Philippe Donnet News

Insurers Don’t Have Capacity to Handle Systemic Pandemic Risk: Generali CEO

MILAN – Europe’s insurance industry doesn’t have the capacity to deal with the systemic risk of a pandemic and more protection needs to be put in place through private-public partnerships, the head of Italian insurer Generali said on Thursday. Speaking …

Generali CEO Plans to Restructure Top Management: Sources

Assicurazioni Generali SpA Chief Executive Officer Philippe Donnet is seeking to overhaul the top ranks at Italy’s largest insurer to increase control on key businesses and speed up growth, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The CEO, whose …

Generali Aims to Become Top Player in Asset Management

Italy’s top insurer Generali on Wednesday said it is aiming to become a top player in asset management after confirming its 2021 financial targets despite the pandemic. At an investor day on Wednesday, the insurer said asset management allowed it …

Italy’s Generali to Pay 2019 Dividend, Resisting EU Regulatory Guidance

Italy’s biggest insurer Generali on Friday said it would pay its 2019 dividend in two tranches, confirming a total payout of 0.96 euros per share, citing its strong capital position. The announcement flies in the face of calls by industry …

Italy’s Generali Posts Record Operating Result for 2019

Italy’s biggest insurer Assicurazioni Generali confirmed all its targets through 2021 on Friday, after posting a record operating result for 2019, despite coronavirus-related uncertainty and soaring market volatility. Italy has been hardest hit by the outbreak in Europe, with 15,113 …

Generali’s Talks to Buy MetLife’s Europe Assets Stall over Price Differences: Sources

Italian insurer Assicurazioni Generali has held talks with U.S. rival MetLife Inc to buy the bulk of its European assets but discussions have stalled due to differences over price, four sources told Reuters. Generali, which ranks as Europe’s third biggest …

Generali Prepares to Make Formal Bid for MetLife’s European Assets: Sources

Assicurazioni Generali SpA is preparing to make a formal bid for the European assets of MetLife Inc. following months of talks, people with knowledge of the matter said. The Italian insurer has been finishing due diligence and aims to make …

Generali’s Results Prove It Has Right Strategy, Says Chairman

The good results Generali has racked up are proof that the insurer is well run and has the backing of shareholders, the group’s chairman Gabriele Galateri di Genola said on Tuesday. Generali became a target of speculation recently when Italian …

Mediobanca Pressed to Grow via M&A and Rely Less on Its Prized Asset, Generali

Mediobanca’s third-biggest investor Leonardo Del Vecchio called for it to get bigger through acquisition on Friday, stepping up his questioning of the Italian merchant bank’s strategy. The 84-year-old billionaire bought a 7% stake in Mediobanca last month, stunning corporate Italy …

Major Generali Shareholder, Mediobanca, Pushed to Alter Strategy for Insurer

Eyewear tycoon Leonardo Del Vecchio on Wednesday urged Mediobanca to build up its investment banking business in a challenge to venerable merchant bank’s strategy, nearly a month after he snapped up a 7% stake that stunned corporate Italy. Del Vecchio …