Justin Excell was appointed as Chief Investment Officer, Reinsurance for Swiss Re. He additionally manages all internally managed bond portfolios and sits on Swiss Re’s Investment Committee. Before joining Swiss Re in 2005, Mr. Excell and four partners founded a sizable fixed income hedge fund. In 2000, he became Head of the European Government Bond trading desk at Barclays Capital and was later promoted to Deputy Head of the European and UK Rates Trading Business. From 1997 to 2000, he was Deputy Head of the European Government trading desk at Deutsche Bank. Mr. Excell has a twenty-five year career trading and managing bonds interest rate risks at top-tier investment banks in London, Tokyo and Frankfurt.