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Guido Fürer Group Chief Investment Officer

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Professional experience

Guido Fürer commenced his career at Swiss Bank Corporation/O'Connor Associates in 1990 where he held leading positions in option trading at its capital market division. He joined Swiss Re in 1997 as Managing Director at Swiss Re New Markets, and from 2001 to 2004 he worked for Swiss Re's Private Equity unit. In 2004, he joined Asset Management with responsibility for tactical asset allocation prior to assuming the role of Head of Strategic Asset Allocation. Guido Fürer has led Swiss Re Group Asset Management since his appointment as Group Chief Investment Officer and member of the Group Executive Committee in November 2012. In 2019, he additionally assumed the roles of Swiss Re Country President and Chairman of the Swiss Re Strategic Council.

Educational background

  • Master’s degree in Economics, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • PhD in Financial Risk Management, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Executive MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France

External appointments

  • Member of the Board of Directors FWD Group Ltd
  • Member of the Board of Directors FWD Ltd
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Department of Banking and Finance, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Member of the Board of Trustees G&B Schwyzer-Winiker Stiftung