Analysts bullish on Tryg's Q1 prospects

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.

Claims from Windstorm Dagmar in Scandinavia to break $46m

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Windstorm Dagmar, which moved across Russia north of St Petersburg on Christmas Day and until the early hours of 27 December 2011, caused power outages, tree-downings, and landslides and other…

Social media: The Nordic challenge

Voters in the recent Danish election set records with their tweeting but as Francesca Nyman reports insurers in this region are yet to take real advantage of this increasingly popular medium.

Tapiola has rating affirmed by AM Best

Tapiola General Mutual, Finland’s largest mutual insurer, has had its financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and its issuer credit rating of “A” affirmed by ratings agency, AM Best. The outlook for both ratings is stable.

Sampo Group entities' outlook revised

Fitch Ratings has revised the outlook to stable on Sampo Group's main entities, including the Finnish life insurer Mandatum Life Insurance Company, the Swedish entities of If non-life insurance group and the ultimate holding company of the Sampo Group,…

Nordic construction remains resilient

The Nordic area has been resilient throughout the economic downturn and is now showing signs of grow in areas including construction. While projects are usually funded by Nordic capital Asa Berglund and David Braybrook reveal that the region is open to…

Dutch moves on IPT reflect European trend

While the legal requirement for insurers in Europe to have fiscal representation seems to be on the decline, Mike Stalley explains why the need for their presence could be great than ever.

Corporate risks in the Nordic regions

The Nordic region has become popular for big and small businesses alike and was recently highlight in the news as a terrorist target. Jakki May reviews how insurers have responded to this and asks what other risks firms in this region face.

The end of the road for cheaper car insurance for women?

A Belgian court case that has been referred to the European Court of Justice questions the validity of using gender as a risk factor in insurance. Lesley Ainsworth and Paul Castlo review the impact the decisions in this case could have for all European…

Garantia Insurance assigned 'A-' rating

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it assigned its 'A-' long-term counterparty credit and insurer financial strength ratings to Finland-based credit insurer Garantia Insurance Company, with an outlook of stable.

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