Group Chief Investment Officer, Member of the Group Executive Committee
Guido Fürer was appointed to the Group Executive Committee as Group Chief Investment Officer and Head of Asset Management on 1 November 2012.
Mr Fürer is responsible for the Global Asset Management of Swiss Re. He represents Swiss Re at the World Bank's Global Infrastructure Investment Facility and at the WEF's Global Agenda Council on the subject of infrastructure investment. He is highly engaged in dialogue with global policy decision makers, including with US and European senior representatives, with the aim to guide the policy design to enable institutional investor access to the infrastructure asset class.
Previously, Guido Fürer was Head CIO Office with responsibility for Global Asset Allocation, Portfolio Steering and Portfolio Analytics. In addition, he was Head Asset Management for the Business Unit Reinsurance. Prior to these roles, he worked for Swiss Re Capital Partners between 2001 and 2004 with responsibility for European strategic participations. Guido Fürer joined Swiss Re in 1997 as a Managing Director in the New Markets Division focusing on Alternative Risk Transfer. In his early role at Swiss Re, he helped engineer the Insurance Linked Securities Market through standardisation in which the company played a pioneering role.
Prior to Swiss Re, he worked for eight years in leading positions for Swiss Bank Corporation/O'Connor & Associates in option trading and structured capital market transactions in Chicago, New York, London and Zurich.
Guido Fürer was born in 1963 and is a Swiss citizen. He earned a Master in Economics and a PhD in Financial Risk Management from the University of Zurich and an Executive MBA from INSEAD.