Zurich Insurance Finance Chief Pierre Wauthier Found Dead
View gallery China’s Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao addresses the media during a news conference at a hotel in BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said there was no need for the government to stimulate the world’s No. 2 economy, saying on Tuesday that growth can instead be supported through structural adjustments. Zhu said while China faced a severe economic environment at home and abroad, it would keep economic policies stable. Speaking at a briefing ahead of G20 meeting in Russia next week, he said the United States must consider when and how fast it moderates its ultra-loose monetary policy. Central Bank Deputy Governor Yi Gang said the issue of how nations would cope as developed economies tighten their monetary policy would be a focus at the G20 meeting.
Wauthier was appointed CFO in September 2011 after previous roles as group treasurer and head of centrally managed businesses. A citizen of Britain and France , the married father of two had worked for Zurich Insurance since 1996, the company said. Vibhu Sharma, group controller, will take over as CFO on an interim basis, according to the statement. The board of directors, group executive committee and all of our colleagues are deeply saddened and pass on our condolences to the family and relatives, Chief Executive Officer Martin Senn said in the statement. The police ordered an autopsy to determine the cause of death, according to Schlatter.
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