Morocco News

Largest African Insurer Sanlam Completes Acquisition of Morocco’s Saham Finances

Sanlam Ltd., Africa’s largest insurer by market value, said it fulfilled all the conditions for the $1.1 billion purchase of the shares it doesn’t already own in Morocco’s Saham Finances SA after regulators approved the deal. The Cape Town-firm’s biggest …

Allianz Officially Launches Its Moroccan Subsidiary

The Allianz Group has officially launched its Moroccan subsidiary, Allianz Maroc, which has has been a part of the Allianz Group since Nov. 3, 2016, following the acquisition of 98.9 percent of Zurich Assurances Maroc. After obtaining the relevant regulatory …

Allianz Plans to Purchase Zurich’s Moroccan Division for $275M

Allianz Group plans to pay more than $275 million for Zurich Insurance’s Moroccan subsidiary. The deal for Zurich Assurances Maroc is expected to close at the end of 2016, pending regulatory approvals. Zurich’s sale of its Moroccan division follows a …

Lockton Opens Morocco Office, Based in Casablanca Finance City

Lockton, the largest privately held, independent insurance broker in the world, has opened an office in Morocco, based in Casablanca Finance City (CFC), an economic hub for the region. Lockton’s Middle East operations serve clients in the marine, aviation, energy, …

Zurich Insurance Plans to Sell South Africa & Morocco Units: Sources

Zurich Insurance Group AG has started a process to sell its units in South Africa and Morocco as it works toward turning around its money-losing insurance operations, according to people familiar with the matter. Zurich is working with financial advisers …

Aon Benfield’s Impact Forecasting Launches Algeria, Morocco Quake Models

Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, announced the launch of new Algeria and Morocco earthquake model to achieve more reliable estimates of the earthquake losses to insured properties in the two countries. “The models …

Countries Finalize Anti-counterfeit Trade Pact Text

Negotiators from nearly 40 countries have finalized the text of an international agreement to help fight the growing trade in fake and pirated goods, the European Commission and the United States said on Monday. The negotiators settled a handful of …

Ratings Recap: Munich Re, Island Capital, Orkney Re, SCR, AEGIS

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has said that its ratings and outlook on German global reinsurer Munich Reinsurance Co. (‘AA-‘/Stable/–) and core related entities) are unaffected by the Group’s first-quarter 2009 earnings announcement. “Munich Re’s net income for the first …

Credit Insurer Coface Downgrades 28 Countries, 19 on Negative Watch

Trade credit insurer Coface notes that the current “credit crisis, which entered its second phase in the fourth quarter of 2008, is worsening in all regions. After observing a decline in the average financial strength of companies in 22 countries …

Aon: Economic Crisis Heightens Political Risk

2009 will see the political consequences of the global credit crunch start to have an impact, according to the 16th annual Political Risk Map, launched today by Aon Risk Services, a division of Aon Corporation. In a global webcast, Aon’s …