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Swiss Re appoints new group chief funding officer

Swiss Re has introduced its appointment of Velina Peneva (pictured) as group chief funding officer.

Peneva, whose appointment is efficient April 01, 2023, may also be part of Swiss Re’s group govt committee. She succeeds Guido Fürer, who’s retiring after serving Swiss Re for 25 years.

At present the co-head of shopper options & analytics in Swiss Re’s asset administration unit, Velina additionally beforehand served as the top of the corporate’s non-public fairness funding mandate. Previous to becoming a member of Swiss Re in 2017, she labored for Bain & Firm within the US, Australia, and Switzerland. At Bain & Firm, she most lately served as companion and chief for the non-public fairness and institutional investor practices in Zurich.

“We’re happy that with Velina Peneva, we have been capable of finding a succesful inner candidate to guide our asset administration unit ahead,” mentioned Swiss Re group chief govt officer Christian Mumenthaler. “Velina has a really sturdy observe report each inside and outdoors Swiss Re. She brings a mixture of deep monetary market experience, strategic and funding expertise, confirmed management capabilities and a well-established business community.”

Final December, Swiss Re Company Options named Allen Kwan as head of buyer and distribution administration for North America. In his new position, Kwan will oversee the corporate’s buyer and dealer distribution technique for the US and Canada.


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