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South America International Medical Insurance market shuts down in 2012

The distribution of offshore International health plans to wealthy individuals in South America has been a successful and lucrative market for many decades. IHI Denmark in particular, had built a considerable amount of its success in this part of the world over the years. In 2012 however, a combination of location regulation and poor plan performance has resulted in most key offshore providers pulling…

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Zurich international business expands

Swiss global insurance giant, Zurich, is on a profitable track this year, with positive results coming in from the First Quarter reports.
The group reported a total business operating profit of US$ 1.4 billion for the First Quarter of 2012 with an operating profit increase in the General Insurance sector of US$ 567 million to US$ 856 million.
It appears that Zurich may be overcoming difficulties…

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ING Leaving Latin America

Dutch financial services company ING Groep NV reached an agreement this week to sell off most of its insurance businesses in Latin America to Colombian conglomerate Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana SA for a reported €2.6 billion (US$3.7 billion). The deal, expected to close by year's end, is part of ING's attempt to divest assets and repay the Dutch state and could also instigate a slew of activity…

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Munich Re, Hannover Re Eye New Opportunities in the Americas

Munich Reinsurance Co., the world's largest reinsurer, could be seeking to expand its operations in the United States.

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Transamerica Reinsurance Names New Managing Director for Latin America

Transamerica Reinsurance has recently announced the appointment of Mr. Alfonso Lombao as Managing Director for Latin American Business. Among his regional duties, Mr. Lombao will coordinate sales, marketing and business development strategies, including customised product programmes and traditional reinsurance solutions. Transamerica Reinsurance is a division of Transamerica Life Insurance Company, a major worldwide supplier of life insurance with headquarters in North Carolina, USA.

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