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Zurich & Royal SunAlliance to merge? (April 2000)

The Swiss-owned insurer is thought to have retained insurance experts from Morgan Stanley Dean Witter to advise on the feasibility of a £6 billion merger with RSA. However, Zurich has steadfastly refused to comment on whether it is planning a bid for RSA or confirm links with the US investment bank.

If Zurich and RSA were to merge it would create a giant with a gross written premium income of approximately £5.7 billion, and a combined staff of 20,000.

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