Italian market News

AXA XL Appoints Ex-Zurich Executive Longo as Country Leader, Italy

AXA XL Insurance announced the appointment of Saverio Longo as country leader, Italy. He will join AXA XL in November and will be based in Milan. He succeeds Simona Fumagalli, who was appointed head of International Financial Lines, Europe. In …

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Appoints Semprini from HDI Global as Head Italy

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Francesco Semprini as head Italy, effective Nov. 1, 2019. Based in Milan, Semprini will be responsible for managing the strategy, development and performance of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ business in Italy. Semprini has more …

Bellomi to Replace Semprini Who Will Step Down as HDI Global’s Head of Italy Branch

HDI Global SE announced that Francesco Semprini, the long serving managing director of its Italy branch is leaving the company on Oct. 31 to become Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ head Italy. He will be succeeded by Alberto Bellomi who will …

Legacy Acquirer DARAG Completes Purchase of DONAU Versicherung’s Italian Portfolio

DARAG Group Ltd., the Malta-based legacy acquirer, announced it has completed the acquisition of the Italian non-life portfolio of DONAU Versicherung AG after receiving approval from Austrian and Italian regulators. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.The deal was …

Italy’s Banks Look to Sell P/C Insurance as New Source of Revenues

An aging population and struggling state finances could turn into an unlikely boon for Italy’s banks, which have turned to a growing market for insurance to brighten their prospects. Intesa SanPaolo has marketed the move loud and clear since June …

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 …