Swiss Re appoints Ferguson financial services head

Swiss Re announced Wednesday 4 October the appointment of Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., as Head of Financial Services and a Member of Swiss Re's Executive Committee, effective immediately.

Ferguson joined Swiss Re from the U.S. Federal Reserve Board as Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding in June 2006, and will continue in that role. As Head of Financial Services he will have overall responsibility for Swiss Re's proprietary Asset Management with CHF 160 billion [$128 billion] assets under managemen