As the negotiations over Brexit reach another crescendo of confusion, especially as the EU, UK and European leaders meet in Brussels, the insurance industry can only look on nervously. Those nerves, spiced with concern, are not just felt in the UK but…
Insurers have been forced into the front line of the fight to stop global warming and climate change and they are beginning to feel uncomfortable and exposed. While several major insurers have issued bold commitments to join the fight to halt global…
Being able to offer attractive employee benefits is vital in terms of recruitment, retention and productivity, but they are both costly and risky
Generali general manager Frédéric de Courtois has been appointed vice-president of Insurance Europe and will serve a three-year term in the role.
Generali Italia has launched a three-year growth strategy that will see the company invest €300m (£258m) in its own business, with a renewed focus on digital and tech-driven services and prevention.
Insurers will inevitably retain insurance as their core offering. But must act more like venture capitalists and develop innovation cultures to succeed according to Geoff Knott, director, Ninety Consulting
The insurance sector must remain vigilant to challengers, be they data giants like Google and Amazon, or nimble insurtechs. Especially given that some already hold such rich data. So how can incumbents take on potential usurpers? Is now the time to take…
Overall, top-line growth for the 30 largest European insurers has been steady, reflecting the underlying economic conditions throughout Europe, explain Tim Prince and Yvette Essen, director of analytics and director of research at AM Best
Allianz will stop insuring single coal-fired power plants and coal mines and divest from companies planning to build more than 500 MW of new coal power capacity.
Italy’s largest insurer Generali is to sell its Belgium-based subsidiary to Bermuda-based Athora Holdings for €540m (£469.5m).
Japanese carmaker Subaru is offering three years of free comprehensive motor cover with every new car bought in France, our sister publication reports.
The perfect storm of conditions that has allowed the legacy sector to boom over the past couple of years looks set to continue throughout 2018 as capital continues to flow into the market, fuelling a pipeline of deals.
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Lloyd’s of London is under pressure from climate change groups to take action on insuring and investing in coal projects and change its rules for market members.
Italian insurer Generali is to divest from the coal industry as part of a new climate change strategy and has pledged to raise investments in environmentally friendly projects.
Generali has completed the sale of its entire shareholding in Generali Nederland to ASR Nederland.
Global Italian insurer Generali Asia has appointed a CEO in Hong Kong.
Compre has acquired two books of business in total worth €300m (£264m) from Generali.
Jaime Anchustegui Melgarejo has been appointed as group chief operations and insurance officer of Assicurazioni Generali.
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Marco Bolivini, head of broker relationship management for Hong Kong at Generali's global corporate and commercial division, has been promoted to a regional role.
Italian insurer Generali's Asia arm has hired Bruce de Broize as head of distribution for Asia.
Dipak Sahoo has left Generali's Milan office to become head of IT for Italian insurer's Asia operations.
This week I attended a briefing on hostage negotiation skills organised by an underwriting association and a wine tasting hosted by a rehabilitation provider.