Italian market News

Sicilian Gangsters Crushed Limbs to Fake Car Accidents in Insurance Fraud: Police

Sicilian gangsters dropped 25-kilo (55-pound) cast-iron weights on the limbs of drug addicts, alcoholics and other vulnerable people to obtain insurance payments for fake car accidents worth hundreds of thousands of euros, police said Wednesday after making 11 arrests in …

Argo Group Acquires Italian Specialty Insurer Ariscom

Argo Group International Holdings is the proud new owner of Italian specialty insurer Ariscom, giving it an efficient way to expand through Europe. Neither side disclosed financial details. Argo Group CEO Mark E. Watson III explained that the purchase helped …

Sompo International to Buy Italian Agriculture Insurer A&A

Sompo International said it has agreed to buy an Italian agriculture insurer in a bid to broaden the reach of a new, recently launched global technology platform focused on the sector. The Bermuda-based specialty property/casualty insurer and reinsurer expects to …

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 …

Willis Towers Watson Appoints Tosti as Head of Italy

Willis Towers Watson has named Gianmarco Tosti as the new country leader of Italy. He starts his new role on Jan. 1, 2018, and will be based in Milan. Tosti will also take up the role of head of Corporate …

Insurer Ageas to Sell 50% Stake in Italian Bancassurer to BNP Paribas

Brussels-based insurer Ageas announced it has reached an agreement with BNP Paribas Cardif to sell its stake in Cargeas Assicurazioni (CARGEAS), a non-life, Italian bancassurer, which provides health, homeowner, automobile and credit insurance to individuals and businesses. Ageas and BNP …

BHSI Opens London Office, Expands UK & Southern Europe Team

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI), in coordination with its affiliate Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Ltd. (BHIIL), announced it has opened a new office in London. In addition, key executive roles have been filled. Richard Nathan has been named head …

Generali Names Sesana as Italy’s Country Manager; Ryan Named Group CIO

Assicurazioni Generali’s board of directors has appointed Marco Sesana as country manager of Italy. He will also retain the position of chief executive officer of Generali Italia. Marco Sesana joined Generali Italia in 2013 as chief operating officer and was …

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 …

Generali Names Galateri as Interim CEO After Greco Departs for Zurich Insurance

Assicurazioni Generali SpA appointed its Chairman Gabriele Galateri, as acting chief executive officer after CEO Mario Greco decided to quit Italy’s biggest insurer to become the head of Zurich Insurance Group AG. The company’s board approved the termination of Greco’s …