One of Brazil`s largest insurers, Porto Seguro S.A. («Porto Seguro»), and one of the country`s leading private banks, Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (Itau Unibanco), recently announced an agreement to merge their private and auto insurance. The merged entity, which will retain the porto Seguro name, will be controlled by a new holding company called Porto Seguro Itau Unibanco Participacoes (PSIUPAR). It would become Brazil`s largest car and residential insurer, with more than three million car policies and more than one million residential policies, and the third largest Brazilian insurer in total behind Itau Unibanco`s life insurance unit and the private bank Bradesco`s insurance units. Within the EU, Portugal has been one of the Member States most involved in maintaining transatlantic relations and the Latin American region as priorities of the European Union`s foreign policy. Supporting the establishment and strengthening of relations with several states and groups of countries through various instruments and mechanisms – CETA between the EU and Canada, the agreement for political dialogue and cooperation ENTRE the EU and Cuba, the summit and agreements establishing the EU-CELAC Foundation, the strategic partnership with Brazil, the EU-MERCOSUR association agreement, the modernisation of trade agreements, etc., as well as the firm commitment to negotiate TTIP. Under the merger agreement, Porto Seguro`s current majority shareholders will hold 57% of PSIUPAR`s shares. Itau Unibanco will own the remaining 43%. According to Itau Unibanco President Roberto Setubal, his company is «quite pleased to see Jayme Garfinkel at the helm of the company».
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