The sale supports Allianz’s strategy in Belgium to actively manage its insurance portfolio towards modern life insurance products with an attractive value proposition for Allianz’s customers. The market share of Allianz in the country remains unchanged at around 6 percent. Allianz remains committed to the Belgian Market, focusing on open books. Allianz’s employees will not be impacted by the transaction.
For Monument Re, the transaction marks a major milestone in the realization of its closed life consolidation strategy for the Belgian market. After the respective acquisitions of ABN AMRO Life Capital Belgium, Ethias’ First A portfolio, Alpha Insurance’s traditional and credit life portfolio and recently a part of Curalia’s second pillar pension life insurance portfolio, the current transaction with Allianz delivers a substantial increase in scale, and confirms MAB’s position as a leading closed life consolidator in the Belgian market.
This transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.
Kathleen Van den Eynde, CEO Belgium of Allianz Benelux: "With this sale Allianz creates leverage to grow. It will further reduce our operational complexity and strengthen our already solid financial position. With its strong track record in acquiring and integrating policies and policyholders, we believe MAB is the ideal candidate to take over this portfolio. Allianz remains fully committed to Belgium and this transaction is consistent with our priorities to serve customers with our core innovative unit-linked and protection solutions. We will focus on continuing our growth path in Life, Health, Employee Benefits and further developing our Property-Casualty offering. We look forward to achieving our market ambitions together with our brokers."
Manfred Maske, CEO of Monument Re Group: "We are pleased to announce this transaction, which remains subject to regulatory approval. We look forward to welcoming the policyholders to Monument and would like to take the opportunity to assure them of our commitment to maintaining the high quality service and security that they have enjoyed at Allianz. We view Belgium as a key market for Monument Re and we are very pleased to now have the opportunity to take a significant step in realizing our ambitions. Following earlier acquisitions of four other Belgian portfolios this transaction with Allianz helps us to substantially increase scale and confirms Monument Assurance’s position as a leading consolidator in the Belgian market."