Reinsurance News


Dirk De Nil named Global Head of Zurich Resilience Solutions

14th September 2023

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) has announced that Dirk De Nil, the current CEO of Zurich Benelux and Nordics, will transition to the role of Global Head of Zurich Resilience Solutions, effective October 1, 2023, marking a significant leadership change within the organisation. He will take the reins from Hanno Mijer, who ... Read the full article

Zurich Resilience Solutions expands Sustainability Services team

16th August 2023

Zurich Resilience Solutions (ZRS), a global provider of Risk Engineering, mitigation and resilience-building services, has expanded its Sustainability Services team in the US, adding Jessica Balsam as Head of Climate Solutions, and Elise White as Director of Workforce Resilience Services. Balsam most recently worked with Ernst & Young Climate Change and ... Read the full article

Zurich Holding Company of America acquires cyber firm SpearTip

15th August 2023

Zurich Holding Company of America, a subsidiary of Zurich Insurance Group, has acquired SpearTip, a cyber counterintelligence firm that helps protect clients against cyber threats through proactive and response services. According to the firm, this acquisition expands the cyber risk mitigation services available from Zurich Resilience Solutions, a global division of ... Read the full article

Zurich reports increase in revenue while BOP goes down on H1 2023

11th August 2023

Zurich Insurance Group has reported that H1 2023 P&C insurance revenue was up 10% on a like-for-like basis to $20,163m, while business operating profit was down to $ 2,247m, from $2,379m in H1 2022. This quarter P&C (BOP) was 6% lower than in the previous year. In local currency, first half ... Read the full article

Zurich makes key leadership appointments for APAC Commercial Insurance business

12th July 2023

Zurich Insurance Group has made several key leadership appointments for its Asia Pacific Commercial Insurance business to strengthen regional go-to-market capabilities and drive expansion in key Asian markets. The firm has appointed Sean Walker as Head of Commercial Insurance & Chief Technical Officer, APAC, while Liam Burrell has been named Zurich ... Read the full article

Zurich NA unveils cyber insurance offering targeted for middle market businesses

11th July 2023

Zurich North America has unveiled a cyber insurance offering designed specifically for middle market businesses. The Zurich Cyber Insurance Policy Concierge Suite includes not only cyber insurance coverage, but also loss-prevention and resilience services such as a breach coach and a cybersecurity hotline available 24/7. Cyber Concierge, which has the ability to ... Read the full article

Zurich announces partnership with insurtech Qover

7th July 2023

Zurich Insurance Group has joined forces with Belgium-based Qover, to expand its embedded insurance capabilities. The insurer entered this partnership through Zurich Global Ventures as part of which Zurich is also joining the insurtech’s Series C funding round. Qover was founded in 2016 with the vision to simplify the future of insurance; ... Read the full article

Aon & Zurich-backed renewal data platform Big Ticket announces launch

20th June 2023

After four years in development, Big Ticket, an industry-backed renewal data platform, was launched at the annual Airmic conference in the UK. According to the announcement, this shared corporate data platform aims to transform the $1tn global commercial insurance industry by revolutionising the ‘broken’ renewal experience for risk managers, brokers and ... Read the full article

AXA and Allianz have announced their exit from the NZIA

26th May 2023

Two more big firms namely AXA and Allianz have announced their exit from the NZIA. This news comes in post comments made by John Neal the Chief Executive of Lloyd’s of London to Reuters urging the global climate alliance for insurers to make its membership rules less prescriptive or risk ... Read the full article

Republican AGs pen critical letter to NZIA members conveying “legal concerns”

18th May 2023

A consortium of Republican state attorneys general (AG) has penned a letter to insurers of the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA) raising concerns about the legality of their commitments to collaborate with other insurers and asset owners in order to "advance an activist climate agenda." The targeted insurers are all NZIA members, ... Read the full article

Zurich P&C revenue up 11% in Q1 to $9.41 billion

17th May 2023

Zurich Insurance Group has reported that Q1 2023 P&C insurance revenue was up 11% on a like-for-like basis to $9.41 billion, driven by strong growth in commercial insurance and a further improvement in pricing. According to Zurich, all regions contributed to the aforementioned growth, though North America displayed the strongest performance, ... Read the full article

Constellation’s Chilean subsidiary to acquire $2.6 bn annuity portfolio from Zurich

9th May 2023

Constellation Insurance Holdings, Inc.'s (Constellation) Chilean subsidiary, Ohio National Seguros de Vida S.A., has entered into an agreement to acquire Zurich Insurance Group's (Zurich) annuity portfolio of nearly $2.6 billion in reserves held in Chile. Ohio National Seguros de Vida S.A., which has been operating in Chile since 1993, offers a range ... Read the full article

Hannover Re the latest to leave Net-Zero Insurance Alliance

19th April 2023

German reinsurance giant Hannover Re has, after careful consideration, opted to leave the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA), making it the third high profile re/insurer to leave the UN-convened alliance in less than a month. Hannover Re joins NZIA founders Munich Re and Zurich in leaving the association, which was launched at ... Read the full article

Zurich to provide tools and resources to help suppliers transition to net-zero

12th April 2023

Zurich Insurance Group has announced it is providing climate training materials and teaming up with carbon accounting firm Normative to offer free access to the Business Carbon Calculator. According to the statement, these will help suppliers understand Zurich’s goals, calculate their carbon footprint, and obtain a blueprint of practical steps they ... Read the full article

Zurich joins Munich Re in withdrawing from Net-Zero Insurance Alliance

5th April 2023

Zurich, a global multi-line insurance company, has confirmed its withdrawal from the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA), citing a desire to focus its resources to support its customers with their transition. The NZIA is a group of 30 insurers and reinsurers representing around 15% of world premium volume globally. The aim is ... Read the full article