European M&A opportunities

A range of dynamics influenced mergers and acquisition activity across the CEE in 2012 but as Leonid Zubarev explains the CEE region remains attractive to investors.

MENA insurers show resilience

Insurers and reinsurers in the Middle East and North Africa region have shown resilience in the past year and continue to maintain secure ratings.

Q&A: Vienna Insurance Group CEO Gunter Geyer

While the economic turmoil of the Eurozone crisis and heavy catastrophe losses eroded the bottom line of many European insurers in 2011, Vienna Insurance Group enjoyed the most profitable year in the group’s history, and avoided having its A+ credit…

Bancassurance in CEE: opportunities for growth

Some view Central and Eastern Europe as behind Western Europe, but bancassurance could help to change this. Thomas Schöllkopf takes a look at the motives and opportunities for growth offered by this alternative sales channel.

Bancassurance: a bright future?

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.

Growth in the marine market

New entrants are popping up in the European marine market on a regular basis yet report say rates are softening as there is over capacity. Jakki May takes a look at the market to assess what the real state of play is.

Joining up the approach to weather in the Balkans

Weather related catastrophes are common in the Balkans but there is a perception there that the government will always be on hand to help. However, as Sam Barrett explains the only way forward is to create and develop a market to enable the transfer of…

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