Reinsurance News


Zurich recruits Global Cyber Underwriting Manager from Munich Re

2nd September 2022

Switzerland headquartered insurer Zurich Insurance Group has appointed Andreas Schmitt as its new Global Cyber Underwriting Manager. He joins the company from Munich Re, where he most recently served as a Senior Executive Advisor, based in Singapore. Schmitt spent more than 12 years at Munich Re, working across Germany, Australia and Singapore. ... Read the full article

Zurich announce new appointments to Commercial Underwriting

18th August 2022

Zurich Insurance Group has announced two new appointments to its Commercial Insurance Underwriting team. Stephen Moss joins as Group Head of Financial Lines and Cyber, and Andreas Schmitt joins as Group Cyber Underwriting Manager. Moss first began serving Zurich in 2017, as Head of Specialties, UK. He has more than two decades ... Read the full article

Zurich reports huge rise in operating profit

11th August 2022

Zurich is reporting that it saw a 25% rise in operating profit for H1 2022. The firm said in a statement about its latest results that its group business operating profit had risen to $3,393m, which it said was its highest in fourteen years. Likewise, it said its P&C business operating ... Read the full article

Canada Life Re & Zurich appointed in UK pension longevity swap extension

7th July 2022

The UBS (UK) Pension and Life Assurance Scheme is extending its longevity hedge by £0.5bn, and Mercer will continue to act as the lead commercial and investment adviser to the scheme’s Trustee. The Canada Life Assurance Company is acting as the reinsurer on the deal, which was arranged ... Read the full article

Flood resilience and prevention need to achieve better outcomes: Zurich

30th June 2022

Imprecise forecast and modelling, “flood dementia”, and inadequate early warning systems are some of the issues to be addressed to improve flood resilience and prevention, according to Zurich. Last year, the extreme weather event “Bernd” caused great human suffering, and millions in damage; such as primary German insurer Provinzial gross claims ... Read the full article

Zurich to sell German legacy traditional life book to Viridium

24th June 2022

Zurich Insurance Group has agreed to sell its legacy traditional life insurance back book in Germany to Viridium Holding AG, a specialist in the management of life insurance portfolios in the country. The transaction includes the transfer of $20 billion of net reserves, mainly related to annuity and endowment products underwritten ... Read the full article

Zurich’s International Programs business goes digital

16th June 2022

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) has announced the digitalisation of its International Programs business. According to the group, the transformation to its program workflow will significantly enhance customer and broker experience and allow for a more efficient, seamless and sustainable collaboration. The digital exchange of data between ... Read the full article

Monument Re acquires closed book portfolio from Zurich International Life

1st June 2022

Monument Re, the life reinsurance and insurance holding company, has agreed to acquire the closed book portfolio of Zurich International Life Limited’s Singapore long term life insurance business. Under the agreement with Zurich International Life Limited, the Singapore branch portfolio and employees will transfer into the new Singapore branch of Monument ... Read the full article

Zurich sells Russian business

23rd May 2022

Global insurer Zurich has agreed to sell its business in Russia to eleven of the unit’s team. The firm said that under its new owners, the business will operate independently under a different brand, while Zurich will no longer conduct business operations in Russia. The transaction will allow the new company to ... Read the full article

Zurich appoints new CFO of commercial insurance in Sarah Maillet

18th May 2022

Zurich has a new CFO of commercial insurance in Sarah Maillet, who takes up the role at the beginning of June. Maillet will report to Sierra Signorelli, CEO of commercial insurance, and be based in Zurich, Switzerland. In her new role, she will be responsible for leading, directing and controlling Commercial Insurance’s ... Read the full article

Zurich grows in P&C in Q1, sees immaterial exposure to Ukraine war

12th May 2022

Global insurer Zurich has seen its property and casualty (P&C) gross written premiums (GWP) jump by 8% in the first-quarter of 2022, as the carrier announces an expected immaterial exposure to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. P&C GWP rose from $11 billion in Q1 2021 to more than $11.9 billion in Q1 ... Read the full article

Zurich in talks over sale of $21bn German life portfolio to Viridium: reports

11th May 2022

Global insurer Zurich is reportedly in advanced talks over the sale of a €20 billion (USD 21bn) portfolio of German life insurance policies to Viridium Group, part of Cinven. According to Bloomberg, people familiar with the matter said that Zurich could announce the planned sale as soon as this week. However, an ... Read the full article

LiveWell by Zurich gets new CEO in Stephanie Lloyd

4th May 2022

Stephanie Lloyd has been appointed CEO of LiveWell by Zurich. Lloyd is set to lead the health and wellbeing business from 1 July and will report directly to Jack Howell, CEO of Zurich Global ventures. She succeeds Helene Westerlind – who has been named as CEO Zurich Portugal – and will ... Read the full article

Allianz latest to rule out insuring East African Crude Oil Pipeline

11th April 2022

Allianz has become the seventh insurer to commit to not providing coverage to the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). The pressure group #StopEACOP says that the insurer has sent it an email to confirm that they will not be ‘providing direct insurance’ to the project since ‘it neither meets our ... Read the full article

ClimateWise announces new chair and deputy chair

1st April 2022

Global insurance industry collaboration ClimateWise has announced Kevin O’Donnell, president and CEO of Renaissance Re as its new chair. As well as naming O’Donnell as its new chair, the group has also appointed John Scott, head of sustainability risk at Zurich Insurance as deputy chair. O’Donnell replaces Dominic Christian who has ... Read the full article