Russell Higginbotham announced as new Swiss Re CEO

Swiss Re CEO - New CEO Announced - Business

The incoming chief executive officer will replace Jean-Jacques Henchoz, who is leaving the insurer. Group Executive Committee member, Reinsurance EMEA and Regional President EMEA, Russell Higginbotham will become the Swiss Re CEO on September 1, 2018. The previous chief executive officer made the decision to seek an opportunity outside Swiss Re. Russell Higginbotham isn’t at all new to the insurer. Before being named as the new Swiss Re CEO, Higginbotham has been working for the firm for 24 years throughout a spectrum of different geographies and business areas. His most…

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Insurance news from Zurich reveals 82 percent profit increases

Zurich Insurance News

Gains from investments have caused the largest insurer in Switzerland to see a huge fourth quarter profit rise. The biggest insurer in Switzerland, Zurich, has made an insurance news announcement that its fourth quarter profits experienced an increase of 82 percent as a result of higher investment capital gains. The insurer’s net income experienced a massive growth when compared to the same time the year before. The net income that was reported by Zurich was $983 million. This was a considerable year over year increase, as the same time in…

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Insurance news from Zurich shows dropping profits

Zurich Insurance Company News Building in Leeds

The insurer’s third quarter profit fell by 62 percent. Zurich insurance news is now showing that the company will not be ruling out additional write-downs because of its struggling and bothersome German unit, as it has third quarter report is now revealing a drop of 62 percent in its net profits. The largest insurer in Switzerland has been accumulating almost $1 billion in additional costs since 2012. Those extra charges are the direct result of its business in Germany. In October, the group cautioned that any efforts for increasing claims…

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