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Zurich Insurance to Stop Insuring Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Project: Sources

Zurich Insurance Group will drop out of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 project in the face of looming U.S. sanctions against European companies that support construction of the $11 billion gas pipeline, two sources familiar with the situation said. The U.S. …

U.S. Warns of Sanctions on European Firms and Insurers Over Russia’s Nord Stream

The U.S. State Department this month told European companies which it suspects are helping to build Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they face the risk of sanctions as the outgoing Trump administration prepares a final round of punitive …

Zurich Insurance Emphasizes Compliance Standards as U.S. Eyes Nord Stream Sanctions

Zurich Insurance Group emphasized its compliance standards on Wednesday while declining to comment specifically on the Russia-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. The U.S. State Department has warned European companies involved in Nord Stream 2 that they risk sanctions …

Pen Underwriting Extends Long-Term Partnership with Zurich to Provide Fleet Capacity

Pen Underwriting, the UK-based managing general agent, announced a new long-term UK capacity deal with Zurich Insurance in the specialist area of hazardous industries and tanker transportation, building on a strategic partnership of consistent capacity provision that dates back more …

Canada Reports 20-Year High in Overseas Investment in Insurance M&A

Canadian firms’ overseas investment in insurers hit a 20-year high this year boosted by Intact Financial’s joint agreement last month to buy British insurance group RSA for 7.2 billion pounds ($9.6 billion) and market participants expect more deals in 2021. …

Zurich and Farmers Agree to Buy MetLife’s U.S. P/C Business for $3.94 Billion

Zurich Insurance and Farmers Exchanges have agreed to buy MetLife’s U.S. property and casualty business for $3.94 billion, the insurers said on Friday, after the COVID-19 pandemic made motor and home insurers more profitable. Motor and home insurers have had …

Zurich Insurance in Talks to Acquire MetLife Unit for $4 Billion

Switzerland’s Zurich Insurance Group AG is in advanced talks to acquire MetLife Inc.’s U.S. property and casualty (P&C) car and home insurance unit for close to $4 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Zurich Insurance issued a statement …

Flexible Work Could Boost Applications from Women for Senior Roles by 20%: Zurich

Employers that embrace flexible working after the COVID-19 pandemic could boost applications from women for top jobs by as much as 20%, according to a study by Zurich Insurance. Between March 2019 and February this year, Zurich’s UK subsidiary gained …

Zurich Insurance Reports Sales Growth, Higher Rates, Modest COVID-19 Claims

Zurich Insurance Group saw increased commercial lines insurance sales and a modest impact from COVID-19 related claims for the first nine months of the year, according to its third quarter report. Growth was supported by higher premium rates, which continued …

UK Business Interruption Test Case to Get Fast-Track Appeal at Supreme Court

A test case brought by Britain’s markets regulator against some of the world’s biggest insurers will jump straight to the Supreme Court after London’s High Court agreed to a fast-track appeal on Friday. Although expedited, the appeal will further delay …