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Aviva plc to sell its holdings in Aviva Vita to UBI Banca for €400 million

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 23-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Aviva plc (LON: AV), a British multinational insurance company, has announced that it will divest its entire 80% shareholding in the Italian life insurance joint venture, Aviva Vita S.p.A., to its partner UBI … Read the full press release

Aviva welcomes Mohit Joshi and Jim McConville to its Board of Directors

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 21-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational insurance company, Aviva plc announces the appointment of Mohit Joshi and Jim McConville as Independent Non-Executive Directors of the Company with effect from 1 December 2020. Jim and Mohit bring significant experience … Read the full press release

Robeco appoints Clara Yan as Head of Insurance Analytics

(PRESS RELEASE) ROTTERDAM, 20-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Asset management firm, Robeco strengthens its Insurance team with the appointment of Clara Yan as Head of Insurance Analytics. Ms. Yan reports to Ed Collinge, Robeco’s Global Head of Insurance Strategy. In this … Read the full press release

Aegon sells Stonebridge to Global Premium Holdings group for EUR 65 million

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 9-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Dutch multinational life insurance, pensions and asset management company Aegon announces the divestment of Stonebridge, a UK-based provider of accident insurance products, for a total proceeds amount to approximately GBP 60 million … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse study: pension situation in Switzerland likely to deteriorate considerably in the future without far-reaching reforms

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 22-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse (SWX: CSGN), a global wealth manager, investment bank and financial services firm, has released its study on retirement provision in Switzerland showing that the path to early retirement is becoming more difficult. … Read the full press release

Zurich to plant 1 million trees to restore biodiversity at Brazil’s Atlantic Forest

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 21-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) announces an exclusive reforestation sponsorship in The Atlantic Forest initiative in Brazil. The targeted, sustainable reforestation project will see 1 million trees planted to transform a barren farmland back … Read the full press release

Allianz Benelux (Belgium) to transfer closed book of classical life retail insurances and 4,500 mortgage loans to Monument Assurance Belgium (MAB)

Allianz successfully executing its Life strategy to move to modern capital light insurance products, mainly Branch 23 and protection in Belgium As a next step Allianz is to sell 95,000 policies that are part of its closed classical life retail … Read the full press release

Zurich launches Global Business Platforms unit to expand digital services worldwide

Zurich accelerates development of digital services, creating a new unit to attract additional customers and meet their rapidly changing needs Jack Howell, CEO Asia Pacific (APAC), to lead the new Global Business Platforms unit focusing on digital services Ericson Chan, … Read the full press release

Aktia Life Insurance’s Director of Business Development Riikka Luukko becomes the insurer’s new CEO

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 31-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Finnish Aktia Life Insurance, part of Aktia Bank (HEL: AKTIA), has announced it will have a new CEO beginning of 1 September, 2020. The insurer’s current Director of Business Development and Board member … Read the full press release

Euler Hermes on Norwegian government’s NOK 20 billion (~ EUR 1.9 billion) support of the intercompany trade credit market

Landmark NOK 20bn support scheme agreed between government and private sector insurers Norwegian businesses will continue to benefit from extensive credit cover as economy emerges from lockdown (PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 24-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The world leader in trade credit … Read the full press release

Aviva sells 76% shareholding in Friends Provident International Limited (“FPIL”) to International Financial Group Limited (“IFGL”) for £259 million

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 16-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational insurance company, Aviva plc (“Aviva”) announces the closing of the sale of Friends Provident International Limited (“FPIL”) to RL360 Holding Company Limited (“RL360”), a subsidiary of International Financial Group Limited (“IFGL”). … Read the full press release

Co-op Funeralcare report: 9.7 million mourners had no chance to say their last goodbye at their loved one’s funeral

UK’s leading funeral provider estimates that 9.7 million mourners have been denied the opportunity to say their last goodbye at their loved one’s funeral 59% of bereaved UK adults said their grief process has been negatively affected by the lockdown … Read the full press release

Generali pays tribute to its 150,000 plus agents through its first ever global advertising campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 13-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Italian insurance company, Generali announces the launch of its first-ever Global Advertising Campaign in its 189-year history. The campaign celebrates and empowers Generali’s 150,000 agents, illustrating how Generali is a true Lifetime Partner … Read the full press release

Accenture and Sopra Steria transformation program to modernize Covéa’s finance function across its three brands — MAAF, MMA and GMF

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 22-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational professional services company Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Sopra Steria, European information technology consultancy formed by the merger of Sopra Group SA and Groupe Steria SCA, have announced they signed a four-year joint … Read the full press release

Thierry Léger to succeed Edi Schmid as Group Chief Underwriting Officer at Swiss Re

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 19-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The world’s second-largest reinsurer Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd, (Swiss Re) has announced leadership changes as well as changes to its Life Capital Business Unit. Starting from 1 September 2020 the reinsurer will have … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group: UK’s Financial Conduct Authority to test policy wordings in the UK High Court

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 1-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss global general and life insurer Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) announced it is welcoming the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority decision to test policy wordings from across the UK insurance industry in the UK … Read the full press release

Lime and Allianz to improve safety of micromobility through global strategic partnership

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 27-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global leader in shared smart mobility solutions, Lime and Allianz, via its Allianz Partners entity dedicated to assistance and insurance solutions, have entered into a global strategic partnership. The collaboration aims to improve … Read the full press release

First Tokio Marine Kiln forecasts to reflect Covid-19 effects released

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 21-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Insurance and reinsurance syndicates firm Tokio Marine Kiln Syndicates Ltd. (TMK) has announced it released forecasts for the 2018 and 2019 years of account for its two non-aligned syndicates. TMK’s forecast ranges have … Read the full press release

Accor guests worldwide to benefit from AXA’s expert medical solutions

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 15-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global insurance leader, AXA announces an innovative strategic partnership with Accor, a global hospitality leader, to provide medical support to guests across the 5000 Accor hotels worldwide. As soon as July 2020, this … Read the full press release

Milena Mondini de Focatiis to succeed David Stevens as CEO of Admiral Group

(PRESS RELEASE) CARDIFF, UK, 5-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Admiral Group plc announces the retirement of its Chief Executive Officer. David Stevens has notified the Board of his intention to retire from his position as Group CEO and as a director … Read the full press release

APG signs Dutch Business Sustainable Mobility Pledge

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERLEN, the Netherlands, 21-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — APG signed up with Anders Reizen to cut its own carbon footprint to half. Anders Reizen is a coalition of some 50 organizations with the common ambition of halving carbon emissions … Read the full press release

IKEA rolls out home insurance in Switzerland and Singapore in partnership with white-label insurance digital platform iptiQ

IKEA rolls out home insurance in Switzerland and Singapore in partnership with white-label insurance digital platform iptiQ

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 18-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss Re owned white-label insurance provider iptiQ partners with IKEA over making home insurance more accessible and affordable. The two companies will launch a home insurance offering called HEMSÄKER, which can be arranged … Read the full press release

AXA XL clients will combat cyber-crime by relying on Accenture Cyber Incident Response Service

AXA XL clients will combat cyber-crime by relying on Accenture Cyber Incident Response Service

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 10-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global professional services company Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has just announced AXA XL clients will now be using its Cyber Incident Response Service in order to respond and recover from cyberattacks. Accenture Security’s global … Read the full press release

Allianz to establish life insurance joint venture in Japan with AEON Financial Service

Allianz to establish life insurance joint venture in Japan with AEON Financial Service

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 4-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Allianz SE announced it will establish a life insurance joint venture (JV) with bank holding group AEON Financial Service (AFS). The newly formed joint venture will focus on developing and marketing life insurance … Read the full press release

Energy Hub for Generali workers’ physical, mental wellness

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 30-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Insurance company, Generali, revitalizes the energy of its employees by launching ‘Energy Hub’ project for them to promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. The Energy Hub, located in the Generali Tower in Milan, … Read the full press release

‘Financial NewTech Challenge 2020’ launches today

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational company, Capgemini together with Efma launched the Financial NewTech Challenge 2020 today, powered by FinTechVisor. The Financial NewTech Challenge 2020 aims to discover the best collaborative business solutions that will be … Read the full press release

Tobias C. Pross to succeed Andreas Utermann as CEO of Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI)

Deborah Zurkow, currently Global Head of Alternatives, to become Global Head of Investments (PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 11-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) announceS leadership changes effective January 1, 2020 as part of its succession plan. Andreas Utermann to … Read the full press release

Munich Re: faster claims estimates, improved accuracy in risk assessment and better loss prevention thanks to data analytics and AI

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 22-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Munich Re is launching a number of digital solutions aimed at making claims estimates faster, improving the accuracy in risk assessment and better loss prevention. The group is investing heavily in data analytics … Read the full press release

Finalyse welcomes Dublin as a new entity to the Group

(PRESS RELEASE) DUBLIN, 3-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the achievement of €10M of consolidated income and 30th-anniversary last year, Finalyse has announced the opening of a new entity in Dublin as part of the group’s EMEA expansion strategy. Being a … Read the full press release

Jason Windsor appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Aviva plc.

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 26-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Aviva plc announces the appointment of Jason Windsor as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director with effect from 26 September 2019. In July 2019 Jason became Interim Chief Financial Officer and was previously … Read the full press release