Business Strategy and Outlook| Nathan Zaia |
Insurance Australia Group is a general insurer with around AUD 12.5 billion of annual gross written premiums, operating in Australia and New Zealand. Stakes in a Malaysian and Vietnamese insurer are the only remaining remnants of an abandoned Asia growth strategy. Insurance Australia Group is a custodian of well-known heritage brands which include NRMA, CGU, SGIO, SGIC, Swann Insurance in Australia and State, NZI, AMI, Lumley in New Zealand. Some brands are specific to certain states, but at a group level the insurer carries concentrated weather and earthquake risk in Australia and New Zealand.