At a Glance
Generali is a major player in the global insurance industry – a strategic and highly important sector for the growth, development and welfare of modern societies.
In almost 200 years, we have built a multinational group that is present in more than 60 countries, with 420 companies and nearly 74,000 employees.
In recent years we have been through a major strategic reorganisation that has allowed us to bring in greater focus on our core business, greater discipline in the management of our assets, and simpler, more transparent governance. This process has led us into a new phase, based on more efficient business models, innovative commercial strategies, and a stronger, more global brand.
We are also deeply engaged in Corporate Social Responsibility – a commitment that is rooted that is in our work as insurers, but that also goes beyond our business vocation.
Figures as at - except otherwise indicated - December 31, 2016
Since the very beginning, our strong international vocation has set us apart and is one of our greatest strengths. Our geographical diversification is balanced between mature countries such as Italy, Germany and France, markets with high growth prospects (Eastern Europe), and emerging countries in Asia and Latin America.
Our international presence is our greatest strength: Generali is a major, Europe-centric company that however is continuing to build its presence selectively, also in Asia and South America.
In particular, we are the leading insurer in Italy, the second largest in Germany, and in France we are seventh in the life insurance segment (4.9% of the market) and sixth in the P&C segment (4.6%).
We have a diversified presence in Central and Eastern Europe,
where the Group is an undisputed leader in terms of profitability, with a combined ratio among the best in the sector. We are among the top three market leaders in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. Within the EMEA region the main markets are Spain, Switzerland and Austria.
We also have a significant presence in Asia and especially in China, India and Indonesia, where we are pursuing further growth and commercial development.
The Group is one of the largest foreign insurance operators in Latin America.
With the aim of developing the businesses with global outreach Global Business Lines provide access to integrated insurance and assistance solutions to cover the business risks regarding employees and assets linked to property and people, comprising four units: Generali Global Corporate & Commercial, Generali Employee Benefits, Generali Global Health, and Europ Assistance.
Group's Key Figures (€ mln)
|GROSS WRITTEN PREMIUMS||74,165||70,513|
|NET RESULT OF THE PERIOD||2,030||2,081|
|SHAREHOLDER'S EQUITY AT BOOK VALUE||23,565||24,545|
Figures as at December 31, 2016