Generali: The company, which manages almost €500 billion in assets, said it wanted to keep a stable exposure to equity and fixed income while upping its stake in high-quality real estate.

Italian insurer Generali is aiming to pay higher dividends to investors as its turnaround plan to cut debt through a string of asset disposals and hef(...)

Josef Ackermann, the former chairman of Zurich Insurance, is seen in a camera viewfinder during a news conference in Frankfurt. Mr Ackermann resigned from the insurer earlier this week following the death of Zurich finance chief Pierre Wauthier, who named Mr Ackermann in his suicide note. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/Files/Reuters.

The chief financial officer of Zurich Insurance, Pierre Wauthier, named chairman Josef Ackermann in his suicide note, the company confirmed today as i(...)

Josef Ackermann is resigning from the board of Zurich with immediate effect after the company’s finance chief probably committed suicide. Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg

Josef Ackermann, the chairman of Zurich Insurance and former Deutsche Bank boss, resigned today over the apparent suicide of the insurer’s chief finan(...)