Meet the speaker line-up for the Insurance Asset Management DACH Virtual Summit 2020 below.

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Treffen Sie die Aufstellung der Redner für das Gipfeltreffen des Versicherung-Asset-Management-DACH-Virtuelles-Gipfeltreffen 2020 unten.

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William Gibbons

William Gibbons

Senior Consultant – European Insurance Investment, Mercer

William is a Principal within Mercer’s Insurance Investment Team. William is responsible for advising insurers on asset allocation, investment strategy and portfolio design, and building investment solutions for them. William joined Mercer in July 2020 from PwC, where he was a Director in the ALM and investment advisory business. Prior to that, William worked in Investment Banking for 10 years, most recently as Director of Insurance Solutions at Barclays Investment Bank.

Tim Walker

Tim Walker

Group Chief Risk Officer, Catalina Re

Tim Walker is Group Chief Risk Officer of Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Limited. Mr. Walker joined Catalina in April 2011. He has spent the last 21 years at various insurance and reinsurance companies in Europe, as both a buyer and seller of reinsurance protection, and in various executive risk management roles. The first half of his career was focused on pricing and structuring internal and external non-life reinsurance. He led the Reinsurance Risk Assessment Group at Winterthur as Vice President, prior to its acquisition by Axa. In 2007, he joined Glacier Re with responsibility for catastrophe risk management. Upon acquisition of Glacier Re by Catalina, he began the development and roll out of an Enterprise Risk Management platform for the group. Mr. Walker graduated from King’s College London in 1997 and then completed a postgraduate degree at the leading school of natural and environmental sciences in the UK.

Tim Shakesby

Tim Shakesby

Leader of the Conduct of Business Oversight Team, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority

Dr. Tim Shakesby joined the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) in December 2013 as Principal Expert on Financial Innovation. He currently leads EIOPA’s Conduct of Business Oversight team, driving forwards convergence in conduct supervisory practices across the EU, and the more conduct related parts of EIOPA’s cross-cutting work on InsurTech. He previously led work on complex investment products, including chairing the joint European Supervisory Authority (ESA) work under the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) Regulation. Prior to EIOPA he was seconded to the European Commission for five years, where he worked on asset management and consumer protection issues, including on UCITS and developing frameworks for investment funds focused on growth and sustainability goals. He started his regulatory career as a policy advisor on retail market issues at the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA), where he led work to overhaul rules on projection and cost disclosures for insurance and personal pensions products.

Stefan Schneider

Stefan Schneider

Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank

Stefan Schneider is Chief German Economist and Head of German Macroeconomics Research Deutsche Bank Research in Frankfurt since November 2013. Born in Marburg in the state of Hesse, Germany, in 1960, Stefan Schneider moved into the economists‘ world by entering the economics department of Philipps University in his home town. In 1987, after only four years – remarkably quick by German standards – and equipped with an honors’ degree, he started his professional career at Deutsche Bank’s Economics Department in Frankfurt, as German Economist. After getting to grips with the German economy, he moved on to London in 1991 to become European Economist at Nomura Research Institute. His transfer back to Frankfurt in 1992 made him Chief Economist at Nomura Research Institute Deutschland. A further career move led him 1994 to S.G. Warburg’s Frankfurt branch, again as Chief Economist. A year later he was offered the post of Chief German Economist at Banque Paribas in Frankfurt. In 1998 he became the Chief European Economist. After nine years of absence he was asked to rejoin Deutsche Bank in 2000 as Chief International Economist and Head of Macro Trends at Deutsche Bank Research. Stefan Schneider is Chair of the Association of German Banks’ Economic and Monetary Policy Committee.

Serap Gonulal

Serap Gonulal

Lead Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank

Serap Gonulal is the Lead Financial Sector Specialist, in the World Bank. Since 2000, when she joined, she has provided technical assistance, published research, and managed projects that enhance insurance market development, regulation and supervisory capacity. In her capacity, Serap has been actively engaged in the coordination and implementation of Insurance regulation/supervision and market development projects, with special focus on advisory services and design of  insurance projects for promoting insurance sector liberalization and closing protection gap for sustainable insurance sector development across the Globe.

Remo Cavegn

Remo Cavegn

ONE.Finance Program Director, Allianz

Since mid 2016 Remo Cavegn is heading the Allianz One.Finance program at Allianz. The main objective of the program is a congruent groupwide implementation of IFRS9 and IFRS17. He previously held different management position in finance within the Allianz Group.

Matthias Scheiber

Matthias Scheiber

Ph.D., CFA, Global Head of Portfolio Management, Multi-Asset Solutions, Wells Fargo Asset Management

Matthias Scheiber is the global head of portfolio management for the Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) Multi-Asset Solutions team. In this capacity he develops and manages outcome-oriented multi-asset investment solutions. Prior to joining the firm, Matthias was a senior investor at Schroders leading the multi-asset team’s complex institutional mandates involving risk-based investment solutions, Alternative Risk Premia strategies and Global Tactical Asset Allocation. He was also a member of the Global Asset Allocation Committee. Prior to 2011, Matthias was a Partner and fund manager at Aethra Asset Management where he was responsible for the qualitative and quantitative investment research process as well as managing absolute return products. From 2004 to 2009 Matthias worked at ABN AMRO Asset Management where he was a portfolio manager and strategist responsible for parts of the Qualitative investment research of absolute return strategies. Matthias started his career in 2000 at Raiffeisen Bank in Vienna as an institutional portfolio manager where he was responsible for managing European Fixed Income mandates within the ALM department as well as managing absolute return mandates. He holds a doctorate degree (PhD) in Mathematical Finance and a master's degree (MSc) in financial engineering from University of London, Birkbeck, and a masters’s degree in corporate finance from University of Applied Science Wiener Neustadt. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.

Jens Vanbrabant

Jens Vanbrabant

Senior Portfolio Manager & Head of High Yield - Europe, Wells Fargo Asset Management Global Fixed Income

Jens Vanbrabant is a senior portfolio manager and head of High Yield for the Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) Credit Europe team. Jens joined the firm in 2007. He has served as a portfolio manager responsible for team’s corporate investment grade and high yield credit risk before becoming a lead portfolio manager of WFAM Credit Europe’s Multi-Asset Credit portfolios, which included significant allocations to loans and high yield. Jens, who has more than 15 years of portfolio and risk management experience, was previously at J.P. Morgan, where he was a credit research analyst responsible for the firm’s industrials loan exposure in the Credit Portfolio Group. He began his investment career in 1999. Jens has a master’s of laws degree from King's College London and a law degree from University of Leuven in Belgium. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation and is a member of the CFA Society of the U.K.

Christoph Hofstetter

Christoph Hofstetter

Capital Markets Expert, Vienna Insurance Group

Stefan Schneider is Chief German Economist and Head of German Macroeconomics Research Deutsche Bank Research in Frankfurt since November 2013. In 1987, after only four years – remarkably quick by German standards – and equipped with an honors’ degree, he started his professional career at Deutsche Bank’s Economics Department in Frankfurt, as German Economist. After getting to grips with the German economy, he moved on to London in 1991 to become European Economist at Nomura Research Institute. His transfer back to Frankfurt in 1992 made him Chief Economist at Nomura Research Institute Deutschland. A further career move led him 1994 to S.G. Warburg’s Frankfurt branch, again as Chief Economist. A year later he was offered the post of Chief German Economist at Banque Paribas in Frankfurt. In 1998 he became the Chief European Economist. After nine years of absence he was asked to rejoin Deutsche Bank in 2000 as Chief International Economist and Head of Macro Trends at Deutsche Bank Research. Stefan Schneider is Chair of the Association of German Banks’ Economic and Monetary Policy Committee.

Arthur Frick

Arthur Frick

Senior Investment Strategist , AXA Insurance

Arthur joined AXA in April 2020. Before that he worked for 7 years for the Talanx Group in Risk Management and as Investment and ALM Manager for the industrial lines division (HDI Global). Arthur holds a master degree in finance from the Leibniz University Hannover and is a CFA charterholder.

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