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|Type||Società per azioni|
|Traded as||BIT: G|
|Area served||Italy, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Americas|
|Key people||Gabriele Galateri di Genola (Chairman)
Mario Greco (CEO)
Alberto Minali (CFO)
|Products||Insurance, banking, investment management|
|Revenue||€88.55 billion (2012)|
|Profit||€0.09 billion (2012)|
|Total assets||€441.74 billion (end 2012)|
|Total equity||€22.57 billion (end 2012)|
|Employees||79.454 (end 2012)|
|Subsidiaries||Genertel, Alleanza Toro, Ina Assitalia, Europ Assistance Group|
Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. is the largest insurance company in Italy and one of the largest in Europe. It has its headquarters in Trieste. In 2010, Assicurazioni Generali Group was the second largest insurance group in the world by revenue after AXA.
Under the name of Imperial Regia Privilegiata Compagnia di Assicurazioni Generali Austro-Italiche, the company was founded on December 26, 1831. At the time, Trieste was the most important sea port of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The company grew in importance, becoming one of the largest insurance operators both in Italy and in Central Europe.
Today Generali operates primarily in Europe, Middle East and East Asia, with large market shares in Italy, Poland, Germany (under the name of Generali Deutschland), France, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Romania, Israel, Japan, China and Bosnia and Herzegovina, with secondary operations in Latin America, for example, in Panama. Generali's United States operations are concentrated in life reinsurance and financial products management, a result of the group's acquisition of Business Men's Assurance Company of America in 1990.
On Jerusalem's Jaffa Road the "Generali Building" (בנין ג'נרלי), built by the company in 1935, is still known by that name though for decades the company has had no connection with it. It is a famous Jerusalem landmark, due to the large and well-preserved Assicurazioni Generali winged lion on its roof (he:בניין ג'נרלי).
In India the company is represented by Future Generali, a joint venture of Future group and Assicurazioni Generali.
As of 7 December 2010, Assicurazioni Generali's largest shareholder was Mediobanca with 13.47%. Other declared shareholdings at this date were Banca d'Italia (4.49%), BlackRock (2.82%), B&D Holding di Marco Drago & C. (2.43%), Effeti (2.27%), Caltagirone Group (2.20%) and Petr Kellner (2.02%).
- Franz Kafka worked for nearly nine months (between November 1, 1907, and July 15, 1908) at the Assicurazioni Generali office in Prague.
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