Stefan Mueller holds a masters degree in finance. From 1996 to 1999 he worked as an underwriter at Centre Re, focusing on the design and implementation of financial solutions for insurance exposures. Until 2003 he was an insurance event-linked securities specialist at Converium, responsible for development and transaction of transfer mechanisms of insurance risks to capital markets. He is the founding partner of ISP Alternative Risk Advisors AG, rebranded Solidum Partners after a management buyout in 2006.
Dr. Karsten Bromann holds a Ph.D. in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne and is a qualified actuary DAV.
From 1998 to 2005 he worked with Zurich Insurance Company as a pricing actuary, head of quantitative analysis, and vice-president and technical deal architect, responsible for Zurich Corporate Solutions‘ alternative risk transfer portfolio in Europe. He joined Solidum Partners’ predecessor ISP ARA in 2005 as Chief Risk Officer. He has earned several awards for his outstanding scientific work.
Cedric Edmonds is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) and holds a BA (Hons) in accounting and finance. He began his reinsurance career at Catlin Underwriting Agencies in Lloyd’s of London in 1994 and moved to Swiss Re, Zurich in 1996 where he worked for SR Atrium / SR New Markets. Between 1999 and 2007 he was with Allianz Risk Transfer, the alternative (re)insurance company of the Allianz Group, serving as a Principal. Immediately prior joining Solidum, Mr. Edmonds worked for Horizon21 where he was responsible for illiquid non-life ILS investments.
David Saaty holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburg in Accounting and finance. In his more than 33 year long carreer of serving institutional clients in the financial markets, Mr. Saaty had positions with Merrill Lynch, Nomura and Schroders before setting up GI Global Invest AG, his own advisory business, in 1997. With GI Global Invest he offered multi manager portfolios for Swiss pension funds and provided fund and manager reserach services for 20 years. Mr. Saaty currently serves as well in the investment committee of a Swiss pension foundation.
Mr. Schuerch has a mathematical & actuarial background and is a diploma holder of the Australian Insurance Institute. Having in total over 30 years of experience in the property reinsurance market, Mr. Schuerch was instrumental in the founding and development of several reinsurance companies, most recently serving as Chief Underwriting Officer of all lines of business for Qatar Re from 2011 until early 2015. He co-founded the reinsurance start-up Novae Re in 2009. Until June 2008, he was responsible for Partner Re’s catastrophe portfolio as Chief Underwriter Catastrophe since the start of the company in 1993 following Hurricane Andrew. Prior, Mr. Schuerch was more than a decade with Swiss Reinsurance Company.
Dr. Thomas Kraus holds a PhD in empirical finance and a master’s degree in economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he was a lecturer of finance. His formal education included studies at Sciences Po in Paris and at the Stern School of Business in New York City. He was invited as a visiting scholar to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC. Dr. Kraus has published various research articles in the field of modern asset management and about the pricing and information processing in derivative markets. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and a member of the Swiss Society of Financial Market Research (SGF).
Dr. Kraus is founder and CEO of Kraus Partner Investment Solutions Ltd. in Zurich. The company is an independent investment management firm serving institutional clients on all aspects of systematic tactical portfolio management since 2001.