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Zurich adds climate change to natural hazards risk advisory service

17th September 2020

Global insurer Zurich has expanded its natural hazards risk advisory to include climate change services, underscoring its commitment to sustainability and a 1.5°C future. Zurich's newly launched Climate Change Resilience Services is designed to help businesses better prepare for both current and future climate change risks. Climate change is consistently viewed as ... Read the full article

Zurich avoids pandemic-related BI payouts in High Court ruling

16th September 2020

The wordings represented by Zurich Insurance in the Financial Conduct Authority test case reportedly do not provide cover for business interruption in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak, a decision the insurer welcomes. Zurich says this decision is supported by the limited numbers of claims relating to policies with these wordings received to ... Read the full article

Zurich promotes Signorelli to group CUO, moves group claims to commercial insurance

9th September 2020

Global insurer Zurich has appointed Sierra Signorelli to an expanded role as group Chief Underwriting Officer, and is moving the Ian Thompson-led group claims team to commercial insurance. Effective October 1, Both Signorelli and Thompson will report to James Shea, CEO of Commercial Insurance. Signorelli will in her new role oversee the underwriting ... Read the full article

Zurich UK names Tim Bailey as new CEO

3rd September 2020

The UK arm of global insurer Zurich has announced the appointment of Tim Bailey as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), succeeding Tulsi Naidu as she transitions to CEO of APAC for the Group. Bailey currently serves as Zurich's Chief Operating Officer (COO) for EMEA, and his appointment as UK CEO remains subject ... Read the full article

Zurich’s BOP falls 40% in H1 on COVID-19 and elevated cat losses

13th August 2020

Global insurer Zurich has announced a 40% dip in business operating profit (BOP) for the first half of the year to $1.7 billion, driven mostly by an impact of $686 million related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As well as the decline in BOP, Zurich has today reported a 42% contraction ... Read the full article

Zurich sets up health & wellbeing business, led by Helene Westerlind

13th July 2020

Zurich Insurance Group has set up a WellCare business to support its existing health and wellbeing initiatives and apply a global approach to their development. The new business aims to provide retail, SME and commercial insurance customers with tailored health and wellness solutions. Helene Westerlind will lead the business as CEO of ... Read the full article

DARAG completes transfer of Zurich’s German A&E PI portfolio

1st July 2020

Legacy acquirer DARAG Group Limited has completed the previously announced acquisition of Zurich Insurance's German architects and engineers (A&E) professional indemnity insurance (PI) portfolio. The legal transfer of the portfolio to DARAG's German risk carrier, DARAG Deutsche Versicherungs- und Rückversicherungs-AG, structured initially as an LPT or retrospective reinsurance, has now received ... Read the full article

Zurich adds Belinda Bates as Senior Climate Change Risk Consultant

11th June 2020

Global insurer Zurich has appointed Belinda Bates as Senior Risk Consultant Climate Change in Commercial Insurance. In her new role in Bates will be working with Amar Rahman, Global Natural Hazards Practice Leader, as well as the Underwriting teams, to further develop and deploy Zurich’s Climate Change Resilience Services. Prior to joining ... Read the full article

Zurich implements new legal panel for large & complex claims in EMEA

10th June 2020

Zurich Insurance Group has launched a new legal panel that will be tasked with providing advice on the management of large and complex claims across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The legal panel has been implemented to ensure greater transparency and consistency of legal services for claims, to ... Read the full article

Zurich bolsters global A&H with three key hires

3rd June 2020

Global insurer Zurich has added three new senior members to its Commercial Insurance Accident and Health (A&H) underwriting group. Chris Howard joins as Head of A&H in the US, Nicole Yates as Head of A&H in Australia, and Stephane Baj as Head of A&H in the UK and Multinational A&H. These new ... Read the full article

Insurers welcome FCA update on pandemic BI claims

1st June 2020

Zurich Insurance Group and RSA are among those to welcome the update from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as the UK regulator seeks to obtain legal clarity on business interruption claims related to the COVID-19 pandemic. After consulting with 56 insurers over the past month, the FCA announced today that ... Read the full article

Zurich says COVID-19 claims within P&C could hit $750mn in 2020

14th May 2020

Global insurance giant Zurich has recognised COVID-19 related claims within its P&C business of $280 million in the first-quarter of 2020, and has said that for the full year, this figure could rise to approximately $750 million. Overall, the company expects claims from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to remain within its ... Read the full article

Zurich NA appoints Chubb’s Alexander Wells to lead US Middle Market unit

1st May 2020

Zurich North America, part of Zurich Insurance Group, has named Alexander Wells as U.S. Head of Middle Market, effective May 11th, 2020. In his new role, Wells will report directly to Zurich North America Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kathleen Savio, and takes responsibility for the strategic management and development of the ... Read the full article

Enstar to reinsure $465mn of Lyft’s legacy automobile business

1st April 2020

A wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of legacy acquirer Enstar Group Limited has entered into a novation agreement with affiliates of ridesharing company Lyft, Inc. and certain underwriting companies of Zurich North America, a division of global insurer Zurich. Under the terms of the novation agreement, Enstar will reinsure legacy automobile business ... Read the full article

Zurich expands roll out of marine insurance platform

25th March 2020

Global insurer Zurich is accelerating the broader roll-out of a new marine insurance platform for small and medium cargo. The Zurich Swift Insurance Platform provides web-based access to insurance that users can tailor to their needs. The platform leverages automation technologies to allow marine insurance brokers and intermediaries to manage the full ... Read the full article

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