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Allianz begins 2021 with strong results

Published: Wed, 12 May 21

Allianz published its Q1 financial results today May 12, 2021. In a nutshell: Total revenues of 41. 4 billion euros, adjusted for currency and consolidation effects, flat compared to prior year level 1Q 2021 operating profit up 44. 3 billion euros 1Q 2021 net income attributable to shareholders increased ...
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Maria Grace appointed Global Head of Property at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Published: Mon, 10 May 21

Grace joins AGCS from Everest Re Group succeeding Thierry Portevin who leads AGCS’s global risk consulting team since March. Property line of business contributed 10 percent to AGCS’s global premium income in 2020 Johannesburg/London/Munich/New York/Paris/Sao Paulo/Singapore – 10 ...
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Parents: Are you properly covered?

Published: Thu, 06 May 21

Parents have so much to think about, especially when it comes to essentials like savings for the family, healthcare or provisions should something bad like a dread disease happen. There are many aspects of modern family living that require thorough planning, and short-term insurance should be key among them. Home ...
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Covid, Cyber, Compliance and ESG top risk concerns for financial services sector: Allianz

Published: Thu, 06 May 21

New AGCS report identifies key risks and loss trends for the financial services sector. Covid-19 may drive market corrections and insolvencies – which could impact financial institutions’ balance sheets, increase exposures for directors and result in litigation. AGCS analysis of $1bn of insurance industry ...
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SANTAM ADVISES CAPE TOWN RESIDENTS ON SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

Published: Wed, 05 May 21

Santam, South Africa’s largest general insurer, has cautioned Cape Town residents to be careful and to exercise extreme vigilance in the wake of the severe weather conditions predicted for the city and the surrounding areas over the coming days.   The SA Weather Service (Saws) ...
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Zendrive, DSG and MiWay usher in a New Era of Behaviour-Based Motor Insurance with MiWay Blink

Published: Tue, 04 May 21

Powered by Zendrive’s cutting-edge mobility risk intelligence platform and integrated by DSG, MiWay Blink sets a new standard of innovation in South Africa’s motor insurance landscape. [04 May 2021, Johannesburg, South Africa] — As the pandemic has dramatically accelerated the need for ...
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SAIA Bulletin - April 2021

Published: Tue, 04 May 21

During April we celebrated Earth Day and our President, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, joined some more than 40 world leaders at a climate summit convened by US President, Mr Joe Biden, to discuss the global climate change effort in the run-up to the next international climate conference taking place in Glasgow, Scotland in ...
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Coface records a good start to the year with a net income of €56.4m

Published: Wed, 28 Apr 21

Xavier Durand, Coface CEO, commented: “Our first-quarter results reflect our continued strong operating performance and an exceptional environment, where the number of bankruptcies has declined. We anticipate that bankruptcies will increase again once the health crisis is over and special measures to support ...
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INFORM YOUR INSURER OF ANY CHANGES CONCERNING THE USE OF INSURED PROPERTY

Published: Mon, 26 Apr 21

Short-term insurance contracts operate on good faith and it is the insured’s responsibility to disclose all material facts that may reasonably be expected to enable the insurer to properly assess the risk. This was the gist of a ruling by the Office of the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance (‘OSTI’) ...
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Technical Excellence – Principles and Practice

Published: Mon, 12 Apr 21

Technical excellence is a term that is often cited in insurance, and especially so in relation to AGCS’s international clients with their complex risk profiles. But while it is frequently used, what does it truly mean in this context? AGCS’ Chief Underwriting Officers, Renate Strasser and Tony Buckle, ...
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SAIA Bulletin -  March 2021

Published: Wed, 07 Apr 21

From the Desk of the Chief Executive: Viviene Pearson   In its report titled: Economic Conditions Outlook, March 2021, ...
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First edition of the Ombudsman’s Briefcase for 2021

Published: Tue, 06 Apr 21

In our first edition of the Ombudsman’s Briefcase for 2021 we take this opportunity to wish you a safe and prosperous year ahead. We face this year with a little more hope having emerged from a second wave of the coronavirus and with the COVID-19 vaccine being rolled-out. In this edition we look at insurance ...
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POPIA 101

Published: Thu, 01 Apr 21

All businesses with employees, customers and suppliers must comply with POPIA, which comes into effect on 1 July 2021. Here is a practical guide to the most important aspects   With the commencement date of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI) of 1 July 2021 fast approaching, businesses ...
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Satrix scoops 10 SALTA awards including South Africa's favourite ETF

Published: Thu, 25 Mar 21

Satrix’s Top 40 ETF was yesterday named South Africa's favourite exchange-traded fund (ETF) for the fourth consecutive year at the 2021 South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards (SALTA). The index investment industry leader scooped 10 SALTA awards, with the wins coming just two weeks after Satrix was named ...
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F&I shifting with the times

Published: Wed, 24 Mar 21

F&I Insurance last year celebrated 21 years of business and expansion with the appointment of a new Managing Director. This move heralds continued growth in the marketplace according to Executive Director and founder, Brian Muller. He looks back to 1999 when, after 15 years serving in the fire services ...
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Companies need to prepare for more political disturbances and violence ahead

Published: Wed, 24 Mar 21

Significant increase in the number of riots, demonstrations and vandalism, as terrorism events decline, means civil unrest is now the main political risk exposure for companies, resulting in significant losses and insurance claims. Impact of political violence can cause business disruption beyond physical property ...
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Scenario planning for future disruptions

Published: Wed, 17 Mar 21

The Covid-19 global pandemic highlights the importance of business continuity planning for current and future operational disruptions. Good continuity management learnings – robust planning and honest supply chain de-risk assessments – help businesses better adapt when the next event arrives. Covid-19 ...
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SOCIAL INFLATION

Published: Wed, 17 Mar 21

Social inflation is challenging the liability environment for companies and impacting potential claims payments for insurers, driven by a wide variety of factors such as anti-corporate sentiment, the rise of the litigation funding industry and even the growing use of jury psychologists. And it is no longer just a ...
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THERE’S A STORM COMING: CLIMATE CHANGE

Published: Wed, 17 Mar 21

Businesses are entering a period of huge policy and regulatory change as the world steps up its efforts to combat global warming. Actions to address climate change pose significant operational and compliance challenges for companies and those that over promise or lag behind are facing increasing scrutiny. As ...
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ESG MOVES INTO THE MAINSTREAM (AND THE BOARDROOM)

Published: Wed, 17 Mar 21

The journey from a voluntary regime for companies around environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics to a more regulated and compulsory one involving transparency, disclosure and reporting is well underway. Although there are currently no global, standardized ESG reporting benchmark requirements, “hard” ...
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