The Global Business Lines & International structure has been reorganized in 2018.
The new structure International includes: Spain, Switzerland, Asia, Americas & Southern Europe’s regions.
Figures as at 31.12.2018
Generali, in Spain since 1834, operates through Generali España, a wholly-owned subsidiary, and through two bancassurance agreements with Cajamar (Life and P&C), which guarantee the Group exposure to the major Life distribution channel and continuous expansion in P&C.
Generali is one of the main insurance groups in Spain, with a market share in 2017 of 3.2% in the Life segment and 4.4% in the P&C segment.
The Generali España group offers a wide range of Life and P&C policies dedicated to private individuals and companies, using a multi-channel distribution strategy including not only bank offices, but also a network of agents and brokers which is among the most extensive in Spain. All in all, the Group ranks eighth in the Spanish insurance market in terms of total premiums (sixth place in the P&C market).
The Generali Group has been operating in Switzerland since 1987, where it has been able to consolidate its position through the acquisition and merger of several insurance companies. In following the Group strategy, Generali Switzerland focuses on the retail business and provides high quality and innovative services through various distribution channels: agents, brokers, financial promoters and direct channels.
In 2017, Generali Switzerland ranked as the number two insurance group on the market in terms of premium income in the Individual Life segment with a 15.3% market share, and was eighth in the P&C segment with a 5% market share. The company does not operate in the Collective Life segment.
In 2017, the Life segment insurance market slightly dropped (-1%), also because of the low interest rate level, while the P&C market continued to grow (1.3%), although weakly.
Americas and Southern Europe
Argentina, where Generali is ranked as the fourth operator, is the main south-American market for the Group which has implemented best practices in its Argentinian subsidiaries, enabling them to stand out in terms of service quality and innovation. The company Caja leads the market in Argentina, excluding the business lines in which it does not operate (Workers Compensation and Annuities).
Brazil ranks second most important country of the region. The insurance sector today is characterized by significant expansion potential and a hike in the penetration level.
The Generali Group also operates in Chile, Ecuador and the USA.
Sale of the investment in the Panama branch was completed in 2018, as well as the sale of the company in Colombia.
In Southern Europe, the Group operates in Portugal, Greece and Turkey. The Turkish insurance market and the company in the country were impacted by the macroeconomic developments linked to the inflationary trend and depreciation of the local currency.
Generali is one of the key European insurers in the Asian market, and currently operates in eight territories. The predominant segment is Life, with premium income mostly concentrated in the savings and protection lines and, to a lesser extent, in the unit linked lines. Generali offers its products in the entire region adopting a distribution strategy that includes agents, brokers and agreements with banking groups.
Generali operates in China with Generali China Life, one of the five most important Life country, in partnership with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), which is one of the largest Chinese state-owned companies as well as one of the major energy groups in the world. Generali has a joint venture agreement with CNPC for the P&C products offer as well. Owing to its prominent presence in the Chinese market, Generali China Life is the leading contributor to the turnover and operating result of the entire region. A 100% owned distribution company was formed in 2018, which focuses on the agency channel.
Future Generali Insurance is a Life and P&C joint venture with Future Group, one of India’s major retailers. In December 2018, the Generali Group increased its share in the Indian joint venture to 49% by investing up to € 120 million in the partnership with the goal of intensifying use of Future Group’s vast distribution network in order to offer insurance solutions throughout the Indian market with a focus on digital.
Generali operates as Life insurer also in the emerging markets of the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, and as P&C insurer in Thailand and Malaysia, in the latter market with a 49% investment in MPI Generali.
Generali has also been operating in the Hong Kong market since 1980, offering both Life and P&C products. Hong Kong is also the location of the regional office (Generali Asia Regional Office), which coordinates all activities in the region.
MANAGER IN CHARGE
The CEO International is Jaime Anchùstegui Melgarejo.
MAIN GROUP COMPANIES
- GENERALI ESPAÑA - SPAIN
- GENERALI SEGUROS - SPAIN
- GENERALI SCHWEIZ - SWITZERLAND
- LA CAJA DE AHORRO Y SEGURO - ARGENTINA
- GENERALI BRASIL SEGUROS
- GENERALI - COMPANHIA DE SEGUROS S.A. - PORTUGAL
- GENERALI HELLAS INSURANCE COMPANY S.A. - GREECE
- GENERALI SIGORTA A.S. - TURKEY
- GENERALI CHINA LIFE INSURANCE
- PT ASURANSI JIWA GENERALI INDONESIA
- FUTURE GENERALI INDIA INSURANCE COMPANY LTD.
- FUTURE GENERALI INDIA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY LTD.
- GENERALI LIFE ASSSURANCE PHILIPPINES, INC.