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Zurich Insurance Group to reduce the capital intensity of its legacy life life portfolios with the divestment of its legacy traditional life insurance back book in Germany

Sale to further reduce capital intensity and exposure to interest rates Reduced sensitivity to interest rates reduces capital required to protect against volatility Transaction adds 8 percentage points to Swiss Solvency Test ratio1 Zurich in Germany to continue to invest … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group reducirá la intensidad de capital de sus carteras de vida heredadas con la desinversión de su cartera de seguros de vida tradicional heredada en Alemania

Venta para reducir aún más la intensidad de capital y la exposición a tipos de interés La sensibilidad reducida a las tasas de interés reduce el capital requerido para protegerse contra la volatilidad La transacción agrega 8 puntos porcentuales al … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group announces its exit from the Russian insurance market

(PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 20-May-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Zurich Insurance Group (SWX: ZURN), Swiss’s largest insurer, has announced the sale of its property and casualty insurance company in Russia to some members of the local team of the unit. According to … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group anuncia su salida del mercado asegurador ruso

(COMUNICADO DE PRENSA) ZÜRICH, 20-May-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Zurich Insurance Group (SWX: ZURN), la aseguradora más grande de Suiza, ha anunciado la venta de su compañía de seguros de propiedad y accidentes en Rusia a algunos miembros del equipo local … Read the full press release

Vienna Insurance Group AG to establish a new assistance company in Serbia called Global Assistance Belgrad

(PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 28-Mar-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Vienna Insurance Group AG Wiener Versicherung Gruppe (VIE: VIG), one of the largest international insurance groups in Central and Eastern Europe, has announced its plan to establish in April 2022 a new assistance … Read the full press release

End of Sampo Group share buyback programme: 17,128,505 own shares repurchased during the period

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 28-Mar-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Sampo Group (HEL: SAMPO), a Finnish financial and insurance group, has announced the completion of its share buyback programme on 25 March 2022.  Originally announced on 4 October 2021, the company’s share buyback … Read the full press release

Leadership changes at Swiss Re in Asia and North America

(PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 18-Mar-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss Re, the world’s second-largest reinsurer, has announced two new appointments in Asia and North America. Ivan Gonzalez has been appointed CEO Reinsurance China and China Country President in effect as of 1 … Read the full press release

Open GI Group’s subsidiary MLP NEWCO 1 LIMITED, the group’s AI and ML experts, appointed Damian Baxter as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

(PRESS RELEASE) WORCESTER, UK, 16-Mar-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Open GI Group, a specialist insurance software provider, has announced that its subsidiary Machine Learning Programs (MLP Newco 1), data, AI, and machine learning experts, will appoint Damian Baxter as its new … Read the full press release

Accenture to help Crelan Bank with the post-merger integration of AXA Bank Belgium

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 23-Feb-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security, has announced it has been selected by Crelan Bank to lead the post-merger integration of AXA Bank … Read the full press release

LV= talks with Royal London about potential merger have now ceased due to different mutual models

(PRESS RELEASE) BOURNEMOUTH, 9-Feb-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — LV=, one of the largest insurance companies in the UK, has announced that the merger talks that started earlier this year with Royal London, the largest mutual insurer in the United Kingdom, about … Read the full press release

Social and environmental impact financing: UniCredit to loan EUR 145 million to The Student Hotel (TSH) for the development of two new locations in Rome San Lorenzo and Florence Belfiore

(PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 8-Feb-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — UniCredit (BIT: UCG), Italy’s only systemically important bank, has announced it will provide EUR 145 million loan in the form of social and environmental impact financing to The Student Hotel, a hotel chain … Read the full press release

Aviva CFO Jason Windsor to leave the company

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 13-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Aviva plc (LON: AV), a British multinational insurance company, has announced the resignation of its CFO and director Jason Windsor. Jason will step down as of July 2022 to become CFO at Persimmon … Read the full press release

Aegon announces EUR 50 million share buyback program

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 7-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Aegon N.V. (AMS: AGN), Dutch multinational life insurance, pensions and asset management company, has announced it will repurchase common shares for EUR 50 million in order to meet its obligations resulting from … Read the full press release

Societe Generale: ALD to acquire LeasePlan from TDR Capital led consortium for EUR 4.9 billion

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 6-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Société Générale (EPA: GLE), a European leader in financial services with over 150 years of history, has announced it signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) for the acquisition of 100% of LeasePlan by … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group improves its capital utilization across its life back book with the sale of Italian life and pensions back book to Portuguese insurance company GamaLife

Transaction to release approximately USD 1.2 billion of capital and add 11 percentage points to the Group’s Swiss Solvency Test ratio1 Significant reduction in the Group’s exposure to credit risk Zurich will focus on protection and unit-linked solutions in the … Read the full press release

HSBC’s deal for HSBC life China gets regulatory clearance

Pursuing full ownership underscores HSBC’s commitment to expanding business in China (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 30-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — HSBC Holdings plc, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services providers, has announced that its deal for the acquisition of … Read the full press release

Allianz Life announces a $35-billion fixed index annuity portfolio reinsurance agreement, one of the largest transactions of this type

Allianz Life reinsures $35 billion of liabilities of fixed index annuity book in one of the largest transactions of its kind Agreement underscores shared values of flexibility, ability to scale, risk management, and commitment to policyholders Transaction expected to improve … Read the full press release

Allianz Group the leading insurance company in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 15-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Allianz Group, one of the leading integrated financial services providers worldwide, has announced that it leads the insurance sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The insurer has been ranked on the … Read the full press release

Aviva: financial scams promoted by paid-for ads must be included in the Online Safety Bill

One in eight people (13%) have been the victim of a financial scam which related to coronavirus. Of those, two-thirds (66%) said their total debts increased over the last year. Aviva calls on government to include financial scams promoted by paid-for … Read the full press release

Europe likely to see considerably higher reinsurance rates – Munich Re

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 18-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Munich Re (ETR: MUV2), a German multinational global provider of reinsurance, primary insurance and insurance-related risk solutions, has announced it expects continued market hardening to accompany January renewals, particularly for the European market … Read the full press release

Sampo plc announces EUR 750 million share buyback programme

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 1-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Sampo Group (HEL: SAMPO), a Finnish financial and insurance group, has announced that the Board of Directors of Sampo plc, its parent company, has decided to launch a buyback programme for Sampo A … Read the full press release

Orange to increase the capital of its bank with EUR 230 million; buys Groupama’s stake

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 1-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Orange S.A. (EPA: ORA), a French multinational telecommunications group, has announced it will invest EUR 230 million in its bank (Orange Bank) to increase the capital and speed up the growth projects envisaged … Read the full press release

Allianz completes the acquisition of Aviva plc Italian General Insurance business for €330 million

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 1-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Aviva plc (LON: AV), a British multinational insurance company, has announced that Allianz SE (ETR: ALV), a German multinational financial services company, has completed the acquisition of Aviva’s Italian General Insurance business for … Read the full press release

Aviva Fraud Report: consumers have low trust in the internet as a tool for shopping for financial services

More than half of internet users (53%) don’t trust that the adverts on search engines are placed by a legitimate financial services company or provider And more than half (56%) don’t believe that search engines verify the authenticity of the … Read the full press release

Aegon repurchased 35,933,035 common shares, July 8 – August 20, 2021 as part of its share buyback program

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 23-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Aegon N.V. (AMS: AGN), Dutch multinational life insurance, pensions and asset management company, has announced it has completed the share buyback program to neutralize the dilutive effect of the 2020 final dividend … Read the full press release

AXA announces capital increase reserved for its employees

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 23-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — AXA (EPA: CS), A French multinational insurance and asset management firm, announces capital increase reserved for its employees which offers to its employees, in and outside of France, the opportunity to subscribe to … Read the full press release

Leadership changes at Swiss Re’s Reinsurance Business Unit

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 18-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss Re, the world’s second-largest reinsurer, has announced it made leadership changes at its Reinsurance Business Unit. As of 1 January 2022 Julie Stephenson will succeed Jason Richards as Global Head of Casualty … Read the full press release

HSBC Holdings plc through HSBC Insurance (Asia-Pacific) Holdings Ltd takes over AXA Insurance Pte Limited (AXA Singapore) for US$575 million

A key milestone supporting HSBC’s ambition to be Asia’s leading insurance and wealth provider Strengthening Singapore as a global wealth hub for HSBC (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 16-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — HSBC Holdings plc, one of the world’s largest banking and … Read the full press release

EU clearance for the acquisition of Aegon’s businesses in Central and Eastern Europe by Vienna Insurance Group AG

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 13-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Aegon N.V. (AMS: AGN), Dutch multinational life insurance, pensions and asset management company, has announced receival of the competition law clearance from the European Commission for the acquisition of Aegon’s businesses in … Read the full press release

Enel X teams up with Neosurance and Net Insurance to introduce its first on-demand and pay-per-use theft insurance for homes

The partnership between the three companies enables the integration of smart home services with latest generation insurance services The smart home market is already worth 500 million euros in Italy alone, with security as the number one reason for purchase … Read the full press release