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Ageas UK’s CEO Watson to Step Down, Succeeded by Middle

After 10 years with Ageas UK, Andy Watson has decided to step down from his role as CEO and will be succeeded by Ant Middle, the current chief customer officer, Ageas announced. Watson has decided to step down from his …

Insurer Ageas Uses AI to Create End-to-End Car Damage Assessments in UK

Ageas is using artificial intelligence (AI) to create end-to-end assessments and estimates of vehicle damage, which it says is a first for a UK insurance company. Ageas is using an AI solution, developed by technology company Tractable, to support some …

Generali Is Front-Runner to Buy Portugal Insurer Tranquilidade: Sources

Assicurazioni Generali SpA has emerged as the front-runner to acquire Apollo Global Management’s Tranquilidade, the second-largest non-life insurer in Portugal, people familiar with the matter said. The Italian insurer offered the highest bid for the Portuguese company and is poised …

Belgium’s Ageas Acquires 40% Stake in Indian Non-Life Insurer RSGI

Brussels-based insurer Ageas has acquired 40 percent of the share capital of the Indian Non-Life insurance company Royal Sundaram General Insurance Co. Limited (RSGI) for a total cash consideration of €185 million ($160.5 million). The deal, which was first announced …

Ageas Agrees to Acquire 40% Stake in India Non-Life insurer RSGI

Brussels-based insurer Ageas announced it has signed an agreement to acquire 40 percent of the share capital of the Indian non-life insurance company Royal Sundaram General Insurance Co. Ltd. (RSGI) for a total consideration of €186 million (US$209.4 million). RSGI …

Ageas to Sell 33% Stake in Wealth Manager Cardif Lux Vie to BNP Paribas Cardif

Ageas announced it has reached an agreement with BNP Paribas Cardif to sell its 33 percent share in the share capital of Cardif Lux Vie S.A. (CLV), for a total cash consideration of €152 million ($172.7 million). Under the deal, …

China’s Fosun Weighs Acquisition of Belgian Insurer Ageas

Fosun International Ltd., the Chinese group backed by billionaire Guo Guangchang, is considering an offer for all or parts of Belgian insurer Ageas in what could be its boldest move to expand its international footprint, people familiar with the matter …

Malaysia’s Maybank Plans to Spin Off Etiqa Insurance Unit: Sources

Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank), Malaysia’s biggest bank, is preparing to spin off and list its Etiqa insurance arm on the local stock exchange, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. Etiqa, which operates in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines …

Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative, B3i, Forms Company Called ‘B3i Services’

The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i) announced the incorporation of B3i Services AG in Zurich, Switzerland. The company was formed by the founders of B3i, which previously operated as a collaborative initiative of 15 global insurers and reinsurers who came …

Ageas Sells Stake in Italian Bancassurer CARGEAS to BNP for $213.6M

Brussels-based insurer Ageas on Dec. 29 completed the sale of its stake in Italian bancassurer Cargeas Assicurazioni (CARGEAS) to BNP Paribas Cardif, for €178 million (US$213.6 million) in cash. Ageas and BNP Paribas Cardif have operated CARGEAS as a joint …