Some of the pledges made by President–elect Donald Trump could play to the advantage of Zurich Insurance, according to the Swiss company's chief financial officer (CFO).
Speaking to CNBC Thursday, CFO George Quinn said some of the measures proposed amid campaign rhetoric from the Republican could provide a favorable climate for the Swiss insurer's two large businesses.
"Some of the commitments that the president has made around infrastructure spend and changed tax reform could be very beneficial, could prompt some growth. And of course if the U.S. economy grows given the size of the business we have there, this could be very beneficial for us," he outlined.
In any case, despite acknowledging that a Trump presidency would be a largely unknown quantity, Quinn emphasized that the nearly 150-year old institution would not be derailed by the upcoming change to the U.S. political order.
"We'll cope with whatever changes emerge in the U.S., we're an adaptable organization. I guess it's not clear yet so it's very hard to be concrete about what's to come," he offered.