Martin Senn: “Overall, we are probably, for six to 12 months, optimistic with a good dosage of cautiousness for the first time since the financial crisis started in 2008.” Photograph: Eric Luke

On his time off, Martin Senn, the Swiss-born global chief executive of Zurich Insurance Group, loves to get stuck into a bit of DIY. “I am a handy man(...)

Josef Ackermann, who has resigned as  chairman of Zurich Financial Services Group  after  the death by suicide of  its chief financial officer. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Swiss insurer Zurich has confirmed its finance chief Pierre Wauthier left a note addressing his reportedly fraught relationship with supervisory board(...)

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(...)