as Anne-Louise Fogtmann discovers unprecedented levels of indirect tax changes across Europe in 2013 are likely to keep insurers on their toes.
Tax changes that came into effect in Denmark, Hungary and the Netherlands on 1 January 2013 could pose challenges for insurers and brokers.
Norwegian insurance company Gjensidige has enhanced its risk management architecture to help comply with Solvency II.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has hinted that he wants to rein in Europe's legislative power. Ralph Savage looks at the effects it is having on European insurers.
Specialist litigation and dispute resolution firm Kennedys is expanding in Scandinavia through an associate agreement with Denmark's Advokatfirmaet Erritzøe.
Trygg-Hansa and Codan, RSA's Scandinavian businesses, have appointed Niels Mortensen as their chief operating officer.