Articles by Gianluca Semeraro

Italy’s Generali to Seek Acquisitions in Europe, Asia and U.S., Says CEO Donnet

Italy’s top insurer Generali said it was ready to look around for growth opportunities in Europe, Asia and the U.S. on Thursday and said it was well positioned to achieve the targets it set in November for the years until …

Generali Plans Expansion in Asset Management to Boost Profits

Generali is looking to buy portfolio management teams to expand its asset management operations and beef up its fee-based business, the Italian group said after reporting a 9 percent fall in first-quarter profits on Thursday. Italy’s biggest insurer said it …

Top Generali Investors Making Their Influence Felt in Hunt for New CEO

French corporate raider Vincent Bollore is making his influence felt in corporate Italy by defying the country’s old guard in choosing a replacement for Mario Greco as Generali chief executive. Greco may have masterminded a three-year turnaround and a doubling …

Generali Investors Rattled About Report that Zurich Intends to Poach CEO Greco

Uncertainty over whether Mario Greco will stay on as chief executive of Generali rattled investors in Italy’s top insurer on Monday after a Swiss newspaper reported rival Zurich Insurance was set to poach him. Speculation that Greco, who ran the …

Fondiaria Battle Heats up as Funds Table Offer; AXA Interested

The battle for control of Italian insurer Fondiaria-SAI heated up on Wednesday when two private equity funds tabled a rival offer to one brokered by top investment bank Mediobanca to rescue the troubled insurer by merging it with peer Unipol. …