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Interconnected Business Risks

The world is becoming more complex and more interconnected. Today, minor and major disruptions in one market can have repercussions the world over. Here you will find media coverage that showcases Zurich's insights on issues affecting our customers, including cyber security and supply chain disruption.

Pervasive nature of cyber risk worries insurers (Business Insurance)
May, 29, 2016, by Judy Greenwald

IoT Security: How To Make The World Safe When Everything's Connected (Forbes)
May 13, 2016, by Bryan Borzykowski

Q & A The cyber threat in 2016 (Insurance Business Canada)
Winter/Spring 2016

US market scrambles for cyber solution
April 18, 2016, by David Bull

Zurich's Mulligan: Cyber Threatens Supply Chain, Physical Damage, Bodily Injury (AM Best TV)

Encryption set for med mal insurance companies (Akron Legal News)
February 19, 2016, by Richard Weiner

Encryption set for med mal insurance companies (Akron Legal News)
February 19, 2016, by Richard Weiner

Zurich released 5th annual Advisen cyber risk survey P&C 360
Oct 21, 2015, by Trudy Knockless

IT departments still dominate cyber risk management (Business Insurance)|157|58|83|76/
Oct. 20, 2015, by Judy Greenwald

Why Companies Won’t Learn From the T-Mobile/Experian Hack (The New Yorker)
October 6, 2015

Sustainable Communities

Sustainability means being ready and able to quickly respond and recover when faced with challenges. Our wider contribution to society is not separate from our business. It is part of how we do business. Here you will find media coverage about Zurich’s work in the community, our focus on helping communities embrace resilience, and sponsorship of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, a PGA TOUR golf tournament in April.

UPDATED: Fort McMurray – What brokers should know (Canadian Insurance Top Broker)

Zurich teams with St. Bernard Project to rebuild home destroyed by Sandy (
Nov. 12, 2015, by Jenae O'Neil

Winter Weather: Don't get caught in the cold Video News Package ( Business Insurance - In Focus)
October 19, 2015

Tee time with Justin Rose (CNBC )

Insurance Provider Makes $10,000 Donation to Local Charity Voices for Children during RIMS Conference (

Flood Risks Rising (Video Story) ( In Focus)|64|76|83|329|302
October 16, 2915

Zurich Insurance gets ready to help businesses tackle the deadly hurricane Joaquin (CIO Review)
October 3, 2015

The Green Rebuilding of Post-Katrina New Orleans (TIME magazine)
August 28, 2015, by Justin Worland

New Orleans since Katrina (CNBC)
August 28, 2015
(News video 1:31 in length that includes Zurich CEO Mike Foley)

Private sector needs to invest in New Orleans (CNBC)
August 28, 2015, by Mike Foley

A transformed New Orleans (Nightly Business Report)
August 28, 2015
(News video 2:31 in length that includes Zurich CEO Mike Foley.)

10 years after Hurricane Katrina, US still lacks comprehensive strategy to tackle floods, experts warn (Fox News)
August 28, 2015, by James Rogers

Lesson from Katrina: Disaster preparation beats post-event cleanup (Business Insurance)|338|83|71|64
Aug. 20, 2015 By Mark Hofmann

An ounce of prevention ... (Business Insurance)
August 20, 2015, by Mark Hofmann

Historic storm helped improve, promote catastrophe models
Aug. 16, 2015, by Douglas McLeod

The insurance lessons of Katrina (AM BEST TV video)
Daniel Riordan, CEO, Zurich Global Corporate, North America appears in this story.
July 2015

Zurich Strategy and Growth

Zurich Insurance is a global leader in managing risk. With more than a century of experience in North America, we help businesses understand and protect themselves from risk in a rapidly changing, interconnected world. This page features articles about Zurich and its growth in North America. Here you will find media coverage about Zurich’s strategy and issues impacting the insurance industry.

Global Business Today

Globalization is supporting growth beyond national and regional borders, and technological development is opening up new business opportunities. Overall, the economy in North America is becoming more robust, and, over time, it will continue to grow in a global economic environment that has offered challenges. Here you will find media coverage about Zurich helping businesses around the world effectively operate in multiple jurisdictions.

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: June 3, 2016 (
Jun 03, 2016, by Trudy Knockless

Zurich Insurance has named Dave Anderson head of Credit & Political Risk (Daily Herald)
May 31, 2016

Zurich North America names global head of credit and political risk (Business Insurance)
May 31, 2016, by Mark A. Hofmann 

Possibilities in 3D (Canadian Underwriter)
February 1, 2016, by Angela Stelmakowich

Zurich's Horgan: Risk Engineers Connecting Visually Across the Globe (AM Best TV)

RIMS 2016: Helping Clients Address Climate Change Risks
April 13, 20016

RIMS 2016: Zurich Finds Climate Change Risk Top Issue for Executives (Insurance Journal TV)

The Most Serious Emerging-Market Risk (CFO)
March 16, 2016 By Vincent Ryan

Copper’s Decline Deals a Blow to Chile’s Economy, and Bachelet (Institutional Investor)
Mach 7, 2016, by Georgina Hurst

No insurance policy covers the perils of a Trump presidency
March 4, 2016, by John Dizard

Lenders beware: capital controls are making a comeback
February 29, 2016, by Connor Lovell Reporter

Cyber-attacks a growing concern around the world
March 01, 2016, by Lori Bailey

Five tips to cut down on risk for Canadian exporters (The Globe and Mail) (subscription required)
December 15, 2015, by Diedre Kelly

The commercial risk your business clients are underestimating (Insurance Business America)
December 3, 2015, by Caitlin Bronson

Supply Chain Risk Disconnect (Supply Chain Management Review)
November 30, 2015, by Patrick Burnson

Many Businesses Underestimate Supply Chain Threats -Survey (The Wall Street Journal)
November 30, 2015, by Robbie Whelan

Zurich expands political risk group in Australia (|410|313|158|167|160|93|157|83|70
November 10, by Joyce Famakinwa

Insurers Scramble to Stay Ahead of Technology, Risk and Consolidation (A.M. BestTV)
October 21, 2015

Brokers adapt to increasingly global market
October 19, by Matthew Lerner

Water scarcity creates risks for businesses, demands management: Zurich (Canadian Underwriter)
October 14, 2015

A Narrow Slice- Using captives for business interruption coverage is still rare but interest is growing (Risk & Insurance)
August 3, 2015, by Anne Freedman

Understanding Political Risk - An Interview with Jim Thomas, Head of Credit and Political Risk, Zurich North America (Leaders Magazine)
July 2015

Great Place to Work

As an employer of approximately 9,000 people in the United States and Canada, Zurich North America is committed to maintaining an exceptional work environment that fosters individual development and organizational growth while attracting the industry’s top professionals to its world-class team. Here you will find media coverage about Zurich’s new North America headquarters and our approach to creating a culture that embraces diversity & inclusion.

Trade bashing won't save jobs: Our view (USA TODAY - Editorial)
June 5, 2016

Zurich North America moving to new headquarters in September (Daily Herald)
May 10, 2016, by Eric Peterson

Leading For The Future (HRO Today)

Newsviews: Addressing the skills gap (ABC 7 Chicago)
Sunday, April 03, 2016

20 top companies for women in the finance and insurance industries (PC 360)
The National Association for Female Executives' Top Companies for Executive Women list
Mar 22, 2016, by Lynette Gil

Apprenticeships making a comeback
March 23, 2016, by Paul Davidson 

Apprenticeships come to insurance and financial services industries (Chicago Tribune)
March 7, 2016, by Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz

Zurich among top companies for women
March 2, 2016

Industry Expertise

We know the issues facing industries today. We speak the “language” of the industry and have dedicated teams that stay a step ahead in thinking about existing and emerging risks. We help industry leaders understand and protect themselves from the challenges they face today while preparing them for tomorrow. Here you will find media coverage that showcases Zurich’s expertise in many industries, such as manufacturing, automotive, energy, and more.

Ghost drivers: get ready for the autonomous bus (Canadian Insurance Top Broker)
May 24, 2016 by Daniel Sellers

Self-Driving Vehicles: Dealership Opportunities
May, 2016 By Jonathan Charak

Zurich's Breitkreitz: Solar Roofs Can Add Fire, Structure Risk (AM BEST TV)

RIMS 2016: Insurers Prepare for Wearables, Automated Vehicles
April 14, 2016 by Don Jergler

New mobile app from Zurich released at 2016 RIMS to help companies assess, manage risk (Canadian Underwriter)
April 11, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

New Workers' Comp Option Now Available to Ohio Employers Operating in Other States (

Which offerings will remain popular? (Automotive News)
Dec. 14, 2015, By Arlena Sawyers

Sales of service contracts and F&I add-ons critical (Automotive News)
Dec. 14, 2015, By Hannah Lutz

The State of Small Business Lending, Save Money on Energy Costs, Can You Turn Your Hobby into a Business and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know (Small Business Daily)
December 7, 2015 by Rieva Lesonsky

Exclusive: Zurich establishes cell company in Vermont (Captive Review)
December 1, 2015 by Richard Cutcher

Zurich North America (Property Casualty 360-Around the P&C insurance industry)
November 25, 2015

U.S. businesses have highest optimism in Zurich's global business sentiment survey (Property & Casualty 360)
Nov 20, 2015 | By Shawn Selby

Big data evolution: Forging new corporate capabilities for the long term (The Economist)
(Editor's note: By clicking the link you'll have an opportunity to download the full report, which contains quotes from Zurich's Chief Underwriting Officer Mary Merkel about the impact of data analytics.)
November 19, 2015

U.S. businesses have highest optimism in Zurich's global business sentiment survey (Property & Casualty 360)
Nov 20, 2015 | By Shawn Selby

Americans lack income protection coverage (Insurance Business America) (See paragraph three)
November 19, 2015 by Steve Randall

Optimism among SMEs highest in U.S.: Zurich survey (Canadian Underwriter)
Nov 11, 2015

'I'm screwed for life' — What happens when your hobby drone falls out of the sky (CBC Radio 1 - visit page to listen to interview)
October 18, 2015 - Spark with Nora Young)

Zurich Asset Management Select noted in Wall Street Journal's "Risk & Compliance Journal"
August 14, 2015

Zurich Upgrades Coverage for Asset Managers as Regulatory Risk Grows (
August 13th, 2015

Coverage for investment professionals addresses new regulatory risks (Business Insurance)
August 13, 2015 By Joyce Famakinwa

Zurich Lawyer On the Difference Between In-House and Law Firm Life (Bloomberg BNA)
August 14, 2015

Early Intervention & RTW Best Practices: A White Paper from Zurich
August 4, 2015

Smoke and fire rise from a rail car after the July 2013 Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, derailment (Business Insurance)|75|80|302
August 2, 2015

Insurers Brace for 3-D Printing Revolution Video story (AM BEST TV)
Also picked up by: Reuters Online, Bloomberg News, BusinessWire, Morningstar Stock Investor, and Yahoo Financial among others.
July 20, 2015

Telemedicine risks and how to avoid them (Business Insurance - In Focus (video story)|63|70|74|83|307|329
July 19, 2015

Wall Street reform law yet to effect D&O market (Business Insurance)|80|83|302
July 19, 2015 By Judy Greenwald

Construction rebound boosts surety sector (Business Insurance)
July 19, 2015 By Matthew Lerner

Customer-Centricity, Teamwork, and Excellence - An Interview with Mike Bond, Vice President, Head of Surety, Zurich North America (Leaders Magazine)
July 2015

The Next Industrial Revolution (Best Review)
July 2015