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The winners of the third annual Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards announced at the Elyseum in Paris

Insurance institutions showcase winning innovations transforming the industry PARIS, 13-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Efma, an association of more than 3,300 retail financial services companies in 130 countries, and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the winners of the third annual Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance … Read the full press release

Insurance group Achmea closes the sale of Irish life assurance company Friends First to Aviva group plc

ZEIST / DUBLIN, 05-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Insurance group Achmea announces the closing of the sale of Irish life assurance company Friends First to Aviva group plc. All the required regulatory approvals for the transaction have been received. Following these approvals … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group to improve business efficiency using self-service-enabling technology of InShared, the digital insurer of Achmea

ZEIST, ZURICH, 05-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Achmea announced today that it will partner with Zurich Insurance Group (‘Zurich’) to improve business efficiency using self-service-enabling technology of InShared, the digital insurer of Achmea. InShared’s IT-platform is fully designed around online service, from … Read the full press release

Allianz will phase out both its proprietary investments in coal-based business and its insurance coverage of such risks by 2040

Withdrawal from insuring single coal-fired power plants and coal mines in operation or planning, effective immediately Exclusion of coal risks by 2040 in Property and Casualty business and in proprietary investments Joining the Science Based Target Initiative: Commitment to the … Read the full press release

Allianz Group sells 8.4 percent stake in Banco BPI to CaixaBank for 178 million euros

Allianz Group sells 8.4 percent stake in Banco BPI to CaixaBank Allianz and CaixaBank agree to reorganize terms of insurance distribution cooperation in Portugal Allianz Group aims to extend and deepen insurance partnership in Portugal with Banco BPI, subject to … Read the full press release

Anna McNamara appointed group COO at Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK)

LONDON, 03-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK), the leading provider of specialist and corporate insurance, has appointed Anna McNamara as group chief operating officer (COO) with effect from 26 April. As Group COO Anna will lead the strategy and … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank Cyber Beyond IT event: Eight in ten UK business leaders very concerned about the financial implications of a cyber-attack on their business

Lloyds Bank cyber event finds that only a third of businesses have a financial plan in place in the event of a cyber attack But over a third would pay a ransom to get their systems and data back Only … Read the full press release

Tokio Marine Kiln launches new insurance and services policy to protect clients against the impact of cyber attacks

TMK’s new Cyber Ctrl insurance and services policy gives clients access to specialist breach preparation and threat monitoring services from leading experts XCyber® and Sytorus in a streamlined and simplified wording LONDON, 02-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK), … Read the full press release

B3i launches insurance solutions on a blockchain platform across the re/insurance industry

Transition to independent legal entity significant milestone for B3i B3i Services AG to commercialize blockchain solutions for re/insurance First product demonstrated efficiency gains of up to 30 percent in initial testin MUNICH, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative … Read the full press release

Jasmin Staiblin proposed for election to the Board of Directors of Zurich Insurance Group on the Annual General Meeting on April 4, 2018

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) announced today that the Board of Directors will propose to shareholders to elect Jasmin Staiblin to the Board for a one year term of office. The election will take place at the Annual General Meeting on … Read the full press release

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) appointments: Yves Jacob as Global Head of Coverage for public-sector entities and Laurent Morel as Global Head of Financial Sponsor Coverage

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) is continuing to strengthen its sector-based approach within the Financial Institutions Group, by developing coverage dedicated to public-sector players and by integrating the team in charge of global coverage for financial sponsors. … Read the full press release

EBRD loans EUR 25 million to banking and insurance software developer Vermeg to fund their acquisition of Lombard Risk

€25 million loan for acquisition of London-based Lombard Risk LONDON, 06-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is supporting the expansion of banking and insurance software developer Vermeg with a €25 million loan to fund their acquisition of Lombard Risk, a … Read the full press release

Generali completes the sale of Generali Nederland N.V. to ASR Nederland N.V.

TRIESTE, 06-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Assicurazioni Generali SpA announces that it has completed the sale of its entire shareholding in Generali Nederland N.V. (and its subsidiaries) to ASR Nederland N.V., one of the leading insurance groups operating in Holland. This … Read the full press release

Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited and Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited to establish a bancassurance partnership in Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand, 10-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited (“SCB”), a leading bank in Thailand, and Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited (“Prudential Thailand”), a subsidiary of Prudential plc, have agreed to establish a bancassurance partnership to … Read the full press release

Robinsons Bank and Prudential’s subsidiary Pru Life UK establish bancassurance partnership in the Philippines

QUEZON CITY, Philippines, 10-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gonkongwei-led Robinsons Bank and Prudential’s subsidiary Pru Life UK today announced the establishment of a strategic bancassurance partnership, in the Philippines at a press conference held at Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila. Through this partnership, … Read the full press release

Insurance Europe: digitalisation of the European insurance industry cannot remove all barriers to increasing the volume of cross-border insurance

However, digitalisation not silver bullet to remove cross-border barriers BRUSSELS, 22-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — While the digitalisation of the European insurance industry will reshape the way insurers innovate, distribute and interact with their customers, it cannot remove all barriers to increasing … Read the full press release

Munich based Allianz agency insured the 1.200 km long journey of this year’s Christmas tree for the Pope at St. Peter’s square in Rome

This year, the Christmas tree which decorates St. Peter’s square in Rome comes from Bavaria. A Munich based Allianz agency insured the 1.200 kilometer long journey. Munich, Germany, 17-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The stately spruce tree from the Bavarian-Czech border region is … Read the full press release

Prudential plc Disclosure of Effective Date of Board Change

02-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Prudential plc is pleased to confirm that the appointment of Jackie Hunt as an executive director and Chief Executive, Prudential UK & Europe, will be effective from 5 September 2013. Rob Devey will stand down … Read the full press release

New methodology reveals Aviva’s carbon offset programme has positively impacted the lives of more than 200,000 people

30-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer and one of Europe’s leading providers of life and general insurance partnered with climate and development experts ClimateCare, to develop a new way to measure and report the full impact of offsetting Aviva’s … Read the full press release

AXA Group launched its 2013 employee share offering across 38 countries involving 110,000 employees

29-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — AXA LAUNCHES ITS 2013 EMPLOYEE SHARE OFFERING (SHAREPLAN 2013) ISSUER AXA, ICB sectorial classification: Industry : 8000, Financials Supersector : 8500, Insurance Sector : 8530, Non life Insurance Subsector : 8532, Full line Insurance OBJECTIVE As each year, the … Read the full press release

Savills-advised Commerz Real AG confirmed the sale of The Lloyds Building to Chinese insurance company

22-7-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — A German Closed End Fund managed by Commerz Real, advised by Savills and CBRE, has confirmed the sale of The Lloyds Building at One Lime Street, London EC3 to China’s leading insurance company, for £260 million reflecting … Read the full press release

Richard Bennison appointed Non-Executive Director R J Kiln & Co Limited and Kiln Group

London, 31-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Kiln, the forward thinking specialist insurance and reinsurance business which is part of the Tokio Marine group, today announced that it has appointed Richard Bennison as a Non-Executive Director to the R J Kiln & … Read the full press release

Europe to strengten its preparedness against natural and man-made disasters

Brussels, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission today presents a package consisting of two parts: The EU strategy on adaptation to climate change sets out a framework and mechanisms for taking the EU’s preparedness for current and future climate impacts to … Read the full press release