Dr. rer. pol. Alexander König, Director, Reinsurance Client Markets, Head of Business Development Europe, Swiss Re

Alexander König began his employment with Swiss Re Germany (at the time under the brand Bavarian Re) in 1997, and is currently a Director in Swiss Re’s Reinsurance Business Unit. He is heading the Business Development group for Europe with teams in Zurich, London, and Munich.  In this position, his team and he are responsible for supporting Swiss Re’s client management teams, underwriters and transactional units (both on the life and non life side) in the origination of reinsurance transactions by positioning reinsurance from a capital management, corporate finance and risk management perspective; this includes (but is not limited to) the assessment of the effects of reinsurance under different capital frameworks, the idea generation based on the client's financial and risk management situation, its cost of capital and funding, the assessment of reinsurance in view of the client's volatility exposure as well as the implications of reinsurance for the client’s balance sheet and P&L. Before moving to his current role, Alexander held several positions in Swiss Re’s Client Management, Underwriting and Finance function, amongst other things he was heading Swiss Re Ireland in Dublin, Ireland, from 2003 to 2006.

Alexander holds a Diploma in Business Administration with majors in Insurance, Banking/Finance and Statistics and a Doctorate in Economics, both obtained from the University of Mannheim, Germany.

Alexander has authored several publications and is a regular speaker on insurance topics. He lives near Munich, Germany, with his wife and two children.