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  1. June 15, 2014

    Zurich’s eco-warrior leads quiet green revolution

    Cecilia Reyes would not strike many people as a typical “eco-warrior”. But the immaculately dressed chief investment officer...

  2. November 17, 2013

    Zurich pledges $1bn to go green

    Zurich Insurance Group is to invest up to $1bn into “green” bonds that finance projects aimed at mitigating climate change...

  1. September 11, 2013

    Zurich Insurance names Tom de Swaan as chairman

    Zurich Insurance has filled the gap in its upper ranks left after the unexpected departure of Josef Ackermann by appointing...

  2. August 30, 2013

    Oil services groups lead the way in Europe

    Oil-related shares were the best performers on weaker European indices this week as crude prices rose on concerns over the...

  3. August 30, 2013

    Zurich to launch probe into death of finance chief

    Zurich Insurance will investigate whether its former finance chief had been put under undue pressure before his death, as it...

  4. August 29, 2013

    Zurich: executive tragedies

    Out of respect for loved ones, or perhaps because an investigation is under way, companies tend to release very few details...

  5. August 29, 2013

    Ackermann leaves Zurich after CFO death

    Josef Ackermann has resigned as chairman of Zurich Insurance after barely a year in the role, saying he was under pressure...

  6. August 26, 2013

    CFO of Zurich Insurance found dead in apparent suicide

    The death of Pierre Wauthier, the chief financial officer of Zurich Insurance, is likely to have been a suicide, Swiss...

  7. August 15, 2013

    Cautious Zurich leads retreat of financials

    Zurich Insurance led the European financial services sector lower after sounding caution on its guidance following a worse...

  8. August 15, 2013

    Zurich Insurance faces struggle to hit targets

    Zurich Insurance may struggle to meet some of its long-term targets, its chief executive said, as the group reported a...

  9. August 1, 2013

    Generali on track to make €1.5bn of disposals

    The chief executive of Generali says Italy’s largest insurer by premiums is on track to raise €1.5bn from disposals by 2015...

  10. July 26, 2013

    Italian police arrest 70 over mafia insurance scam

    ROME, July 26 – A mafia clan in southern Italy staged hundreds of fake car crashes every year to get millions of euros in...

  11. July 8, 2013

    Threadneedle chief mixes ease with pursuit of team culture

    Campbell Fleming is a big Australian who speaks like a rugby coach and has a razor-sharp eye for detail that gives away his...

  12. June 24, 2013

    Swiss Re to cut costs and buy back debt

    Swiss Re will make up to $300m in cost savings and buy back $4bn of debt, as it bids to improve profitability in the face of...

  13. May 16, 2013

    Richemont gains despite wider slide

    European stocks rowed back on Thursday, giving up initial gains to follow US stocks lower. Shares in Richemont , the luxury...

  14. May 16, 2013

    Zurich Insurance open to ‘extra risk’

    Zurich Insurance is opening up to riskier investments to offset the impact of persistently low interest rates after its...

  15. April 29, 2013

    Lloyd’s veteran to assess public bodies’ insurance purchases

    A Lloyd’s veteran is to get legal powers to scrutinise public bodies’ buying of insurance in the latest battle by ministers...

  16. April 8, 2013

    Lundin buoyed by North Sea find

    News that Lundin Petroleum struck a “potentially significant oil discovery” cheered investors on Monday. The discovery,...

  17. March 14, 2013

    Generali profits hit by €1.3bn writedown

    Shares in Generali rose sharply on Thursday after incoming chief executive Mario Greco staged a massive clean-up of the...

  18. February 14, 2013

    Zurich Insurance annual earnings up 3%

    Zurich Insurance Group said that its annual earnings rose 3 per cent in 2012, as the proceeds from a large sale of assets...

  19. January 10, 2013

    Generali to outline emerging markets push

    Generali will next week unveil plans to strengthen its focus on developing markets, such as China and Latin America, as it...

  20. January 7, 2013

    Rethink required on graduate training

    It’s 25 years, almost to the day, since I started at the Financial Times. “One tip,” confided a more experienced colleague,...

  21. December 18, 2012

    Three UK insurers face $380m bill on Sandy

    Three listed Lloyd’s of London insurers have estimated they are facing combined losses of about $380m from superstorm Sandy...

  22. December 17, 2012

    Zurich Insurance faces $700m Sandy bill

    Zurich Insurance Group has become the latest insurer to give an assessment of the impact of Hurricane Sandy, saying it...

  23. December 16, 2012

    Insurers issue ‘too big to fail’ warning

    Insurers are conducting a war of words with regulators trying to prevent a repeat of AIG’s collapse, as the industry makes a...

  24. November 16, 2012

    Sawiris fillip for T Italia and Vivendi

    Egyptian telecoms magnate Naguib Sawiris breathed new life into a struggling European telecoms sector this week. Telecom...

  25. November 15, 2012

    Zurich Insurance profits fall 62%

    Zurich Insurance Group said it could not rule out further writedowns at its troublesome German unit, as it reported a 62 per...

  26. August 16, 2012

    Zurich Insurance – on a Swiss roll

    Switzerland’s biggest banks and its largest reinsurer have had their wobbles, but Zurich Insurance Group, Europe’s second...

  27. August 16, 2012

    Zurich enjoys 13% rise in profits

    Zurich Insurance Group reported a 13 per cent rise in first-half profits, thanks to rising demand in its emerging markets...

  28. August 2, 2012

    Generali avoids writedowns to increase profit

    Generali’s net profit rose in the second quarter, in the first quarterly advance for Italy’s largest insurer by premiums in...

  29. August 1, 2012

    Old hand guides Italy insurance shake-up

    This is a pivotal week in the staid world of Italian insurance, for decades dominated by Generali over a host of also-rans....

  30. June 6, 2012

    Micro-insurers flock to Brazil’s favelas

    Ricardo Pires de Souza, a tattooed boxer-turned-insurance salesman, says the first trick to selling life insurance in Santa...

  31. June 2, 2012

    Generali board ousts chief executive

    The board of Generali has removed its chief executive, Giovanni Perissinotto, bringing to an end a short but bitter battle...

  32. May 10, 2012

    Zurich Insurance reports solid quarter

    Zurich Insurance Group, formerly known as Zurich Financial Services, followed the example of many other big insurers with...

  33. April 2, 2012

    UniCredit’s early repayment plan falls short

    UniCredit , the Italian lender, slipped after a Financial Times report that it planned to repay part of its European Central...

  34. March 13, 2012

    Ackermann to drive ZFS out of the shadows

    Martin Senn never worked under Josef Ackermann when both were at Credit Suisse in the 1990s. But this is set to change this...

  35. February 16, 2012

    Insurers’ earnings hit by eurozone crisis

    Axa and Zurich Financial Services underscored the pressure that Europe’s big composite insurers have endured as the...

  36. February 16, 2012

    Spain’s banks hit by end of short-selling ban

    Spanish banks fell after regulators allowed a ban on short selling stocks within the sector to expire. Bankia hit its lowest...

  37. December 14, 2011

    Allianz shake-up makes board ‘younger’

    Allianz is overhauling its top level of management following the departure of two executives, appointing four new board...

  38. December 8, 2011

    New China Life kicks off wave of insurer listings

    New China Life Insurance, the country’s third-largest life insurer by premium income, has raised $1.9bn from an initial...

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