Zurich North America and Zurich London Limited, two of the main operating companies of the Swiss-based Zurich Financial Services Group (ZFS) announced that Fredrik Murer has joined the Zurich Emerging Markets group as a senior political risk underwriter.
“Murer will be located in London. He will be responsible for the development of political risk solutions for project financiers, multinational corporations and financial institutions. Zurich’s strong reputation in the industry will allow him to collaborate with a host of organizations including public agencies, private insurers, international banks, brokers and multinational corporations,” said the announcement.
“Fredrik is a terrific addition to our team,” stated Daniel Riordan, executive VP of the Zurich Emerging Markets group. “His expertise will increase our ability to deliver customized political risk solutions that mitigate exposures facing investors in emerging markets.”
Martin South, head of Zurich London Limited stated, “The London-based political risk insurance team is fortunate to have gained a person of Fredrik’s stature. His industry reputation and experience further strengthens Zurich London’s capability to provide flexible and intelligent solutions to protect investors from political and commercial risks.”
Murer was formerly VP at Chubb Insurance Company of Europe, where he worked for the political risk group. He set up political risk underwriting teams in Europe and North America and was responsible for the supervision of underwriting, business development and marketing of political risk products.
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