Insurers News

AXA Enters Exclusive Negotiations to Sell Portuguese Operations

AXA announced it has entered exclusive negotiations with Ageas for the potential sale of AXA’s Portuguese operations. These operations include AXA’s entire stake in AXA Portugal Companhia de Seguros SA (P&C business), AXA Portugal Companhia de Seguros de Vida SA (life …

RSA Reports 84% Jump in 1st Half Operating Profit    

RSA Insurance Group plc, the subject of a potential takeover bid by Zurich Insurance Group AG, reported a jump in first-half profit that beat analyst estimates and restored the interim dividend. Operating profit rose 84 percent to 259 million pounds [$395.2 million], London-based RSA …

UPDATE: Allianz 2nd Quarter Profit Rises 15% on Fewer Nat Cat Claims

Allianz SE, Europe’s biggest insurer, said second-quarter profit rose 15 percent as lower claims from natural catastrophes offset a drop in earnings at Pacific Investment Management Co. Net income increased to 2.02 billion euros ($2.2 billion) from 1.76 billion euros …

Brit Reports H1 After-Tax Profit of US$6.4M, Compared to $94.5m in 2014

London-based Brit plc, which completed its merger with Fairfax Financial Holdings in the first half of this year, reported operating profit before foreign exchange and transaction related expenses of $70.9 million, compared with $172.3 million in the first half of …

Generali 2nd Quarter Profit Rises 51% on Life Business

Assicurazioni Generali SpA said second-quarter profit rose 51 percent, beating analysts’ estimates, after earnings from life insurance surged. The shares climbed in Milan. Net income at Italy’s biggest insurer increased to 626 million euros ($687 million) from 415 million euros a year …

Generali Acquires MyDrive Solutions, a UK Data Analysis Firm

Trieste-based Generali Group announced that it has acquired MyDrive Solutions, a UK company that uses data analytics tools to profile driving behavior. MyDrive Solutions, which was founded in 2010, specializes in identifying innovative and tailor-made products for customers as well …

AIA New Business Value Advances 21% in First Half on China

AIA Group Ltd., the third-largest Asia-based insurer by market value, posted a 21 percent increase in new business value as China became its second-largest market for the first time by that measure. The gauge of projected profitability of new policies …

Re/insurance Market Conditions Will Lead to More M&A Activity: A.M. Best

Merger and takeover activity is likely to continue in the coming months as re/insurers increasingly seek ways to deploy capital and create scale against a backdrop of ongoing soft market conditions and weak investment returns, according to a special report …

Quadriplegic Missionary Gets $26M Settlement in Montana Crash

Insurers for the Southern Baptist Convention have agreed to pay $26 million to a man who was paralyzed and suffered brain damage in a rollover crash during a 2009 missionary trip in Montana, Attorney Anders Blewett said Tuesday. The insurance …

Munich Re’s ERGO May Cancel Purchase of Greek Insurer on Instability

Munich Re’s ERGO Insurance unit may cancel its planned 90.1 million euro ($100 million) acquisition of Greece’s ATE Insurance SA if the country doesn’t return to stability. “Depending upon how the political situation develops, it is possible that we will exercise the right …