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FRANKFURT — Zurich Insurance said Friday that its board of directors would look into whether undue pressure was put on the company’s chief financial officer before he died in an apparent suicide, an event that led to the resignation of the Zurich chairman, Josef Ackermann, and shook Switzerland’s tidy financial capital.

Top managers of Zurich Insurance sought to reassure skeptical stock analysts that the apparent suicide on Monday of Pierre Wauthier, a 53-year-old father of two, did not signal deeper problems at the company, one of the world’s largest insurers.

“I want to make it crystal clear that there is no link between this news and Zurich’s business and financial results,” Martin Senn, the company’s chief executive, said during a brief conference call with analysts Friday.

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