Swiss Re Capital Management and Advisory names Andreas Gocksch Global Head. Market Risk

05 July 2005, Zurich

Swiss Re Capital Management and Advisory (CMA) has named Andreas Gocksch as Head of Market Risk. Gocksch, who will be based in New York, is responsible for managing the global market risk management function in CMA. He reports to Robert Ratcliffe, Head of Risk and Internal Controls for CMA.

"Andreas brings to Swiss Re an extensive experience in the areas of developing and implementing global market risk measurements, quality controls and reporting," said Ratcliffe.
Gocksch joins Swiss Re following a seven-year career at Merrill Lynch, where he was most recently Managing Director in the firm's Corporate Risk Management Group, overseeing the risk management activities of the Global Rates, FX, Energy and Treasury businesses.
Gocksch received his Doctorate in Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics from New York University in 1984, and was Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of San Diego from 1985 to 1988.
Comprised of Swiss Re Financial Products Corp. and Fox-Pitt, Kelton, CMA provides clients with industry leading-expertise in capital and risk management on a worldwide basis, including:

  • Sophisticated risk-management techniques, capital management and structured investments through the integration of capital markets and Swiss Re's insurance capabilities
  • Equity Capital Markets and M&A/Advisory investment banking services focused exclusively on the financial sector
  • Highly ranked research in the financial sector that is a source of market leading intelligence and insight

Notes to editors

Swiss Re is one of the world's leading reinsurers and the world's largest life and health reinsurer. The company operates through more than 70 offices in over 30 countries. Swiss Re has been in the reinsurance business since its foundation in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1863. Swiss Re offers a wide variety of products to manage capital and risk. Traditional reinsurance products, including a broad range of property and casualty as well as life and health covers and related services, are complemented by insurance-based corporate finance solutions and supplementary services for comprehensive risk management. Swiss Re is rated "AA" by Standard, Poor's, "Aa2" by Moody's and "A+" by A.M. Best.