Italy News

AmTrust Accuses Ex-Broker Partner in Italy of Threats, Bribery, Data Theft

The box arrived at his home in Italy and, when he opened it, the insurance executive was chilled by its contents: nine bullets, one each for him, his wife and their seven children. Sent by “persons unknown,” the package is …

Germany’s Talanx Strengthens Bancassurance Presence in Italy

The Talanx Group, headquartered in Hannover, Germany, is strengthening its bancassurance business in Italy by acquiring the insurance companies belonging to the Italian banking group Gruppo Banca Sella. Via its Italian subsidiary HDI Assicurazioni SpA, Talanx is taking over 100 …

Generali Q3 Profit Falls 18% on Decline in Life Insurance Business

Assicurazioni Generali SpA, Italy’s biggest insurer, said third-quarter profit fell 18 percent after operating income declined at its life-insurance business. Net income dropped to 420 million euros [$458.6 million] from 513 million euros [$560.2 million] a year earlier, Trieste-based Generali said in a statement …

Best’s Italian Insurance Sector Report Sees Growth Despite Weak Economy

A special report from A.M. Best concludes that “Italy’s insurance market remained buoyant in 2014 and is well-placed to continue to grow in 2015, driven by demand for life products.” Best foresees a “second consecutive year of double-digit expansion in …

Generali Q4 Profit Drops 75% on Higher Impairments

Assicurazioni Generali SpA, Italy’s biggest insurer, said fourth-quarter profit slid 75 percent after impairments of its Russian stake and related to the sale of BSI. The insurer increased its dividend by 33 percent. Net income declined to 81 million euros …

Generali Meets Targets Ahead of Schedule, Sheds Global Non-Core Assets

Assicurazioni Generali SpA said it has reached most of its targets ahead of schedule after shedding non-core assets around the world and will present a new strategy in May. “The next plan will be quite different because it will not be focused …

Swiss Re Offers Food, Drink Protection for UK, Ireland, Italy

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has partnered with UK-based crisis management consultancy The RQA Group to launch comprehensive Contaminated Products Insurance for the food and drink industry in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy. The cover offers protection in both the …

U.S. ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ Europe’s Debt Woes Worry G20

Leading world economies pressed the United States on Sunday to act decisively to avert a rush of spending cuts and tax hikes, warning that the so-called fiscal cliff is the biggest short-term threat to global growth. Unless a fractious Congress …

Best Reports Italy’s Non-Life Insurance Sector Faces Shifting Landscape

The Italian non-life insurance market faces changes as the sector is subject to new legislation and industry consolidation, while the country’s ongoing economic challenges constrain demand for coverage, according to a new report from A.M. Best Co. Best explained that …

Swiss Re Reports Italian Insurance Market at ‘Crossroads’ of Change

According to Swiss Re’s latest study – The Italian insurance market: opportunities in the land of the Renaissance – “Italy stands at the crossroads of economic and social change, and therefore offers interesting opportunities for the insurance industry.” The report …