Catherine has been working for Swiss Re in Paris since 1996 – initially as L&H Client Manager for France and since 2006 as Senior Pricing Actuary for the French market, in charge of the development & pricing of products in various lines of business, such as Mortality, Disability or Long Term Care. Prior to that, Catherine was working in primary insurance, as an actuary in the L&H actuarial department at UAP Vie Individuelle (AXA) for 5 years. Since 1995, Catherine is member of the French Actuarial Institute (IA).
Arnaud Heckenroth is Head of Equity Exotics and Hybrids Structuring EMEA within EFS, based in London. As part of his role, Arnaud plays a key drives the development of solutions across distribution networks and institutional clients.
One of his key areas of expertise is cross asset insurance solutions. Arnaud has been involved during his 14 years career in a large number of key insurance transactions across Europe and Asia. It includes strategic ALM hedging programs, own account asset allocation through structured solutions and QIS, and unit linked protected products (index linked, design of new VA programs and hedging of existing products in Europe and Asia, MicroCPPI, FIA in Europe)
Prior to joining Barclays in 2013, Arnaud was head of the Equity Exotics Stucturing team for EMEA at Nomura in London. Previously, he was part of the Equity Structuring team at Lehman Brothers in London where he started his career in 2004.
Frank is Managing Director and Partner with New Insurance Business GmbH (St. Gallen, Switzerland), a consulting company that offers strategic and tactical business and management consulting for insurance companies and their cooperation partners. The focus of his work is set on innovations, new business strategy, products & related investments as well as cooperation management. Frank is a regular speaker and moderator at events, seminars and workshops throughout the financial service industry. Before he started his career as consultant, he worked within European life insurance industry for about eleven years.
Paul's long career with Swiss Re in the UK has spanned medical underwriting, claims management and client relationship management. During one of these periods he and a colleague set up a specialist group risks team looking at product development, pricing, and marketing. This soon became a full time occupation. Paul has responsibilities for Swiss Re's group risks proposition in the UK and Ireland and in more recent years has also worked with colleagues on propositions in continental Europe.
Paul sits on the Steering Committee of the UK's group risks trade body, GRiD, and is its Secretary.