Thursday morning, 9:15. Looking at the opening of the equity markets – the Euro Stoxx 50 Index was down 4.07% on the trading week at that point in time - I saw the market had finally taken up according to a stock exchange prophecy “Sell in May and go away” … but one month later. Read more...
The difficult economic and financial climate will continue to be a reality for the foreseeable future. Ongoing low interest rates, signifcant regulatory changes within a limited period and slowing growth in mature markets have resulted in a number of challenges. In this context, Ageas has made five strategic choices, based on where we believe we can make most impact. These choices do not indicate a radical shift compared with the past, but are a response to these anticipated challenges.
When Ageas acquired Groupama Insurance Company Limited (GICL) in the UK in 2012, Ageas consequently became the fifth largest UK Non-Life insurer (with a 5.2% market share), fourth largest Private Motor insurer (with a 11.7% market share), and fourth largest Personal lines insurer (with a 7.1% market share).
The Derogation that had been previously granted to insurers in the framework of the Gender Directive has drawn its last breath. Since the end of 2012, it is no longer acceptable to use gender as a factor in the calculation of insurance premiums… a minor revolution for those companies who needed to adapt and conform to the Directive, transforming constraints into opportunities.
|14/03/2013||Publication of the Annual Report 2012|
|28/03/2013||Ageas Club conference|
Start blackout period
before first 3 months results
Ordinary and Extraordinary
General Meetings of
Shareholders in Brussels
|06/05/2013||Payment of 2012 dividend|
|15/05/2013||First 3 months 2013 results|
|28/6/2013||Ageas Club conference|