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INFINOX Forex and CFD Broker Increases Additional Client Money Insurance to £1,000,000

INFINOX Capital Limited (“INFINOX”), an FX and CFD broker which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, has increased their additional clients’ deposit protection to £1,000,000 from the previous £500,000. LONDON, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Based in the … Read the full press release

Accenture to help Fukuoka City rethink the current health and welfare policies of its aging population

TOKYO, Japan, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has helped Fukuoka City establish the strategic plan for “Fukuoka 100 ~ Living Healthy for 100-Years” initiatives to support the health and long-term care of its aging population. Fukuoka’s citizens are aging rapidly, with … Read the full press release

Zurich and Capgemini joint Robotic Process Automation (RPA) projects won the Information Services Group (ISG) Paragon Award

PARIS/ZURICH, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Zurich), a leading multi-line insurer, and Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing, won the Information Services Group (ISG) Paragon Award™ Europe in the “Collaboration” category for their joint Robotic Process … Read the full press release

Georgette Fijneman succeeds Norbert Hoogers as Divisional Chair of the health insurer Zilveren Kruis

Zeist, Netherlands, 12-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Georgette Fijneman has been appointed Divisional Chair of the health insurer, Zilveren Kruis, with effect from 1 August 2017. She succeeds Norbert Hoogers, who has decided to leave Achmea. Georgette Fijneman joined Achmea in March 2016 as … Read the full press release

Risk Frontiers 2017: Euler Hermes latest analysis on Africa’s economic performance

PARIS, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Euler Hermes, the global leader in trade credit insurance recently presented its latest analysis on Africa’s economic performance at a ‘Risk Frontiers 2017’ conference in London. Highlights of the speech by Stéphane Colliac, chief economist for … Read the full press release

Swiss Re makes ESG considerations an integral part of its investment process

Swiss Re is among the first in the re/insurance industry to switch to benchmarks that systematically integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria Publication launched today by Swiss Re explains why ESG integration makes economic sense for long term investors … Read the full press release

Swiss Re Institute’s latest sigma report: Global insurance premiums up 3.1% in real terms in 2016

Global insurance premiums increased by 3.1% in 2016; down from 4.3% growth in 2015. Life premium growth slowed to 2.5% and non-life to 3.7% in 2016, due to weaker performance in advanced markets Profitability in the life and non-life sectors … Read the full press release

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Bradesco Seguros officially started the joint venture operation in Brazil

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ltd and Bradesco Seguros S.A. have closed the transaction announced in October 2016; the joint venture has officially commenced operations in Brazil The commercial large-risk portfolio of Bradesco Seguros S.A. has been integrated into Swiss Re Corporate … Read the full press release

Félix Giorgetti and AG Real Estate to develop Goodyear’s future global innovation center and office buildings in Luxembourg

BRUSSELS, 06-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Félix Giorgetti and AG Real Estate have signed a partnership in the form of a 30-year Design, Build, Finance and Maintain agreement (DBFM) to develop Goodyear’s future global innovation center and office buildings located at the new Luxembourg … Read the full press release

Peter Coleman appointed Financial Planning and Strategy Director at Prudential Financial Planning

LONDON, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Prudential Financial Planning announces today the appointment of Peter Coleman to its executive management team as Financial Planning and Strategy Director. Peter, latterly CFO at life and protection specialist Lifesearch, will have responsibility for developing and … Read the full press release

Prudential: World Bank Group’s IFC to raise $500 million Eastspring Investments for infrastructure projects in emerging markets

Hong Kong SAR, China, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today signed an agreement with Eastspring Investments, the Asian asset management business of Prudential plc, to raise $500 million for an innovative IFC program that … Read the full press release

Munich Re joins the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF)

Munich Re is a partner to PEF, a World Bank initiative to contain pandemic outbreaks in developing countries MUNICH, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Munich Re has joined forces with the World Bank, the World Health Organization and other financial sector companies … Read the full press release

Aegon to divest its two largest US run-off businesses

THE HAGUE, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aegon has successfully completed its transaction with Wilton Re to divest its two largest US run-off businesses, the payout annuity business and the Bank Owned / Corporate Owned Life Insurance business (BOLI/COLI). The transaction … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group exceeds current carbon emission and energy consumption targets

ZURICH, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global insurer already exceeding current carbon emission and energy consumption targets and sets new ambitious targets to be achieved by 2025. Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) has reached a great milestone in its ambition to limit … Read the full press release

Vienna Insurance Group launches comprehensive digitalisation project to be implemented within the Group

Launch of Genesis digitalisation project VIENNA, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Polish VIG Group company Compensa has launched the most comprehensive digitalisation project to be implemented within the Group. The total investment amount is around EUR 25 million and Vienna Insurance … Read the full press release

Triton Fund III company Mehiläinen and Finnish insurance company LocalTapiola start a strategic partnership

HELSINKI, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mehiläinen, a Triton Fund III company, and LocalTapiola, a leading Finnish insurance company, will start a strategic partnership. The aim of the companies is to enable a more streamlined service for shared customers and to develop … Read the full press release

Transactor Global Solutions Limited to distribute a new household insurance scheme from specialist motor and property underwriting agency Tansar

WINCHESTER, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Insurance software provider Transactor Global Solutions Limited (TGSL) will be the first software house to distribute a new household insurance scheme from specialist motor and property underwriting agency, Tansar. The scheme will join TGSLs panel of … Read the full press release

Transactor Global Solutions Limited passed the system resilience review conducted by NCC Group on behalf of BIBA

WINCHESTER, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Insurance software provider Transactor Global Solutions Limited (TGSL) announces it has passed the system resilience review conducted by NCC Group on behalf of BIBA. NCC Group conducted a thorough assessment of TGSL’s policies, procedures and working … Read the full press release

Swiss Re: 20 new emerging risk themes and six emerging trends in this year’s SONAR re/insurance report

Swiss Re’s latest SONAR report features 20 new emerging risk themes and six emerging trend spotlights the re/insurance industry should have on its radar Reduced market access, regulatory fragmentation, the return of inflation, and cloud risk accumulation pose the largest … Read the full press release

Ageas reports the purchase of 155,446 Ageas shares on NYSE Euronext Brussels

BRUSSELS, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Further to the initiation of the share buy-back programme announced on 10 August 2016, Ageas reports the purchase of 155,446 Ageas shares on NYSE Euronext Brussels in the period from 05-06-2017 until 09-06-2017. Date Number ofShares … Read the full press release

Coface launches new customer portal

Bois-Colombes, France, 24-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Coface’s new customer portal and fully revamped CofaNet online credit insurance contract management tool are being launched today. With the new solutions, customers will benefit from innovative features, unique access, customised content, advanced ergonomics, … Read the full press release

Co-op Funeralcare: worrying gap in end of life planning across Devon

MANCHESTER, 23-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Figures published by Co-op Funeralcare reveal a worrying gap in end of life planning across Devon, with as many as 91% of adults in the region yet to create a funeral plan and almost a quarter … Read the full press release

Jean-Laurent Granier will join Generali Group as Country manager for France and Président Directeur Général (PDG) of Generali France

MILAN/PARIS, 15-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — – Generali announces that Jean-Laurent Granier will join Generali Group as Country manager for France and Président Directeur Général (PDG) of Generali France with effect from 1st June 2017. In his capacity, Jean-Laurent Granier will … Read the full press release

Cyber Assist Appoints Open GI as Technology Partner

London-based cyber insurance underwriting agency Cyber Assist, in partnership with Novae, have today appointed Open GI London as their preferred technology partner.   WORCESTER, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Cyber Assist, founded by David Channing and Sean Yeo, provides brokers with a range … Read the full press release

Zurich Is one of Top Three Global Travel Insurance Provider With Acquisition of Cover-More

ZURICH, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) today has successfully acquired Cover-More Group Limited (Cover-More), a leading travel insurance and assistance solutions provider based in Sydney with a strong market position in Australia, India and the U.S. This transaction … Read the full press release

New Aviva Study Shows Millions of UK Households Struggle with Basic Household Tasks

Aviva research finds home skills gap amongst UK householders One in five UK adults aren’t confident changing a light bulb Almost half of UK adults under 35 can’t cook a meal without using a recipe Four out of 10 under-25s … Read the full press release

New Statistics by Aviva Show UK Households Spend An Average of ₤16 Billion On Household Repairs

LONDON, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UK householders typically spend £16 billion* a year fixing things that have gone wrong around the home, according to new statistics released today by Aviva. Research conducted as part of the home insurer’s latest ‘Home’ report, … Read the full press release

Companies Missing Their Pension Deadlines continue to Rise in UK

LONDON, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In Q1 2017: 1 in 6 businesses (16%) applied to Aviva for a workplace pension after their staging date had passed – up from 14% in the previous quarter A quarter of companies (25%) are … Read the full press release

Aviva Age Inflation Index Reports an Inflation of ⅔% For All Ages

LONDON, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) was today reported to be 2.3%[1]. This figure is an average across all age groups, however Aviva’s Age Inflation Index[2] looks at how different age groups are experiencing price inflation … Read the full press release

Achmea names Emma Thomas as Chief Executive Officer of Achmea Australia

Zeist / Sydney, 13-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Achmea has appointed Emma Thomas as Chief Executive Officer of Achmea Australia, effective April 15, 2017 and pending regulatory approval. Emma Thomas succeeds Timo van Voorden who will step down after having held the … Read the full press release