Ms. Katja Zigerlig, Assistant Vice President - Art , Wine and Jewelry Insurance, New York
Katja Zigerlig is AVP, Fine Arts, Wine and Jewelry Insurance for Private Client Group, a division of Chartis Insurance. In this role, she oversees the strategic growth of the “private collections” insurance portfolio for PCG.
Ms. Zigerlig has almost two decades of professional experience in the art world. Prior to joining Private Client Group in 2004, she insured private collections, museums, galleries and exhibitions for AXA Art Insurance Company. She has also worked at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and interned at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
Ms. Zigerlig has a B.A. and M.A. in art history, with a specialty in twentieth century art. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Appraisers Association of America; the Associates Council at the Museum of Modern Art; and a member of the Art Table.
She has presented art history lectures at the College Art Association, British Association for Slavonic Studies and the Swiss Embassy in Washington D.C. Ms. Zigerlig has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Globe and Mail, ARTnews and appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch.
She has also spoken on risk management issues for wine and art collections, insurance and art asset protection to audiences of collectors, appraisers, financial and insurance professionals.
Chartis is a world-leading property-casualty and general insurance organization serving more than 45 million clients in over 160 countries and jurisdictions. With a 90-year history, Chartis has one of the industry’s most extensive ranges of products and services, deep claims expertise and excellent financial strength.
The Private Client Group at Chartis focuses exclusively on the personal risk management needs of high net worth individuals and families. Innovative insurance products include coverage for homes, automobiles, private collections, excess liability, yachts and more. Complementing our insurance products is a suite of services designed to lessen the chance of property damage, and claims service with unparalleled support and flexibility.