Philippe Aerni appointed Global Head Casualty, Financial & Professional Lines by Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Philippe Aerni as Global Head Casualty, Financial & Professional Lines, effective 1 January 2019. In this expanded role, Mr. Aerni will be responsible for products and global markets for these two Lines of Business. Based in Zurich, he will assume the Global Casualty role from Daniel Vetter, who has been appointed Head E&S North America. Philippe will oversee a team of business leaders, underwriters and product managers around the world.
"Since 2014, Philippe has successfully led our Financial & Professional Lines and continuously expanded our product offering," states Serge Troeber, Chief Underwriting Officer, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. "I'm confident that his leadership and focus will help us to further enhance our standing in the Casualty and Financial & Professional business."
Mr. Aerni brings over 17 years of insurance experience to this role, predominantly within the Financial & Professional Lines. Since joining Swiss Re in 2003, he has held various positions within Executive Risks in underwriting and sales and later as the global head of this unit. Most recently, Philippe was Head Financial & Professional Lines, where he was responsible for the global management of this segment, including Executive Risks, Healthcare, Technology/Cyber, Construction, Lawyers, Accountants and Product Management. With the merger of our Casualty and Financial & Professional Lines units, he will maintain his current responsibilities in addition to overseeing the global Casualty business.
A Swiss national, Philippe holds both a Bachelor and Master's degree in Law from the University of Bern, Switzerland.
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions provides risk transfer solutions to large and mid-sized corporations around the world. Our innovative, highly customised products and standard insurance covers help to make businesses more resilient, while our industry-leading claims service provides additional peace of mind.
Product scope – Our Specialty cover for UK and ROI clients includes Marine, Aviation, Financial lines, Healthcare, Political Risks, Credit and Surety, Power and upstream/downstream energy, Weather and Agricultural solutions.
Financial strength – Our strong financial ratings include “AA-” by Standard & Poor’s, “Aa3” by Moody’s and “A+” by A.M. Best.
Knowledge – We have extensive risk knowledge and a wealth of experience in a wide range of sectors which enables us to offer thought leadership and guidance as well as insurance.
Capacity – Our large net capacity enables us to underwrite some of the largest risks across a broad spectrum of industries.
Innovation – we have a proven track record of developing innovative risk solutions, including parametric covers, NDBI coverage, weather solutions and reinsurance of corporate captives.
Global – In the UK, we have over 165 employees serving clients and brokers from offices in London and Manchester. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has over 50 offices in more than 20 countries.
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