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Thu, 20 Jun 2019 19:25:39 -0500

Nobuhle Nkosi AGCS Africa Head of Financial Lines and Liability Storm Mhlambi AGCS Africa Senior Liability Underwriter Johannesburg, June 20, 2019: Allianz Global Corporate Specialty (AGCS) Africa announced that current Head of Financial Lines, Nobuhle Nkosi, has taken on an additional role of Head of Liability effective June 1, 2019.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 18:10:02 -0500

On 14 June 2019, the FSCA released a guidance notice on the sustainability of investments and assets in the context of a retirement funds investment policy statement. This notice is to provide guidance to boards of retirement funds on how to comply with parts of Regulation 28 (Reg 28) under the Pension Funds Act, 1956 that deal with the sustainability of their investments and assets, as well as setting out the FSCAs expectations regarding disclosures and reporting on this issue.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 17:23:25 -0500

Cofaces fourth survey on payment terms in Morocco shows a situation that remains worrying despite a slight improvement. Coface presents its fourth survey on the payment behavior of companies in Morocco.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 17:09:44 -0500

The natural gas market is booming and will increase in the medium term, but many factors point to a less promising future. Until recently, natural gas was acclaimed as the cleanest of fossil fuels and all indicators point to an increase in demand and production.

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 19:11:46 -0500

Delphine Traore Maidou Allianz Africa COO Johannesburg, June 12, 2019 Allianz Africa announced the appointment of Allianz Africa Chief Operations Officer (COO), Delphine Traor, as President of the African Insurance Organization (AIO) effective June 12, 2019.

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 16:34:02 -0500

Over a 1000 delegates from over 60 countries will be present at one of the largest insurance gatherings The theme of the conference is Insurance penetration in Africa: Insuring the uninsured. Allianz to continue increasing insurance coverage for individuals and businesses in Africa through trusted and innovative solutions.

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 17:52:23 -0500

Guidance note on requirements for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has released a guidance note on regarding the compliance with the continuous professional development (CPD) requirements for Financial Services Providers (FSPs), key individuals (KIs) and representatives.

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 16:34:46 -0500

AGCS partners with GM Consultant and HETI to provide an effective response to pollution and contamination incidents Global vendor network provides seamless response, including 24/7 crisis hotline and intervention in 30 countries across Europe, Asia and North/South America Crisis management services are becoming a vital element of the AGCS Liability product offering Johannesburg/London/Munich/New York/Paris/Sao Paolo/Singapore June 6, 2019: Allianz Global Corporate Specialty SE (AGCS) announced today that it now offers expanded emergency response services as part of its Environmental Impairment Liability (EIL) coverage when pollution and/or contamination events occur.

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 16:33:37 -0500

Safety and Shipping Review 2019: 46 large ships lost worldwide in 2018, down by a record 50% annually and 55% below the 10-year average of 104. Total losses significantly fell in accident hotspots such as South East Asia.

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 16:32:42 -0500

May 2019 - Associated Compliance Newsletter From AC CPD June 2019 to May 2020 Just when you thought it was safe to take your foot of the CPD pedal, and for some that pedal was flat to the floor during May, you are already in.

   
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