Swiss Re celebrates Miami office opening

November 2011 - More than 150 representatives from insurance companies, risk managers and brokers joined in a cocktail reception at the Sky Lobby of the Miami Tower on November 3 to celebrate the opening of Swiss Re’s office in the city.

Carlos Boelsterli, head of the Miami office which began operations on October 1, welcomed guests and stressed the leadership role that Swiss Re has played over the last century in Latin America. “Miami has been on our minds for several years, but in 2011, the year we celebrate 100 years of supporting Latin America, the stars have aligned," he said.

“The Miami office will serve the Latin American & Spanish speaking Caribbean regions and will be supported by Armonk, Manhattan, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and Zurich locations which also focus on the region,” explained Eric Smith, President & CEO of Swiss Re Americas. “Miami is an important centre for the Latin American re/insurance market and is also a financial services hub for the region,” he added.

"Similar to our reinsurance business, Latin America represents a strategic focus area of growth for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. We come to Miami to be a valuable business partner for brokers and corporations, "affirmed Rudi Flunger, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Chief Marketing Officer. "We can see significant business opportunities in Miami based on our financial strength, our reputation, our large net capacity, our innovation power and our long-term commitment to Latin America."

Many of the executives who will be serving the Latin American market from the Miami office were present and had a chance to interact with clients during the event. The office will eventually have approximately 40 marketing and underwriting professionals.

Swiss Re is one of the world's largest and most diversified reinsurers. The company operates through offices in more than 20 countries. Founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, Swiss Re offers financial services products that enable risk-taking essential to enterprise and progress. In addition, Swiss Re has broad, global insurance capabilities, including solutions for commercial insurance, industrial insurance, large corporate risks, aviation and space and environmental and commodity markets. We offer structured, multiline programs and can customize our offerings in order to help our clients mitigate their most complex risks. Swiss Re also offers insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bonds, and has among the highest available capacity in the industry.

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