• 21-MAR-2013

  • SOURCE: Zurich

James Quin Appointed Head of Investor Relations and Rating Agency Management

Zurich headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) announces the appointment of James Quin, (44, British citizen), to the position of Head of Investor Relations and Rating Agency Management, effective July 1, 2013, with a transition period starting June 3. He succeeds Debra Broek, who has decided to return to the U.S. In his new role Mr. Quin will be responsible for interfacing with Zurich's global investor community as well as with rating agencies. He will report to Pierre Wauthier, Chief Financial Officer, and be located in Zurich, Switzerland.

Mr. Quin joins Zurich from PwC where he is a partner in the capital markets, accounting advisory and structuring group. From 2001 to 2011 he worked in equity research, principally at Lehman Brothers and Citigroup, where he was a Managing Director and Head of the Citigroup European insurance equity research team. Before moving into equity research he spent 10 years with PwC in London and New York, mainly working on auditing and financial advisory projects with insurers. Mr. Quin holds a law degree from the University of Bristol and is a Chartered Accountant.

"James has in-depth knowledge and experience in the insurance industry having spent more than 20 years in equity research and advisory roles and he is highly regarded within the investor community. I very much look forward to welcoming him to the team," said Pierre Wauthier, Chief Financial Officer. With regards to Mrs. Broek's achievements, he added: "Since Debra has joined Zurich in 2007 she has made an invaluable contribution to the Group especially in her current position of Head of Investor Relations and Rating Agency Management. I want to thank Debra for her great dedication and commitment and wish her all the best."