Zurich Insurance News

Allianz’ CEO Seeks Big M&A – But He Doesn’t Want to Pay for It: Opinion

The CEO of Europe’s biggest insurer is up for a big deal. He just doesn’t want Allianz SE to pay for it. Oliver Baete is going to find it hard to have his cake and eat it. Three years into …

Allianz Eyes M&A Targets Zurich, Hartford, QBE, Argo and More After Missing Out on XL

A $94 billion financial behemoth is keeping the market on tenterhooks about its next move. Europe’s largest insurer, Allianz SE, is in the early stages of evaluating a variety of potential acquisition targets as deal-hungry Chief Executive Officer Oliver Baete …

Zurich Insurance Buys Minority Stake in InsurTech Startup CoverWallet

Zurich Insurance Group has acquired a minority stake in CoverWallet, a digital business insurance agency startup. CoverWallet, which launched in 2016, said the investment builds on commercial partnership between the two companies, which was announced in February. Financial details of …

Zurich Taps AXA’s Blanc as CEO of EMEA, Succeeding Shaughnessy

Zurich Insurance Group announced that Gary Shaughnessy will step down from his role as chief executive officer for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and as a member of Zurich’s executive committee in the fourth quarter of 2018, while maintaining …

Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative, B3i, Forms Company Called ‘B3i Services’

The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i) announced the incorporation of B3i Services AG in Zurich, Switzerland. The company was formed by the founders of B3i, which previously operated as a collaborative initiative of 15 global insurers and reinsurers who came …

Zurich Accelerates Growth of Cover-More Travel Insurance Unit with LatAm Acquisitions

Zurich Insurance Group accelerated the growth of Cover-More Group, its specialist global travel insurance and assistance solutions business, by entering into agreements to acquire the leading providers of traveler assistance in Latin America. The acquired businesses operate under the Travel …

WEF Helps Create Fintech Cyber Security Consortium; Members Include Zurich, Citigroup

The World Economic Forum has led the creation of an industry consortium focused on improving the cyber security of financial technology companies, as collaboration between fintechs and financial institutions grows. The consortium’s founding members include Citigroup Inc, online lender Kabbage, …

Zurich Acquires QBE’s Latin American Operations for US$409M

Zurich Insurance Group has entered into an agreement to acquire the Latin American operations of Australian insurer QBE Insurance Group Ltd. for a total aggregate price of US$409 million, subject to closing adjustments. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory …

Zurich, Insurtech Startup CoverWallet Offer End-to-End Insurance for SMEs

Zurich Insurance has launched ZurichEmpresas.es, a new digital distribution channel, which initially will provide insurance solutions for small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Spain. The platform, powered by CoverWallet, will provide end-to-end insurance solutions, streamlining the entire process for business owners and …

Zurich Insurance Raises Dividend as Cost Cuts Bear Fruit

Zurich Insurance Group AG overcame a record year for natural-disaster claims in the industry to deliver its first dividend increase since 2011. The shares rose the most since August 2016. Switzerland’s biggest insurer raised its dividend for 2017 by 6 …