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Wed, 25 Mar 2020 05:46:30 -0500

Robert Ter Morshuizen has been appointed Head of Property, Energy and Construction effective from April 1, 2020 reporting to Allianz Global Corporate Specialty (AGCS) Africa CEO Thusang Mahlangu, Global Head of Engineering and Construction at AGCS Chris van Gend and AGCS Global Head of Property Thierry Portevin.

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 08:05:29 -0500

If you havent already dusted off the business interruption, liability and event cancellation policies you have underwritten, or placed for an insured, and checked for coronavirus coverage, now is the time to do so.

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 08:03:54 -0500

A common response by businesses to the spread of COVID-19 has been to implement measures that require social distancing and remote working. To ensure business continuity, some of these measures rely on the availability of technology like VPN access, as well as the use of online platforms to hold team meetings, client calls, vendor engagement, and even mediation proceedings.

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 07:15:39 -0500

The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused significant disruption to businesses and a degree of panic within the employee community. Companies across the globe are activating contingency and business continuity plans and are allowing employees to work from home to limit the spread of the virus.

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 07:13:29 -0500

Johannesburg, 17 March 20: Following Sunday evenings far-reaching presidential address, the reality of dealing with COVID-19 has finally hit home to South Africans. With the country going into a shutdown as travel bans are imposed, schools closed and large gatherings prohibited, businesses across industry sectors face significant disruption.

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 10:10:01 -0500

Following the national disaster declaration made by the President of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, on 15 March 2020 around the spread of the coronavirus, the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) has decided to postpone the SAIA Breakfast Session which was to be held on 19 March to a later date in May 2020.

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 13:04:50 -0500

Companies can potentially face reputational damage or legal liabilities if they fail to appropriately manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Allianz Global Corporate Specialtys ESG team identified key trends to watch: climate change, water management, preserving biodiversity degradation and saving resources, prevention of exploitation in supply chains and good corporate governance policies.

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 06:28:42 -0500

The outlook for the insurance industry is finely balanced. The green shoots of market hardening that appeared in 2018 appear to have taken root in 2019. Losses from natural catastrophes were down. And innovative technologies that promise benefits across the entire re/insurance value chain are maturing.

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 19:02:59 -0500

Group net income rises by 21. 2% to EUR 1. 28 billion Gross premium grows by 15. 2% adjusted for exchange rate effects Proposed dividend of EUR 5. 50 (previous year: EUR 5. 25) per share Book value per share increases to EUR 87.

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 06:30:36 -0500

Following part one of our Insurance Growth Report, which presented a review of worldwide mergers and acquisitions, here we analyse transaction trends by region. 2019 saw another annual increase in global M A activity in the insurance industry, with 419 deals completed worldwide representing a 10% increase on 2018.

   

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