Strategic Risk Solutions Expands into Switzerland, Adds Staff
January 27, 2021
Insurance management and consulting services firm Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) has continued its geographic expansion by establishing a presence in Switzerland.
SRS also announced that Markus Beck, Georg Balint, and Maria Sandoval have been appointed to key positions in SRS's Swiss office, which will be located in Zurich.
"With its vigilant regulatory regime and stable operating environment, Switzerland is a key market for SRS, so this is another milestone in our goal of expanding the global reach of our company," Brady Young, chief executive officer of SRS, said in a statement. "And we are delighted to welcome Markus, Georg, and Maria to our team.
"Each is an experienced industry professional who will provide SRS with a strong foundation to serve captive and commercial insurance clients in Switzerland," Mr. Young said. "In addition, Markus, Georg, and Maria will add depth to our growing European presence and operate as part of SRS's broader pan-European insurance management team."
Mr. Balint joined SRS as managing director (Switzerland) effective January 1 to develop and lead the company's Swiss actuarial practice. He will support the company's European risk consulting operations.
Mr. Balint joined SRS from Aon Switzerland Limited, where he served as senior consultant and head of actuarial and analytics since 2017. He began his career with KPMG in Germany before working as group actuary with AXA in Switzerland and as group actuary and actuarial audit manager for Nationale Suisse Group.
Mr. Balint will enhance SRS Europe's offering around the provision of Swiss and Solvency II actuarial reserving and risk management services.
Ms. Sandoval will join SRS as senior account manager (Switzerland) effective March 1 and will support the servicing of the firm's Swiss-domiciled clients. She joins SRS from Aon Insurance Managers (Switzerland/Liechtenstein), where she served as account manager since 2016. A qualified accountant, Ms. Sandoval was corporate controller with the Holcim Group in Zurich before joining Aon.
Mr. Beck will join SRS as managing director (Switzerland) effective April 1 and will develop and lead the company's Swiss insurance management practice. He joins SRS from Aon Insurance Managers (Switzerland/Liechtenstein), where, since 2015, he has held several roles, including senior risk finance consultant, chief compliance officer, and, more recently, managing director of captive operations.
Mr. Beck began his career with Generali, where he was executive officer for 5 years before moving to Hiscox in Munich, where he was senior underwriter for 8 years. From 2008 to 2014, Mr. Beck held various roles with Nationale Suisse Group, including senior controller of finance.
In the statement, Mr. Beck said, "I am thrilled to be joining SRS at this particular time of its expansion and helping grow its client base in Switzerland. I believe there is a strong need for an independent and unbiased source of advisory services, and I have been impressed with SRS's client-centric culture, high staff retention, low client turnover, and outstanding client service."
January 27, 2021