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About Zurich Japan

Zurich Insurance Group Overview

Zurich Insurance Group

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 54,000 employees, it provides a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. Zurich's customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, including multinational corporations, in more than 210 countries and territories. The Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com

Global network

We offer a comprehensive range of general and life insurance products and services based on the local cultures, particular features and needs found in each of the countries in which it serves.

Core business

In the general insurance area, we offer solutions for individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, commercial enterprises and major multinational corporations to meet their individual needs. In the life insurance area, we offer a broad range of life insurance, investments, savings and pension products to individuals and groups. In the United States, we offer a variety of insurance products through Farmers, a group company, mainly for individual customers.

Zurich Insurance Group History

1872 Founded in Zurich, Switzerland
Began expanding beyond borders to other European countries
1898 The first rate schedule for automobile insurance was published in the Belgian branch office
1912 Became the first European insurance company to begin operating in the United States
1922 Founded life insurance operation, VITA Life Insurance Company, in Switzerland
1925 Zurich's life subsidiary became the first life insurer in continental Europe to introduce free medical check-ups for customers
1976 Became the first European insurer to offer umbrella programs to its corporate customers
1978 Risk Engineering was founded, which provides integrated risk analyses to corporate customers
1986 Japan Branch was founded
1994 Established the first direct marketing company in Switzerland offering insurance via phone
1998 Zurich and the financial services arm of UK-based B.A.T. Industries (Eagle Star, Allied Dunber in the UK and Farmers Insurance in the US) combine their activities in the insurance and financial services sectors to become Zurich Financial Services
2000 A Swiss holding company Zurich Financial Services was formed, with a primary listing in Zurich (ticker symbol: ZURN) and a secondary listing in London (ticker symbol: ZURN.L)
2009 21st Century, a direct auto insurer, became a group company in the United States
2012 The Group name was changed to Zurich Insurance Group Ltd

Company Data

Company Name Zurich Insurance Group Ltd*
Founded 1872
Head Office Zurich, Switzerland
Group Chief Executive Officer Mario Greco
Business Insurance
Number of Employees Approximately 54,000 worldwide
Gross Written Premiums and policy fees Approximately US$ 49.5 billion (2018)
Business Operating Profit Approximately US$ 4.6 billion (2018)
Total Assets Approximately US$ 395.3 billion (2018)
Serving customers In more than 210 countries and territories
Website https://www.zurich.com

(as of Dec.,2018)

*The registered company name was changed from Zurich Financial Services Ltd to Zurich Insurance Group Ltd in 2012.

Financial strength ratings of Zurich Insurance Company Ltd**

Standard & Poor's Moody's A.M. Best
AA-/stable Aa3/stable A+/stable

(as of Dec 31, 2018)

**Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, Japan Branch's home office
 

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