Zurich delivers solid results for the first quarter 2014
"This is a solid start to the year," said Chief Financial Officer George Quinn. "We see some early positive signs in the execution of our strategic targets for 2014 to 2016 but there is still much to do. As announced in March, we are implementing a program to streamline the company, removing management layers between Group and the business units and empowering our people to act decisively in delivering first-class services to our customers. Global Life is progressing as planned and the development trend at Farmers is positive, while our General Insurance business reported a good Combined Ratio, benefitting from a relatively benign catastrophe environment and a one-off pension gain."