Generali News

Munich Re’s Ergo Decides Not to Sell Run-Off Life Policies as Offers Too Low

Munich Re’s ERGO unit has dropped plans to sell run-off life insurance policies, saying non-binding offers received by the company were too low. “In ERGO’s view, the current value of the portfolios and its potential appreciation is not adequately reflected …

Generali Posts 9.9% Drop in 9-Month Profits; But on Track to Achieve 2017 Target

Italy’s biggest insurer, Generali, kept its guidance unchanged on Thursday after posting a 9.9 percent drop in nine-month profits due to a loss on the sale of its Dutch business. Profits for the period totalled 1.463 billion euros ($1.7 billion), …

Insurers to Crack Down on Illegal Fishing by Denying Coverage

A coalition of insurance firms agreed on Friday to crack down on pirate fishing by banning coverage for trawlers whose illegal catches are worth at least $10 billion a year. Firms would deny insurance for vessels on a European Union …

Generali in Germany Launches Next Phase of Restructuring Program

Generali Deutschland has launched the next phase of its program to reorganize in Germany, which is one of Generali’s core markets. The program is designed to strengthen and streamline operations, while building the Generali Deutschland brand, said the company in …

Beazley to Manage Data Breaches for Generali Brazil’s Cyber Insurance Clients

Beazley, a specialist in data breach response insurance, has partnered with Generali Brazil to manage data breaches for Generali’s corporate and commercial cyber insurance customers. Beazley will coordinate the breach response for policyholders, including IT experts, legal services, identity monitoring, …

Generali Chief Underwriting Officer Sees His Job as Part Science, Part Art

Bill Skapof, chief underwriting officer and head of global corporate and commercial in North America for Generali, considers underwriting as much art as it is science. Skapof has more than 30 years of global insurance experience developing product, distribution and …

Generali Agrees to Sell Panama Business to ASSA for US$172 Million

Generali has entered into an agreement to sell its Panama business to ASSA Compañía de Seguros S.A., for US$172 million, continuing its strategy to focus on core businesses. Under the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, Trieste-based Generali has …

Report Calls out $361M of Euro Insurer Assets in Expanding Coal Concerns

A climate activist group is calling out a handful of European insurers for having significant holdings in fossil fuels despite pledges by the companies to be more climate friendly. A report released today alleges that Allianz, Generali, Munich Re, Swiss …

Talanx Acquires Generali’s Colombian Businesses for €30M (US$34.6M)

Talanx has acquired Generali Colombia Seguros Generales S.A. and its life insurance subsidiary, Generali Colombia Vida Compañia de Seguros S.A., for approximately €30 million (US$34.6 million) Generali explained that Talanx is acquiring 91.3 percent of Generali Seguros and 93.3 percent …

Generali to Sell $50B German Life Business to Restructure in Europe: Sources

Generali has put its 44 billion euro ($50 billion) German life insurance portfolio up for sale as it restructures in Europe, sources close to the matter said. Morgan Stanley is evaluating options, including a sale, for Generali Leben which ceased …