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    1. July 28, 2015

      Zurich raises prospect of clean RSA exit for Hester

      Stephen Hester spent five years trying to revive the fortunes of crisis-hit Royal Bank of Scotland before political...

    2. July 28, 2015

      Zurich / RSA: just looking

      First let someone do the dirty work, then pounce. Zurich Insurance Group says it is evaluating an offer for RSA. Good...

    1. July 28, 2015

      Zurich targets rival RSA after Hester’s turnround struggle

      Zurich Insurance is drawing up plans to buy UK rival RSA, in a deal that would allow the target’s boss Stephen Hester...

    2. June 2, 2015

      Seven Investment Management in talks to sell to Cayzer family

      Wealth manager Seven Investment Management is in advanced talks about a sale to the Cayzer family investment trust,...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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....

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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